Diwali is the most prominent Hindu festival. It’s a celebration of the victory of good over evil. And because light is symbolism of good and darkness the symbolism of evil, Diwali is celebrated as the festival of lights. The word Diwali means rows of lamps.
All over the nation Hindu families celebrate the victory and return of their great Lord Rama, by lighting oil lamps, lanterns, bursting fire crackers and exchanging sweets.
Diwali is celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of the Hindu month Ashwin, this day is called the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) and ends on Bhaubeej, that is the 2nd day of Hindu month Kartik called as Shukla Paksha. Bhaubeej is the day when brothers and sisters celebrate their bond and love by gifting each other.
Everyone looks forward to Diwali. This, once in a year experience brings so much happiness and love in their lives. Schools and office have long vacations. People are dressed in bright new clothes, the laughter and riot of family gatherings blending with the aroma of sweets and delicacies fill the homes. Also the sparkle of gifts and lamps and firecrackers fill your hearts with spectacular sites and cheer you up.
People make designs out of coloured powder outside their homes which is called a Rangoli. It is mainly a women’s task but with changing times many men have also explored and mastered this unique form of art. From decorative and traditional motifs to portraits or sceneries, one can draw anything with rangoli. Several communities conduct recreational competitions like, Rangoli making, Diya (lamp) painting, Kandil (lantern) making, etc.
Diwali is also the time of boost for tourism. Due to the long vacations people step out to explore destinations, many foreigners also visit the country to experience the festival spirit. Diwali is of great importance to every Hindu. Indians settled abroad also celebrate this festival within their small communities. So come along with ToursForU as we wish everyone a Happy Diwali and an Illuminated Future.