What is Diwali?

Diwali is one of the most popular festivals of India. Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali or Deepawali is celebrated with great pomp and show. According to the Hindu Lunar calendar, the festival is observed in October and November. This year, in 2017, Diwali is being observed on 19th October 2017.

Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope. On this day, worshipping Lord Ganesh and Maa Lakshmi is considered highly auspicious. Also, on days preceding Diwali, Lord Kuber is worshipped. It is a festival of joy, health, wealth & prosperity.

Diwali puja