Deepavali 2023 : Significance, History about Festival of Light

The festival of lights and lamps is called Deepavali. This is one of the most significant Hindu holidays, and people all across the nation celebrate it with great fanfare.

The term "row of lights" (Sanksrit dipavali) is the source of the name. 

Deepavali is a "festival of lights" that honors the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and the benefits of enlightenment, freedom, and victory.

Deepavali is celebrated in northern India to commemorate Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya with his wife Sita, supported by Lakshman and Hanuman, after conquering the demon king Ravana. 

The main Deepavali celebration takes place on the third day, marking the culmination of five days of festivities throughout most of India.

Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains are the most likely to celebrate Deepavali.   In the UK, US, Australia, and other nations across the world, the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain communities also celebrate Diwali.

We hope you have a happy and successful Deepavali."  May the light of Deepavali brighten the lives of all our relatives and fill our hearts with love on this auspicious festival.

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