There are many Hindu festivals in a year , each with deeper meaning of life , righteousness , mindfulness , duty , phases of life , family life. Of all , Diwali is the festival of lights ; signifying triumph of good over evil. We keep small clay made lamps in the house . The name “Diwali” comes from “Deepavali ” which means row of lamps ( “Deepa” or “Diya”).
We also visit family and friends , exchange gifts , burst fire crackers and believe all of these good work keep the evils away from our and our loved one’s lives.
In India , at different region , people follow their own rituals and traditions by worshiping Lakshmi ( The Goddess of Wealth ) and Kali (The “redeemer of the universe” and the goddess of Time and Changes ) during this time .
What do I do on this day?
– I miss childhood and make sure I recreate similar “Diwali” here , right now , right here. These pictures are absolutely “home-made” ! My 48 hour long weekend was busier than any episode of “24” ! 😉
*** Happy Diwali to all my friends who believe in good and “the win of good over bad in life ” ! ***