As  part of our Diwali 2021 feature, Ponni discusses what Diwali is and how it is celebrated.

Date: 04.11.21

Life is all about cheerfulness and as human beings social collaboration not only brings happiness but helps us cultivate our ability to learn languages, familiarise ourselves with cultures, think, explore, play and work. When we look at the enthralling journey of human evolution, we do not invent or create unless it is required. Diwali is one such event, it gives us the prospect to forget all our qualms and celebrate the optimistic side of life.

The name Diwali or Deepavali derived from the sanskrit word" row of lights" to symbolize victory of light over darkness. Diwali is celebrated in various parts and various religions representing Goddess Lakshmi, royal welcoming of Lord Rama, Victory of Krishna. Widespread custom is lighting of Diyas, enjoying fireworks to welcome health and prosperity.

Candles to enjoy life; decorations to light life; presents to share success; firecrackers to burn evils; sweets to sweeten success, and worship to thank God! 

Wish you all a joyous, prosperous and safe Diwali!