Happy And Safe Diwali!

Diyas (lamps) are lit in homes during Diwali. Lighting of lamps is done on Amavasya (new moon day) of the Hindu month of Ashwin, which is usually the month of October or November every year. It is in remembrance of the return of Lord Ram, Mata Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman to Ayodhya after completing the exile of fourteen years. Symbolically, the lights remind us the need for self realization and inner enlightenment.

Happy And Safe Diwali To Everyone!

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21 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    thank you for sharing the rite with us.

  2. eileeninmd says:

    Indrani, I wish you a Happy Diwali!

  3. Sylvia K says:

    Happy Diwali to you and your family, Indrani!!

  4. ein schöner und interessabter Brauch liebe Indrani…vielen Dank für diesen interessanten Einblick…

    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz


  5. Happy Diwali to you and your family, Indrani 🙂

  6. Wonderful tradition! It's good to remember at least once a year that we need self realization abd inner enlightenment.

  7. Leovi says:

    Nice photo, delicious light. I wish you a happy Diwali.

  8. ladyfi says:

    Wishing you a joyful Diwali!

  9. Carver says:

    Great celebration and wishing you all the best.

  10. Cloudia says:

    We share the light & joy! Thank You

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  11. Yes, there's certainly much need for it.

    Please have a good celebration.

  12. magiceye says:

    Shubh Deepavali to you and yours!

  13. Andrea says:

    Happy and safe Diwali for you too!

  14. Diwali is the earning season for many poor folks. I bought some crackers and my little one is going crazy bursting them. Wishing you joy.

  15. eastofsgv says:

    what a very nice culture… yes the candle is a nice symbol and reminder for self enlightenment.

  16. Rajesh says:

    Wish you Happy, Prosperous and safe Deepavali.

  17. Very happy Deepawali to you and your family.

  18. Fun60 says:

    Thanks for the information. It explains why it is celebrated at slightly different times of the month in different countries.

  19. Hilary says:

    Happy Diwali to you and yours, Indrani.

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