Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Geeky Kalakaar

Tomorrow is Diwali, a very famous festival here in India. I wanted to share my experience of this festive season, so that some day I could look back and remember the Diwali of 2019.

So, Diwali is celebrated as an anniversary of that no-moon night when Lord Rama returned from 14 years of exile. As per Hindu mythology, people illuminated Lord Rama’s path with earthen lamps when he came back after defeating Ravana, the 10-headed demon God. If you wish to learn more about this story, which was originally a poem called Ramayana, check out this site- https://www.ancient.eu/The_Ramayana/

The light radiating from the earthen lamps signifies enlightenment and driving away of the clouds of ignorance by the light of knowledge. It signifies that there always exists a light that triumphs over the dark forces of evil.

What I love about Diwali is that it is not a one-day festival. The…

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