Diwali Significance, editorial 13 November 2023

Diwali significance
This is the eve and aura of festival of colours known as commonly Diwali.
The festive time of “Deepavali”, The Festival of Lights marks new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. Also popular as Deepawali or Diwali the ‘Festival of Lights’ coincides with harvest and new year celebrations. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, which means a row of lights. [Deep = light and avali = a row]. It is one of the most prominent festival in India and South-East Asia, celebrated with great warmth, joy, and shining grandeur, like Christmas is celebrated in many parts of the world.
The festival falls on the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu lunar month Kartika, that happens between mid-October to mid-November.
The festival of Diwali symbolises the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and right over wrong. It is an occasion of high spiritual value as it signifies the opening of our own true light which sparkles within us and sharing this glow with others as well.
Observed by more than a billion people across faiths, this five-day festival of lights brings prayer, feasts, fireworks and, for some, a new year. Diwali is India’s most important festival of the year—a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.
Diwali symbolises the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil. This year, Diwali was celebrated on November 12. During the festival time, homes and streets are adorned with colourful lamps and candles, while families come together to exchange gifts, sweets, and warm wishes.
The humanity hopes Diwali ushers peace and prosperity in entire world.