- The Festivals of Lights
The word 'Deepawali is composed of two words -- Deepa
meaning Light and Avali meaning a
Row. It means a row of lights and indeed
illumination forms its main attraction. Diwali
leads us into Truth and Light and is celebrated on on
Amavasya - the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu
month of Kartik every year. It symbolizes that age-old culture
of our country which teaches us to vanquish ignorance that
subdues humanity and to drive away darkness that engulfs the
light of knowledge.
is celebrated on a grand scale in almost all the regions of
India and is looked upon mainly as the beginning of New Year.
As such the blessings of 'Lakshmi' ,
the celestial consort of Lord Vishnu are invoked with