Its Diwali today in India. Diwali is known as the Festival of light. It’s one of the biggest festivals for Indians and its celebrated, irrespective of the religion, equally among Hindus, Sikhs, Jain’s and buddhists.. The word Diwali means Row of Light and all the people celebrate Diwali by decorating their houses with diwali lamps. And share Indian sweets (mithai) between friends and relatives and also burst a lot of firecrackers.
In different regions of India, Diwali has different meanings for the celebration but the underlying concept for the celebration is the same, it celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.
The Times of India summed up the modern meaning of Diwali like:
Regardless of the mythological explanation one prefers, what the festival of lights really stands for today is a reaffirmation of hope, a renewed commitment to friendship and goodwill, and a religiously sanctioned celebration of the simple – and some not so simple – joys of life. – Times of India editorial
And If you are in India, On Diwali day you can expect a very sweet and loud evening!
Happy Diwali to all, with love from the incredible India.