Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is a five-day Hindu festival celebrated in the autumn season.
Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.
The festival is marked by the lighting of diyas, small earthen oil lamps, that illuminate homes and streets.
Diwali is a time for family gatherings, feasts, and the exchange of gifts and sweets.
Special prayers are offered to Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity, and Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles.
Homes are adorned with rangoli, colorful patterns made of natural materials, to welcome prosperity and good fortune.
Fireworks and firecrackers are traditionally lit during Diwali, symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness.
Diwali is a time for introspection, self-reflection, and spiritual renewal.
The festival is celebrated by Hindus worldwide, and its message of hope and light resonates with people of all faiths.
Diwali is a celebration of life, joy, and the enduring human spirit.