The Festival of Lights

Diwali, or Deepavali, symbolising the victory of good over evil. Diwali is celebrated all over India. During the festival, clay lamps known as diyas are lit as a sign of good omen and celebration of victory.

Demons like Narakasura and Raavana are symbolized as the embodiment of all the sins of the world. It is the victory of the Lord’s over the negative forces. It is a reminder for everyone to win over our lower tendencies and raise to the higher values of life and come to live. Light stands for knowledge. The attempt is to bring the better man out of the evil forces.

King Ram's return

In Northern India, the festival is celebrated on Karthika Amavasya night as to mark King Rama’s return to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana by lighting diyas.

Lord Krishna's return

In Southern India, the festival is celebrated as the day Lord Krishna returned after defeating Narakasur. The story says that the whole community lit lamps to celebrate this victory.

Be part of the this auspicious occasion; Pray to the Lord almighty and receive the abundance of his blessings.

Three nights where the mother’s presence is felt in this world

‘Devi Mahatmyam’ dictates that there are 3 nights where  a mother’s presence is very much felt in this world. These three nights are worshipped as they represent three ‘pralayas’.

The three nights indicate Shivarathri, Holi and Deepavali. Out of the three nights, Deepavali night is the most darkest night which represents the ‘Maha Pralaya’.

An ode to the Goddesses; a devotion to the Devi's

The festival also celebrates the goddess of wealth and prosperity, Devi Lakshmi. It is also believed that on this day, Goddess Mahalakshmi appeared from the milky ocean.

So it is celebrated as the birthday of Goddess Mahalakshmi. It is believed that every year on this day, Bhagavathi visits our home.