Diwali or Deepawali means a row of lights

Diwali or Deepawali means a row of lights. The most beautiful of all Indian festivals, Diwali is a celebration of lights. Streets are illuminated with rows of clay lamps and homes are decorated with rangoli (colored powder designs) and aakash kandils (decorative lanterns of different shapes and sizes). Diwali is celebrated with new clothes, spectacular firecrackers and a variety of sweets in the company of family and friends.

Diwali comprises of five days Dhanatrayodashi Narakchaturdashi, Amavasya (Laxmi poojan), Balipratipada (padwa) and Yamadvitiya (Bhaubeej) each day has a peculiar religious significance. This celebration is symbolizes dispelling of the darkness of misery and illuminating the light of prosperity and happiness into human life.