Diwali or Deepavali is an important festival in Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism,
Diwali is a Festival of Lights. People light diyasâ€”cotton string wicks inserted in small clay pots filled with oilâ€”to signify victory of good over the evil within an individual.
Deepavali is a Sanskrit word- Deepa meaning light and Avali, meaning a row] It means a row of lights and indeed illumination forms its main attraction. It symbolises that age-old culture of India which teaches us to vanquish ignorance that subdues humanity and to drive away darkness that engulfs the light of knowledge
Diwali is one of the biggest festival in India and celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or ‘Festival of lights’. Different colorful varieties of fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. The festival of Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts. People present diwali gifts to all near and dear ones.