Diwali 2021; Know the history and significance of the festival of lights

The Hindu festival in India, Diwali is known as the festival of lights. Considered as one of the biggest festivals of India, the festival, Diwali is celebrated across the country with joy and enthusiasm. Diwali is an important festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. Irrespective of the religion or caste, the day is widely celebrated in the country and this year it falls on November 4. 

Although for the past two years, the celebrations were limited as Covid surged across the country, this year it is celebrated in a mild way as per the government’s order. According to the Hindu calendar, the auspicious festival is celebrated during the Amavasya of the Kartik month.  The Diwali festivals include Dhantrayodashi, Narak Chaturdashi (Choti Diwali), Lakshmi Puja (Diwali), Govardhan Puja, and Bhaiyya Dooj. Laxmi Puja is considered the most significant day of all.


The Festival of Lights is almost related to the methodological stories particularly the Ramayana. As per the Sanskrit epic, Diwali marks the victory of Lord Rama over evil as he defeated the antagonist, King Ravana. Rama was sent into exile in a forest for 14 years and It is believed that after defeating Ravana, Rama, Lakshaman, and Sita returned to Ayodhaya later.

The threesome’s return back to Ayodhya was found to be on Kartik Amavasya, dark moon night. On the day, the people of Ayodhya used to lit the whole kingdom with diyas. That is why every year, the entire nation is celebrating the day as a festival of lights

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There are messages and quotes circulated on social media on the day of Diwali. 

  • May you achieve everything that your heart desires this day. 
  •  We hope that the coming year brings you happiness and endless love. 
  • Hope this festival brings peace and more meaning to your life. 
  • This festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the triumph of light over darkness. Happy Diwali