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Diwali - A Celebration of Hope, Happiness and Togetherness!

Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights and is celebrated every year in India, Nepal & Bangladesh, by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. The word Diwali means ‘row of lights’ or ‘spreading of light’ in Sanskrit language. It is usually celebrated for five days but can be extended to nine depending on regional customs. It celebrates the homecoming of Lord Rama after his 14-year exile in the forest with his wife Sita, and brother Lakshmana.


This year, Diwali falls on October 24th. This festival is celebrated on the darkest night of the year, when there is no moon in sight, on a new moon day, Different types of light's, lamp's/ Diya's and lantern's used to celebrate this occasion and is believed to help the goddess to find her way into people’s lives & homes to bring prosperity for the coming year, it depicts the victory of light over darkness. It also denotes dispelling greed and other vices. Lakshmi Puja is also one of the most important rituals performed during the festival of Diwali.    


Diwali is also a festival of Giving and Forgiving. People share sweets, dry fruits and other gifts to friends and family which makes them leave behind the grudges and sets in the mood of festivity and celebration.


Let's celebrate this Diwali with Ambika!


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