Diwali also signifies the end of the harvest season in most of India. Traditionally, it also marks the end of financial year of a businesses and closure of books of accounts. Prayers are offered to the Goddess of Wealth - Laxmi for prosperity and wealth through the coming year. Doors of houses are left open on Diwali so that the Laxmi can enter the house and bring wealth with her.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Diwali - The Festival of Lights
Diwali - the festival of lights is a major Hindu Festival and is celebrated in India by lighting lights and lamps . These lights and lamps signifies victory of Good over Evil.
In Hinduism, it is the homecoming of Lord Rama after 14years of Exile in a forest and after his victory over the Demon Ravana.
Entrances to houses are decorated with flowers and intricate designsCandles lit outside a house in Gurgaon