What is Diwali?
The world comprises a mix of religions and cultures. There are Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hinduism, and several other religious sects. Every religion has its own festivals, which they celebrate every year. A festival that is celebrated by Hindus all across the globe is Diwali, but not many people know what the festival is about? There are different names to refer to this festival other than Diwali. People call it Deepavali as well. It is a five-day festival of lights. It is not just celebrated by Hindus but also by Sikhs and Jains. It sometimes coincides with the new year and harvest time. Diwali is "a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness." The name of this festival is in Sanskrit and comes from the word 'Deepavali.' It means "rows of lighted lamps." It is usually celebrated between the months of October and November. The date of his event changes every year.
Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of spiritual and material wealth and prosperity. Her name comes from the Sanskrit word laksya, meaning "aim" or "goal." Many Hindu families consider her their household goddess and worship her daily. Among other things, Diwali is a celebration of Lakshmi. Some people believe that Diwali marks Lakshmi's birthday and the day that she married the Hindu god Lord Vishnu.