Happy Diwali * and a prosperous new year to all,
from my family to yours
Diwali* or Deepawali is one of the most popular festivals of India and of the Hindus. It is believed that the festival of diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya , after 14 years when Rama return to Ayodhya, his capital city, people were over joyed by the news of his arrival and started the tradition of Diwali by celebrating the day with lights and lamps.
Many Hindu consider Diwali as the beginning of new year, in the traditional Hindu Business world, it marks the beginning of a new accounting year.
Diwali is such a wonderful festival, a time of giving and sharing, a time to catch up with people, in other words its time to catch up with the little joys that we keep overlooking for the remaining part of the year. Its time to visit friends and relatives, so like Christmas, people take leave, armed with sweets and savouries meet and spend time with those closest to them with houses brightly decorated with Divali lamps, candles and hangings.