Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated around the world. It is a five-day festival of lights that symbolizes the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
Diwali is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartika, which typically falls in October or November. The festival begins with Dhanteras, a day dedicated to the worship of the goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. The following day is Naraka Chaturdashi, a day when Hindus celebrate the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon Narakasura.
The main day of Diwali is Lakshmi Puja, which falls on the darkest night of the Hindu month. On this day, Hindus clean and decorate their homes, light diyas (oil lamps) and candles, and set off fireworks. They also worship the goddess Lakshmi and pray for wealth and prosperity.
The fourth day of Diwali is Govardhan Puja, a day dedicated to the worship of Lord Krishna. On this day, Hindus build small mountains of cow dung and worship them as a symbol of Mount Govardhan, which Lord Krishna lifted on his little finger to protect the people of Vrindavana from a heavy downpour.
The fifth and final day of Diwali is Bhai Dooj, a day dedicated to the bond between brothers and sisters. On this day, sisters prepare special treats for their brothers and perform aarti (ritual worship) for them. Brothers, in turn, give their sisters gifts and money.
Diwali is a time for families and friends to come together and celebrate. It is a time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the future with hope and optimism. It is also a time to give thanks for all the good things in our lives and to pray for a better future for all.
At Lostisland, we celebrate Diwali as a reminder of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to celebrate their culture and traditions. We extend our warmest greetings to the Hindu community of Lostisland and the world. We hope that this Diwali will be filled with joy, happiness, peace, and a renewed commitment to the values of Diwali: good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
We are committed to working together to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and to live in peace and prosperity.