Hindu Community lights up the dark days of COVID-19 with Diwali celebrations

The festival symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness

The festival of lights is back.  Hindus are celebrating Diwali  with zeal and fervour  today,  families and the community decorating their houses and temples with colourful lights. This festival  is also known as Deepavali or the festival of lights

the festival started off with morning prayers, specially for peace and progress in the country. Diwali is celebrated over a period of five days.

The festivities include decoration of houses and temples with rangoli, lights, flowers and diyas.

Special “poojas” will be held in different temples while sweets will also be distributed among the people during observance of religious festivity of Hinduism.

Diwali is celebrated at the end of every autumn to commemorate the victory of Hindu god Lord Rama — or Ramachandra — over evil Ravana and how he spent 14 years in tranquillity. Celebrated for five days, it also marks the start of the new year of Hindu calendar.

The  Hindu community also lit earthen lamps in the night and fireworks were also be exhibited to celebrate the festival.

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