The festival of lights, our very own, Diwali is always the much-anticipated festival of the year! It’s that time of the year when the whole country shimmers and glimmers as streets brim with stalls of gifts to streamers to candles and diyas.
Be it the regional festival like Nag Panchami or the main ones like Dussehra and Holi each is celebrated with great joy and love. But among many festivals, the most significant one is Deepavali or Diwali. Despite being a multifaith country, Diwali is celebrated everywhere and almost by everyone in India.
During Diwali celebrations, everyone is welcomed to participate in this festival. The main theme of the festival relates to everybody’s faith. To some, Diwali is the counterpart of New Year Celebration in the Western region of the world.
This popular story regarding Diwali origins when the legend – Lord Rama, his wife Sita & his brother Lakshmana were returning to “Ayodhya” which was their Kingdom in Northern India from exile of 14 years after defeating Ravana, the evil king of Lanka. In victorious celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya started lighting up their pathways with diyas (oil lamps) to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.
Diwali, a time to reflect all of the positives in life through our family and friends, health, prosperity, and harmony – how truly blessed one is and the realization of what is truly important, Diwali is also the festival of joy so make it special especially if there has been any unpleasantness with your family or friends in your past. Shed all your inhibitions and misgivings and make a fresh start. Wish them a ‘Happy Diwali’ and embrace them in joy.
The good and virtuous self will triumph over the evil and spiteful. That within ourselves we will choose to not let our egos get on the way to be the best of ourselves. In simple words, looking in the brighter side of life, pun intended.
The Entire Family of Ambassador Group of Hotels wishes you all, a very happy & a safe Diwali!!