Divali is the festival of lights which is celebrated by Hindus around the world. Divali symbolizes good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
In the early days, Hindus celebrated this festival in a very small way. They made at least five deyas (small clay pots) per household, filled it with coconut oil or Ghee (clarified butter) and a wick made of wool was placed in it. Now, the lighting of deyas is a spectacular sight. Families, communities, even those who are not Hindu, participate in this enlightening, uplifting occasion. Deyas are atop creatively bent bamboo frames constructed in savannahs and other open spaces or simply arrayed in the driveways of homes. Read more