Diwali is a five day Hindu festival celebrated across the length and breadth of India. The word Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word Deepavali that translates to ‘an array of lights’. The five days of this festival are Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdasi, Diwali, Annakut and Bhai-Dooj. The Jains and Sikhs too consider this day as auspicious as Lord Mahavir attained his Nirvana on this Day and the sixth Guru of the Sikhs - Guru Hargobind was released from prison respectively.
There are various rituals and customs associated with the festival of lights. They are different in different parts of the country. But the enthusiasm with which this festival is welcomed is uniform across India. Diwali will be celebrated on the 27th of October in 2019. Make this day special for your loved ones in India with significant gifts and heartfelt greeting.