Happy Deepavali

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Today is a public holiday in Malaysia for the celebrations of Deepavali, the Festival of Lights.

The festival of Diwali is celebrated by the Indians throughout the world in a joyous mood with great zeal and enthusiasm. Diwali is the festival of worship of Goddess Lakshmi, lights, crackers, cleanliness, sweets, lots of shopping, happiness, togetherness and almost one week's holiday. Diwali is the festival, which means celebrations for five continuous days one after another, each day with a new philosophy. Diwali is not limited to just one-day celebration like many other Indian festivals but it is a unique one for it brings a series of festivals and holidays with itself. Like most of the Indian festivals Diwali too has its origin in Indian Mythology and there is very interesting historical stories about this festival.

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