The joyous celebration of festival of lights – Diwali
Diwali or Deepawali is a significant and massive holiday for Hindus around the world. In Hindi, ‘deep’ means ‘light’ and ‘awali’ stands for ‘row’, to come together to form a ‘row of light’. This jubilant occasion is marked by five days of celebration, which literally lightens up the whole country and bring joy to every heart.
From cleaning and renovating homes to decorating them with clay lamps and design patterns called rangoli; from fireworks festivities to performing devout prayers/poojas; from visiting families/friends and exchanging gifts to enjoying lavish mouth-watering feasts, every day is a grandiloquent celebration of Diwali glory.
The interpretation of Diwali story depends upon which part of India you reside, however there is one common theme that runs across all interpretations – the festival marks the triumph of good over evil. The superficial lights of Diwali are a spiritual indication to illuminate our inner self. In Hindu belief, the most esteemed light is the one that resides in the chamber of our hearts. So, it is as important to focus keenly on this inner light to brighten up our heart and soul, in order to achieve eternal bliss.
Diwali is celebrated around the globe, not only as a manifestation of Hindu festival but also as a celebration of South Asian identities. It is a big festival in Britain as Indians are the second largest minority there. Interestingly, followers of various other religions also observe customs related and overlapping with Diwali. Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs pompously celebrate Diwali in India, Nepal, Malaysia and Singapore.
For India, Diwali also has vast economic importance. It is considered as the largest purchasing period where people mainly shop for clothes, gifts and gold. Any investment or spending is revered and considered auspicious as it is believed that it will bring more wealth to the family in the year to follow.
We celebrate this festive season with our customers and hope that CurrencyTube helps bring your families closer on this Diwali with our unbeatable exchange rates and faster, securer services for you.