The message of ‘Happy Diwali’, often conveyed along with sweets, savories and beautiful smiles has been in Indian culture since ages. People have celebrated this festival of light with a gusto that negates all every sorrowful event that has ever occurred during the year. In many regions of India, this festival falls on the same dates as Lakshmi Puja and succeeds Kali Puja. Due to these certain auspicious days being centered on the day of Diwali, Diwali itself is considered a festival that marks the end of evil and brings in good fortune. The traditional celebration of Diwali includes lighting of lamps filled with ghee or linseed oil, meeting family and friends and doing a ceremonial puja at home. As the years have gone by since the return of Lord Ram along with Goddess Sita, the Bandi Chhor Divas, and Nirvana attainment by Mahaveer Jain, the way of celebrating Diwali has changed in ways good and bad. As people gather together for a festive celebration, the norm of gifting and good wishes hasn’t faded in any way. At places, earthen lamps have given way to candles and electric lights, but the shine of the glowing houses and lanes hasn’t been dimmed. Our busy lives have led us to buy sweets and savories rather than making them at home, but the emotions attached with them are mellifluous as ever. The important aspect to consider in all this is that the spirit of Diwali is still alive within us. Diwali is a 5-day celebration in many regions of India, beginning with Dhanteras and ending with Bhai Duj. At Lendingkart, we begin the festivities on October 28, 2016. Here’s the gang at the office in all their festive splendor.
Let this festive occasion bring in light and happiness into your lives. We wish you a very glorious and happy Diwali!