Every year, bright lights, family gatherings and street parades mark the spectacular festival of Diwali. But how did the festival begin? And who celebrates it today?
Traditionally, the patterns welcome Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and success,into the house. But they also welcome family and friends. When everything's ready, Diwali begins. It can last up to five days, For many Hindus, each day has its own name and transitional. P8
Reference Daynes, Katie (2008) Diwali Us borne Publishing Ltd.