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  • October 18, 2017

Diwali: Festival of Lights

Popularly known as “Festival of Lights”, Diwali or Deepavali is the most important festival celebrated by Sikhs, Jains, and Hindus. Millions of people across the world celebrate this festival by lighting diyas and candles. This festival marks triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Similar to other aspects of Hinduism, the origin of this festival is also ancient. Diwali observance is varied amid the faith of 800 Million adherents. This festival celebrates the King of Ayodhya – Lord Rama return with Sita (wife) and Lakshmana (brother) from 14-year exile and in the same time period Lord Rama killed the King Ravana.

It is said that Ayodhya city was brightened up with millions of lamps in order to welcome the king. On this occasion, people pay homage to Goddess Lakshmi (the Goddess of Happiness) and take blessings of her. Lamps and candles are lightened during the night in every home in order to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. It is believed that during the festival’s night, Goddess Lakshmi roams on the earth and enters in the houses that are clean, bright, and pure. The celebration of roots is in South Asian harvest festivals.

From bright lights at entrance of home to string lights, clay diyas, and colorful urlis in the house, the festival joy and celebration can be witnessed everywhere. The pleasant smell of incense, great aroma of delectable dishes, family get together, and noise of burning crackers are some things that make Diwali, the favorite festival of most of the people. Flashing bulbs, flickered flames, and bloomed fireworks are what whole family and neighborhood enjoys. Some people even draw a beautiful rangoli at the entrance of the home in order to prevent their houses from evil spirits.

Additionally, in order to make this festival more special, family, friends and neighbors pay visit to share sweets, gifts, and little treats, including rice puffs (khil) and sugar disks (patashe). Most importantly, this festival blesses us happiness, togetherness, teamwork, and connect us to our roots and make our memories last forever.

Whether you live in India or abroad and planning to celebrate this festival luxuriously, then booking a cabin or suite in Maharajas’ Express is a great idea. While here, you can enjoy state-of-the-art amenities, relish mouth-watering delicacies in the restaurant, or enjoy a glass of alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink with your friends and family. To book your favorite cabin or suite in Maharajas’ Express, click here!

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