Significance Of Diwali

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It is not just your typical night; it is a night which is brighter than day; a festival which is even visible from space, Diwali. ‘Deepavali’ is what Diwali was known as, it is derived from two words, deep as in a candle (light); avali means a row. Hence, the meaning of Deepavali is a row of lights; this has an ancient story behind it. Over a billion people celebrate Diwali making it the most observed holiday in India. On this day lanterns, electric lights and fireworks illuminate the night to celebrate the victory of good over evil, light over dark and knowledge over ignorance. From snow covered mountain tops to the flourishing praises, Alberta has it all; in it all there is a thriving city named Calgary. Calgary is the largest city in …show more content…
Although the city is densely populated of Indians, when I went to elementary we had a Diwali assembly. All that the students recognize was that it was the festival of lights, sure as a kid we never wonder why. However, as I became older I recognized the significance of this day that although it is the festival of lights it holds a moral which is that there is always light. Light is a metaphor for goodness. This has always given me a sense of optimism; there is always good out there somewhere. In the celebration of Diwali, all communities participate (no discrimination) and offer their facilities. The purpose behind the celebration is so we can educate individuals and rejoice …show more content…
When time came for him to stand down from the throne and hand the reign over to his eldest son Rama, the other Queen Kaikeyi desired for her son to be the next king instead of Rama and to fulfil this desire, Queen Kaikeyi used the vows King Dashrath once made to her. These two vows were; her son will be the next King of Ayodhya even though Rama was the eldest and Rama would be exiled with his wife Sita, to the forest for fourteen years. Queen Kaikeyi’s son, Bharata was against this wrong doing as Rama was the next rightful king of

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