Diwali is the festival of lights. On this day, every nook and corner of India, every farthest corner, gets illuminated with lights, candles, and earthen diyas. This festival denotes the triumph of goodness over evil, the removal of darkness from our minds and prevailing of the holy light as it shines.
It is also celebrated in my state, West Bengal as we worship Goddess Kali, the ultimate incarnation of womanhood. She is a fighter, rules over all demonic forces, cares little about her attire and wears a garland made from decapitated heads. Those are symbolic to ignorance, ego, envy, greed and all those traits that exude negative energy. She wears them on her own and thus saves humankind from committing those sins, so goes the symbolism behind this.
Here’s wishing all of my friends and families a very happy Diwali. Let all the darkness of our minds be illuminated. Let there be light!