Happy Diwali! 9 Awesome Glowing Lamp Photos To Light Up Your Monday

Diwali is all about colors and traditions. 

Diwali is one of the most important festivals not only celebrated in India but also in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. It’s a special time of the year when families gather to perform beautiful traditions together.

Photo by Manisa Mitpaibul on Unsplash

Diwali is also one of the most gorgeous festivals in the world! Lights, candles, colors galore. Sometimes, firecrackers are burnt to scare away evil spirits.

To brighten up your week, even if you’re not celebrating Diwali, we thought these lavish photos may steer your spirits into the right direction, toward a prosperous day and a luminous week! Happy Diwali!

1. Diwali is all about the lighting of small lamps filled with oil to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. 

UNSPLASH Udayaditya Barua

2. “Diwali” or “Divali” = rows of lamps!

3. These lamps are to make goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth and prosperity) feel welcome, they’re typically kept on during the night. 

UNSPLASH Madhukar Kumar

4. The first day of Diwali festival begins with Dhanteras, a time when most Indian businesses start their financial year, perfect for buying utensils and gold.

5. The second day of Diwali is to abolish laziness and evil which create hell in our life and shine light on life. Victory of good over evil and light over darkness.

UNSPLASH Souravi Sinha

6. Third day is reserved for Lakshmi, goddess of wealth. People may put small oil lamps outside their homes in hopes that Lakshmi will come to bless them.

7. The fourth day celebrates Krishna – an incarnation of god Vishnu (the supreme god of Hinduism) – defeated Indra (god of rain and thunderstorm). On this day, men present gifts to their wives.

UNSPLASH partho roy

8. On the fifth day, or Yama Dwitiya, brothers and sisters meet to express love and affection for each other.

9. In most of India, Diwali marks the end of the harvest season. Farmers give thanks for the prosperous year they had, and pray for another good harvest in the year to come.

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