Diwali: The Festival of Light and New Beginnings

 In Mumbai Smiles

Festival of Diwali is one of the most widely celebrated festivals across India. Diwali literally means ‘a row of lights’ and itself symbolises positivity and energy. It is a Festival of lights and New Beginnings.

Diwali comes 20 days later the festival of Navratri. There is a mythological story about the returning of Lord Ram after defeating Ravana, the king of Lanka (today’s Sri Lanka). Also, it comes in the period of the crop harvest. Therefore, Diwali represents a victory of good over evil as well as a start of a new beginning.

During the five days of this festival one can see every corner of the city embellishing with lights and decorations. The roads are full of youth flaunting in their colourful and traditional attire. Houses are full of people who are enjoying these beautiful moments with their families having sweets and burning fire crackers. Diwali also marks a new beginning for businessmen, farmers, newlyweds and newborn babies. They all worship goddess Laxmi for their prosperous and healthy future.

The last day of Diwali is a day to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters. Traditionally, sisters offer prayers to the almighty  for their brother’s safety and health while the brothers vow to protect their sisters at all times and shower them with gifts and blessings in return.

In Mumbai Smiles, every year we celebrate Diwali together as a team in the office. However, this year we shall be missing all the fun and excitement to meet our teammates and share our joy together. We will miss those giggles and laughter, the lovely smiling faces and those moments from our hectic life which make us forget our worries and troubles.

However, this year we decided to reach to the friends and families including those of our beneficiaries through the medium of a nice video. Therefore, each and every member of Mumbai Smiles has contributed enthusiastically to send their Diwali wishes to all you. You meet our teammates in this video:

We wish you all a very Happy Diwali and a prosperous new year. May this Diwali defeat this evil of virus and soon we gather together to celebrate a new beginning.

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