|Deepavali lights via Flickr (www.krishna.zenfolio.com)|
For the readers who are not aware of what Deepavali is, it is the festival of lights celebrated by Hindus around the world. The actual day in 2010 is on 5th November. On the morning of Deepavali, a Hindu family would typically light oil lamps in their homes. The lights are a symbol of thanks to the Gods for the happiness, knowledge, peace and wealth received in the year. The Hindus consider Deepavali as one of the most important festivals to celebrate, as is Christmas to the Christians.