Happy Diwali 2019

Diwali (Deepavali in Sanskrit, meaning “row of lamps”; also spelled Diwali) is a Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated on a huge level every year across the globe.

Deepavali, a Festival of Lights, is a celebration to mark the triumph of good over evil. It is when thousands of Hindu families in the city and across the world transform their homes into beacons of light, exchange gifts, share feasts and perform pooja (prayers) to deities such as Lakshmi, the goddess of fertility and prosperity. It is hard not to notice a Hindu home during Deepavali. Each doorway boasts a beautiful, vividly coloured picture created out of flour, rice or flower petals. It can take the form of a geometric pattern, a floral shape or a more detailed representation of animals or nature. Known as ‘Rangoli’, these artworks are created to usher deities into the home, so that they can bless the household for the year ahead.

It is an occasion to celebrate victory over defeat, light over darkness, awareness over ignorance.

Beacon International College would like to wish you a life full of happiness, joy and peace. Wish you a Happy Diwali 🪔🪔