Vector 3 wishes you a Happy Diwali 2015
5 days of light, joy and happiness.
Today begins Diwali, one of the most popular festival of lights for Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. In Vector 3 we are very happy to wish you all a happy Diwali for the next 5 days of celebration. However, people in different regions of India may celebrate Diwali on various dates because traditional lunar calendars can be interpreted in different ways. For instance, Diwali or Deepavali in Tamil Nadu is celebrated in the Tamil month of Aipasi.
During Diwali the Government offices, post offices and banks are closed in India. Stores and other businesses and organizations may be closed or have reduced opening hours. Transport is usually unaffected as many locals travel for religious celebrations.
Many people decorate their home and workplaces with tiny electric lights or small clay oil lamps. Bowls of water with candles and flowers floating on the surface are also popular decorations. Fireworks are set off in the evening in some areas and melas (fairs) are held in many towns and villages.
Deepawali or Diwali is a festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. The word “Deepawali” refers to rows of diyas, or clay lamps. This is one of the most popular festivals in the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika and commemorates Lord Rama's return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing his 14-year exile. The myths around Rama and Ravana are told during another holiday, known as Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.
Electric lights, small oil lamps made of clay and flames are important Diwali symbols that represent both physical and spiritual aspects of light. Vector 3 wishes you all a happy Diwali's celebration and a plenty of joy and happiness new year.