Deepawali or Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festival of Hindu. Diwali literally means a “Row of Lights.” It is a time filled with light and love. Diwali also called Divali, Deepavali is a five-day Hindu festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha of the Hindu calendar month Karthik and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla paksha of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. Deepawali is celebrated on kartik amavasyaa (15th krishan paksha).In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.
The Diwali or Deepavali festival marks the victory of good over evil. The Sanskrit word “Deepavali” means “an array of lights” and signifies the victory of brightness over darkness. As the knowledge of Sanskrit diminished, the name was popularly modified to Diwali.
On Diwali, the goddess Laxmi, a symbol of prosperity, is worshipped. People wear new clothes, share sweets and light firecrackers. The business community usually starts their financial new year on Diwali and new account books are opened on this day.