Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Diwali, the Hindu
Festival of Light
Oct 29 : 07 days to Diwali
Did you know that Hindus believe that wealth is a karmic reward for good deeds in a past life?
On the third day of Diwali, Hindus worship the goddess of wealth, known as Lakshmi, and call on her to bring wealth and prosperity into their lives.
Diwali, or the “festival of lights” is celebrated by Hindus across India and the huge Hindu diaspora spread all over the world. This multi-day festival, whose name literally means “row of lighted lamps“, is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm and is the most important Hindu festival on the annual calendar. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Diwali.
Diwali begins Friday November 05, 2010.