The festival of lights
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A representation of triumph of good over evil
The various legends surrounding Diwali – be it the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi in human form, the return of Ram from Lanka, Krishna overpowering Narakaasur, or the return of the Pandavas - all point towards the victory of good over evil. In the current scenario of things, one can expect less than the usual celebratory firecrackers, and more or less a quiet Diwali, just like Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Pooja and Eid have been quiet this year. What better time to pray for the victory of good over evil? For those of you missing the fireworks, do light a diya, symbolising the victory of light over darkness, and do keep the faith. Happy Diwali!