Celebrate Diwali - the Festival of Lights
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, celebrates the victory of good
over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The
festival itself extends over five jubilant and celebrative days. It is
marked by lines of lamps, fireworks and the exchange of sweets and gifts
that all lend to the grandeur of this occasion. Diwali festival is one
of the most auspicious and grand occasions which is celebrated with
great zeal and warmth among all races and religions.
Festival of lights
In India, Diwali represents a time when streetscapes are adorned with
small, decorated earthenware oil lamps called diyas. Mythology has it
that the lamps are lit to help the goddess of wealth and prosperity
Lakshmi find her way into people’s homes. Every home - lowly or mighty -
the hut of the poor or the mansion of the rich - shines with the glow of
twinkling diyas or candles to welcome Lakshmi.
Regardless of the mythological explanation, what the festival of
lights stands for a reaffirmation of hope and a renewed commitment to
friendship, goodwill and prosperity for all – in its true essence it is
a celebration of the joys of life.
The Taj Samudra celebrates Diwali at the South lawn on November 9.
Guests are invited to experience a spectacular display of fireworks
while dancing to the latest Bollywood tracks spun by their DJ and
indulging in a lavish festive dinner of authentic Indian extravagance.