This is our house fully lit for the Festival of Light (Deepawali)which is celebrated every year in India in the month of October/ November.
One can celebrate it decorating the whole house , once in a while with such lights or just light it up with simple earthen oil lamps or candles.
The festival is the celebration of victory of good over the evil.
For an oil lamp
to burn, the wick has to be in the oil, yet out of the oil. If the wick is drowned in oil, it cannot bring light.
Life is like the wick of the lamp; you have to be in the world yet remaining untouched by it. If you are drowned in the materialism of the world, you cannot bring joy and knowledge in your life. By being in the world, yet not drowning in the worldly aspect of it, we can be the light of joy and knowledge. Lamps are lit on this day not just to decorate homes, but also to communicate this profound truth.
Every human being has some good qualities. Every lamp that you light is symbolic of this. By lighti