Diwali festival of lights

Ganesh statue with flowers and lamps for Diwali

The Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, serves as a reminder that good always triumphs over evil. Diwali derives from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali” meaning “row of lights”.

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, honours the tale of the Gods Rama and Sita, a married couple who spent 14 years in exile before coming home.

The day also honours Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, who is invited into homes to bring prosperity, health, and fortune using lights and rangolis.

Rangolis are stunning decorative patterns created on the porch/front door using coloured rice and flowers.

rows of colourful flowers to celebrate Lakshmi at Diwali

You might notice a lot of lights around someone’s house because they are directing Lakshmi into their home. Additionally, it is not unusual to see fireworks, this is a celebration after all!

Typically, homes are cleaned, people wear new clothes, and people give and receive presents. Hindus celebrate the beginning of a new year and set new intentions.

Today I will be lighting candles and placing flowers around my home and setting my goals for the new year. 

Diwali is determined by astrology, so it doesn’t always fall on the same day, but it is a very auspicious day and is said to bring good fortune. Diwali is significant to me personally because it was the day of my birth, which also happened to be Diwali.

Since you already know SEB’s strength, you already know that I put light and love into every SEB product.

Next time you feel like you need love or light just reach for SEB. 

Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating!

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