Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu Festival of Lights and is celebrated every year on the shortest new-moon day of the year. This popular Hindu festival symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. Hindus light ghee (butter) lamps everywhere to purify their homes and hearts. The light symbolizes that good overcomes evil, that wisdom will defeat ignorance, and hope overcomes despair. It is said that the glow of a ghee lamp brings the prosperity of wisdom, the highest form of wealth.
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