Diwali is the Festival of Lights celebrated with display of lights, wearing of traditional clothes and distribution of Diwali sweets. It also celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
Diwali dates back to ancient times in India, as a festival after the summer harvest in the Hindu calendar month of Kartika. The festival is mentioned in Sanskrit texts such as the Padma Purana, the Skanda Purana both completed in second half of 1st millennium AD but believed to have been expanded from a core text from an earlier era.
The diyas (lamps) are mentioned in Skanda Purana to symbolically represent parts of the sun, the cosmic giver of light and energy to all life, who seasonally transitions in the Hindu calendar month of Karti.
When come and celebrate Diwali - the Indian Festival of Lights at Indian Cultural Center, visitors will be participated in many special activities such as: draping of Indian Saree; Henna art; Lighting of Lamps; Cookery Show on Indian Diwali snacks and sweets; Diwali entertainment and music show…PS News