Diwali is the most important Hindu festival, and this year, celebrations will start on Thursday 4 November 2021.
Also called the Festival of Lights or Deepavali, it takes place on the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartika, which falls sometime during October or November, and celebrates the beginning of the Hindu New Year.
The festival lasts five days and is most commonly celebrated in India and other locations with Hindu communities.
The word Diwali means ‘row of lights’, and symbolises the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.
There are many legends and Gods associated with Diwali: according to the Hindu epic Ramayana, it is a day when Lord Rama, his wife Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman returned to Ayodhya after spending 14 years in exile.
It is also believed that Goddess Lakshmi was born on Diwali during the churning of the cosmic ocean (Samudra Manthan). Lakshmi symbolises wealth, fortune, luxury, prosperity and it is believed that, on Diwali night, she visits each house to bless her devotees with wealth and luxuries.
According to the same belief, to help Lakshmi find her way to people, millions of lights called diya are placed at temples, shops, homes, businesses and other buildings.
Besides, the Diwali period - in particular the first day called Dhanteras which falls on the 2nd of November 2021 this year- is the most auspicious to buy gold, as it is believed to help attract wealth and prosperity.
If you are looking for a special piece of jewellery, Diwali is the perfect time to make your purchase!
At Minar, we always love celebrating with our team and customers - it brings the community together, strengthens bonds and makes us happier!
For this special occasion, we have prepared an amazing selection of our Diwali best selling products which you can find below.