Diwali, the much-awaited Indian festival of lights is here. Commemorating the victory of good over evil, this festival is celebrated across the length and breadth of the country. The festival revers Lord Rama, Lord Hanuman, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.

Diwali derives its name from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, which denotes a ‘row or string of lights.’ The festival coincides with the darkest day of the year, known as Amavasya. This is also the darkest day in the Hindu lunisolar calendar. It is celebrated at the New Moon or the waning Moon, on the 15th day of the auspicious month of Kartika (October/November).

“Just like a majority of the Indian festivals, Diwali also has time-honoured mythological and astrological beliefs associated with it,” says the world famous celebrity astrologer Sundeep Kochar. The festival marks the transition into a new lunar year. As per the astrological interpretations, the position of planets on the day of Diwali brings in luck and prosperity for every zodiac.

During this period, the luminaries Sun and Moon are said to be in concurrence (0 deg). Thus, it is deemed as a highly favourable and an auspicious time in astrology, explains Dr Sundeep Kochar. They are placed in the house of Libra or Tula, and ruled by the Swati nakshatra (a feminine constellation which is linked to Goddess Saraswati of Indian mythology). The rule of Swati nakshatra also bestows a lot of happiness on every individual.

On a personal level, Diwali is believed to be a good time for contemplation and illumination. It dissipates the darkness of ignorance, marking the victory of good over evil. Let the light shine within you and guide you towards the path of righteousness in life. This is the festival of light to eradicate the darkness of fear, superstition & negativity.Illuminate within the light of positivity, faith & happiness Happy Diwali!!!




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