Diwali festival is a 5 day Hindu festival which occurs on the fifteenth day of Kartika. Diwali when translated means “rows of lighted lamps” and the occasion is also referred to as the Festival of Lights.
During Diwali, homes are cleaned and windows are opened to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Lamps, lights and candles are lit as a greeting to Goddess Laksmi.
Gifts are exchanged and sweets, festive meals are prepared during Diwali. At OMNI FLOWERS we prepared fruit gift baskets from $30.00 only on pre orders, as it is a sugar free healthy gift.
Because there are many casts and regions in India, there are myriad manifestations of the Diwali festival.
The Jain communities of India celebrate Diwali as a New Year’s Day. Lord Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, attained his Nirvana on the day of Diwali.
Sikhs celebrate Diwali to express joy at the return of the sixth Guru to Amritsar in 1620; Emperor Jahangir had imprisoned him along with 52 Hindu kings.
The Guru was granted freedom but refused to leave until the kings were also released.
Diwali is by far the most enthusiastically enjoyed festival in India. People of different nationalities, races, religions and backgrounds come together to share their joys generating a feeling of universal brotherhood and inter-religious harmony.
We prepare garlands, haars, malas for this auspicious occasion from $15.00 and up.
Rose petals are also available. Please call first to book/order. Visit us at www.omniflwers.com for wider selection.