Today is Diwali, or Deepavali. The Indian Festival of Lights and New Year.
Diwali is observed by many and there several mythological significances behind its celebration. However, they all share a common spiritual significance; the victory of good over evil.
The lights not only illuminate homes, streets and cities, but our hearts as well.
“From darkness unto light — the light that empowers us to commit ourselves to good deeds, that which brings us closer to divinity.” (Hinduism.about.com) this is the essence of Diwali, for me.