Deepawali or Diwali is
certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It's
the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of
lights) that's marked by four days of celebration, which literally
illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its
joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a
different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the
celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.