India will be celebrating the Festival of Diwali starting on November 3rd, so our Support Team will have limited availability that week. We will still be available to help you with issues and answer questions, but we may take a little longer than usual to get back to you.
Diwali, also known as Deepawali or Deepavali, is the festival of lights, and is one of the most important holidays in India. The holiday gets its name from the lights or lamps that Indians place outside their homes to signify the victory of good over evil. There are many significant events and stories associated with Diwali, all with the common theme of good triumphing over evil and light overtaking darkness.
The most popular Diwali legend is of Lord Rama, from the Hindu epic Ramayana. Rama and his wife Sita are banished from their kingdom, Ayodhya, to live in the forest for 14 years. Sita, considered the embodiment of perfect womanhood, is abducted by the ten-headed demon, Ravana. During the search for his wife, Rama faces challenges that test his personal strength and virtue, yet he is still pictured as the ideal man and perfect human. Rama fights a colossal war against Ravana, slays him, and completes his exile. Diwali celebrates the return of Rama and Sita to their kingdom after their heroic battle against evil.
Here are some pictures of our India Team celebrating Diwali this year and last year