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Significance of Diyas, Rangoli, Lanterns and sweets during Diwali

Hannah Mariam Jobby, IIK Young Reporter Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Significance of Diyas, Rangoli, Lanterns and sweets during Diwali

Diwali is a vital Indian Festival which is also known as the Festival of Lights. This year, we’re celebrating Diwali on November 12th. We see all the beautiful glowing Diyas, colorful Rangolis, and tasty sweets. But, what’s the importance behind them? Let’s find out.


The warm, bright, and glowing lamp is called a Diya. It’s considered to be auspicious and it also regards to represent wisdom, knowledge, enlightenment, and prosperity. This signifies the triumph of light over darkness or good over evil. They also symbolize the supremacy and consequence of brightness over darkness. This is a notable example and it is decorated all around the houses on celebrating Diwali.


Rangoli is an art form that originates from in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor or a tabletop using materials such as powdered lime stone, red ochre, dry rice flour, colored sand, quartz powder, flower petals, and colored rocks. It represents the happiness, positivity and liveliness of a household, and is intended to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and good luck.

3)Lanterns (Kandils)-

A Kandil is a lantern made out of wooden framework and covered with colored matte or glossy papers. These lanterns are generally hung in front of homes during Diwali. It has the power to purify the atmosphere of the house and is generally hung outside the main door. he inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.


By offering sweets, they express love, respect and the presence of others in their life. Many mouthwatering sweets are prepared during Diwali such as Mysore Pak, Laddu, Gulab Jamun, etc.

Let’s share our love and light up the darkness with joy and happiness. Wishing you all Happy Diwali!

Hannah Mariam Jobby
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