Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated on Aso Vad Amas and is the most widely celebrated Indian festival. Diwali signifies the victory of good over evil and is not only a Hindu festival as it is celebrated by all Indians.
he festival starts on Dhan Teras, when devotees pray to the Goddess Laxmi for ethical economic prosperity and success in their careers. The festivities then continue with Sharda Pujan, when businessmen and students purify their accounting ledgers and academic books.
BAPS mandirs around the world celebrate Diwali. Thousands of families gather at the mandirs to celebrate the festival in a traditional fashion. The celebrations include delectable vegetarian cuisine, cultural programs, and forms of traditional entertainment. Special Diwali celebrations are organized for children and youths to preserve the true spiritual import of the festival.