Diwali is a five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival coincides with the Hindu New Year and celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.
Diwali is observed on the 15th day of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar. In 2018, Divali is on November 7. The annual celebration in Trafalgar Square was held on Sunday 28 October.
Hanuman is generally depicted as a man with the face of a monkey and a long tail. Often described as the “son of Pawan”, the Hindu god for wind, Hanuman is known for his extraordinary daring feats, strength and loyalty.
Some fun at Diwali