The Story of Deepavali

The Story of Deepavali by Malvika Agarwal
Deepavali, or the Festival of Light, symbolises the victory of light over darkness and is the most widely observed Hindu festival in the world. The celebration of Deepavali encompasses various traditions and ritual practices, which have also been observed in Singapore from the time of the arrival of the Indian community. This monograph explores the various beliefs and practices associated with the festival, as well as an exploration of the uniquely Singaporean developments and observances of Deepavali.