Diwali (or Deepavali, “row of lights”) is celebrated by Hindus worldwide to commemorate the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair.
Mahalaya Amavashya is an auspicious time which starts before the festival of Durga Puja, and heralds the advent of Goddess Durga, the goddess of supreme power.
Akshaya in Sanskrit means one that ‘never diminishes’ (a—kshaya). Akshaya Tritiya – the day – is believed to bring good luck and success. Hindus who imbibe what is originally called ‘Sanātana Dharma’ believe they can get lasting prosperity by buying precious metals on the day.