The festival of Diwali is celebrated all over India with great pomp and revelry. This Hindu festival of lights also happens to be one of the biggest festivals anywhere in the world. Diwali celebrates the triumph of light over darkness with the festival being characterised by a great use of different kinds of displays of light including lamps, candles, fairy lights, sparklers and fireworks. It is a time when there is a wonderful custom of exchange of sweets between friends, family and well-wishers. A general mood of merriment, happiness and hope abounds during the time of Diwali.
Narkasur Parades are a fascinating event organised in different parts of Goa like Panaji, Mapusa, Margao and Vasco on the eve of Diwali. Narkasur or Demon effigies are paraded through the streets and burned till they are nothing but ashes. This signifies the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. The effigies are meticulously constructed long before the parade and several competitions are also held before the burning begins.
Where to Stay
MAYFAIR Hideaway Spa Resort, Goa (A trendy boutique hotel bewitchingly located between where the Sal River and the Arabian Sea meet. It offers luxury accommodation, warm hospitality and some amazing fresh seafood.)