``So what is the festival of lights all about?``

Stories of Diwali

Celebrated across the world with a lot of pomp and vigour, Diwali is that truly Indian festival that is said to mark the victory of light over darkness. The festival usually falls during the Hindu month of Kartika, between mid-October and mid-November. Indians across the globe dress in their finest, exchange sweets and gifts, and light lamps and sparklers to commemorate the day.

The most popular legend associated with the festival is the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after spending 14 long years in exile. Another very popular legend is the showdown between Lord Krishna and the proud Narakasura. There are many more such stories that you can read about in this section.   

Diwali is celebrated across five days, with each day holding special significance in Hindu mythology. We have put together an interactive timeline for you tracing the legends associated with each day in a special timeline feature for you to read.

One cannot discuss Diwali without talking about the delicious delicacies that come wrapped in beautiful boxes! Read our list of five must-have Diwali delights this season!

``How do I make a Diwali lantern?``

DIY Diwali Projects

A big part of Diwali is decorating your house and there are so many different ways you can do this with so many different kinds of accessories. We have put together some exciting DIY projects that will help you give your home a Diwali makeover, from lanterns and diyas to simple banners and pennants, not to mention some fantastic Diwali cards as well.

``I want to see more Diwali art.``

The Gallery

Celebrate the season with iconic art from Amar Chitra Katha books that are closely associated with the various legends behind the festival. The illustrations on display here span older and newer titles, with art by industry stalwarts like Dilip Kadam and Ram Waeerkar as well as newer faces like Arijit Chaudhary and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj. We also have a special video retelling the story of Rama’s epic battle against Ravana.

``I want to read more Diwali stories!``

Our Diwali Collection

Check out the various Amar Chitra Katha books and box-sets we have that link back to Diwali in one way or another.