Celebrating Diwali… 22K Gold Temple Jewelry Perfect For This Year’s “Festival of Lights”
Though technically religious, Diwali has become a cultural event in North America that’s celebrated with gift-giving, prayer, decadent cultural feasts, and quality time with family.
What Is Diwali?
Diwali — also known as the Indian “festival of lights,” Divali, or Deepavali — is a special holiday that celebrates the triumph of good over evil and represents the blessing of freedom and enlightenment. Lights are a major part of Diwali and it is mostly celebrated by followers of the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain faiths, and communities in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and elsewhere around the world regularly celebrate Diwali. However, the holiday is celebrated throughout India, Singapore, and several other South Asian countries as a national holiday, and many people outside these religions participate in Diwali celebrations, as well.
How Is Diwali Celebrated?
Because Diwali is celebrated by so many people worldwide, traditions are diverse, yet there are a few common themes, including the lighting of candles and the gathering of families. The name of the holiday is derived from the Sanskrit word dipavali, meaning “row of lights.” In most of India, Diwali consists of five days of celebrations instead of one. In other countries where people celebrate Diwali, typically celebrations only occur on the main day. During Diwali, families gather to exchange gifts and enjoy festive foods. Celebrants also light dozens of candles and clay lamps, called Diyas, to place in their homes and float on lakes to light up the dark night. Fireworks are also set off on the night of Diwali to ward off evil spirits.
In addition to lights, food, and family, another way people celebrate Diwali is by dressing up in their finest clothes and decorating their homes with oil lamps and candles. Those who celebrate the religious aspects of this holiday may also wear jewelry featuring Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity.
Why Temple Jewelry For Diwali?
Bright gemstones with religious deities and engravings are what make Virani Jeweler’s collection of temple jewelry perfect for any Diwali celebration. Jewelry has long been used in religious and cultural ceremonies to symbolize aspects of Indian culture. What better way to embody the spirit and festivities of Diwali than with beautiful temple-style 22k gold jewelry! These magnificent temple jewelry pieces are exactly what anyone celebrating Diwali will need this holiday season, and we even carry stunning 22K gold pieces depicting the goddess Lakshmi.
If you're looking for the right pair of 22k gold earrings to go with your cultural attire or as a gift to give this Diwali season, these temple style Kasu earrings from Virani Jewelers will make a great addition to your look. Simple and elegant, the exotic rubies and CZ gems shine as bright as a divya! The dangling Kasu engraved with an Indian deity makes these Indian gold earrings perfect for Diwali.
Wearing this glittering and shining 22k gold bangle on Diwali will be more than enough to light up the night sky! Indian gold bangles are a go-to for any cultural or religious celebration. The shimmering CZ gemstones and the elaborate depiction of the Goddess Lakshmi on this Indian gold bangle are ideal for any Diwali look.
This unisex pendant from Virani Jewelers is a great Diwali gift. Whether you choose the classic Om symbol or deity engraving, this simple and classy Indian gold pendant is perfect for all ages.
This gorgeously radiant jewelry set is perfect for a Diwali dinner with your loved ones. The chandbali gold earrings and matching paachi necklace are encrusted with a bright array of gemstones and engraved with a deity traditionally used in temple style designs. It is the perfect Indian gold jewelry set to celebrate the Festival of Lights.
The 22k Gold Men’s Ganesh Ring from Virani Jewelers is perfect for any man looking for the right addition to their Diwali attire. The colorful enamel depiction of Lord Ganesh and CZ gem details on this 22k gold ring symbolizes what Diwali is all about!
During the Festival of Lights, it’s important that you look your very best, and Virani Jewelers has exactly what you need to do just that. We have an extensive collection of 22K gold jewelry that is perfect for yourself, a significant other, or someone special in your life. Explore Virani’s collection and treat yourself to stunning 22K gold jewelry for Diwali this year.
Written by Taylor C. Heron