Diwali, or Dipawali, is an annual festival of lights taking place in the fall and is one of India’s most popular and important holidays. Celebrated by over a billion people around the world, the Hindu holiday symbolizes the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and light over darkness. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa or diyas) that are lit outside homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.
Visit our YouTube channel (click link on the right side of the page) to hear from Anasuya Gunturi, MD from our Cancer Center on what this special holiday means to her.
Note: To help ensure the health and safety of our community, the 3rd Annual Diwali Celebration at Lowell General Hospital has been cancelled for 2020. We wish everyone a safe and happy Diwali this year and look forward to when we can come together again to celebrate this beautiful, special and important holiday.