The name Diwali is itself a contraction of the word "Deepavali", which translates into row of lamps.
Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas (oil lamps) and burst crackers.
Here, I pray for all my family and friends alike to be happy and safe in this festival of lights.
These lights are shot at an Indian temple in Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur.