O Diwali, the Festival of Lights
We welcome you here yet again
Auspicious five-day celebration
Is every devout Hindu’s aspiration
You offer a season of merry-making
With the fireworks and sparklers
Regalia, sweets and splendid gifts
Strings of LED lights and traditional diyas
Festivities offer till you are around
Mind-boggling days of celebration
Moments of pure joy and togetherness
With friends, relatives and loved ones...
And then, it’s a time to repose faith
Pray to deities with pious offerings
To get rid of maladies and sufferings
For the prosperous and blissful lives.