Books are one of the most important things in our lives. They shape our thoughts, provide us with new perspectives and make us believe in the power of change.

Since the Diwali festival season is around the corner, we should talk about stories behind Diwali – and what better way to tell your kids about these stories through the books. What are they? How do they shape our lives? And what makes them so special? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about books and their importance.

Books are more than just stories; they provide an escape from whatever life throws at you. They give you a sense of belonging when you feel like there’s nowhere to turn to for help. Books can take us on adventures that we never knew existed before, but that we want to experience over and over again because it feels so good to get lost in them.  Books can change your mood if it feels like you’re not happy, it’s easy to flip through a book and find one that changes your mood instantly.

The festival of Diwali is an important festival for Hindus because it celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Many people light up their homes with candles or electric lights to signify this victory of light. And, a major part of the celebration includes a tradition called “Diyas” which means lanterns made from paper and filled with oil lamps to be lit during the festivities.

But WHY? Why do we light diyas or make sweets or perform ‘pooja’ Why is it celebrated? What circumstances led to the festival of Diwali? What happens on Diwali?.

Answer all these questions for your kids by giving them these books, which tell the related stories of Diwali. 

THMC recommends these 5 storybooks to read before Diwali.

The Mystery Of Diwali Ka Dwarpal By Roli Gaur Vashisht

Illustrated Ramayana For Children: Immortal Epic of India by Shubha Vilas

My Little Book of Lakshmi By Penguin India

Let’s Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali! By  Vivek Kumar Ajanta Chakraborty 

Mr. Men Little Miss Happy Diwali By Adam Hargreaves

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