Puja, a ritual to engage the senses of both the devotee and the gods. Puja can be performed on an elaborate scale in a temple setting by priests, or on a smaller scale in a family home
Darshan, the act of seeing and being seen by the deity to attain grace, is one of the central aspects of Hindu worship. The eyes of the deity, cut in a special ceremony, are critically important to the devotee’s ability to make direct visual contact. With continued bathing, anointing, and other aspects of worship the eyes are gradually worn down and therefore must sometimes be cut again.
Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It's the Festival of Lights that's marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.