Diipavalii is celebrated on the darkest night of the year with candles and other lights, symbolising the dispelling of the darkness of ignorance by the light of spiritual knowledge.
“The flame of a lamp lights up countless lamps. The touch of a great personality wakes up innumerable sleeping hearts. In the same way, the eternal glow of the boundless elan vital of Cosmic Consciousness has been illuminating the life-lamp of universal humanism since time immemorial, is illuminating it, and in the future will do so even more intensely. That is why I say the future of the human race is not dark, rather it is strikingly resplendent. So proceed on, ignoring the frowns of darkness.”
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti