Aa mita dein dilon pe jo siyahi aa gayee hai,/ Meri Eid tu mana le teri Diwali mein manaun!
(Let’s erase the darkness dwelling unto our hearts,/ You celebrate my Eid, I’ll celebrate your Diwali!)
Jalal-ud-din Akbar arranged a big bhoj on Diwali and all Agra would be dazzled. The diyas (lamps) luster the whole Mahal. His only aim was to come closer to the people of his kingdom…..
The Jashn-e-Chiraghan (festival of lights) not ends with Emperor Akbar but passed over generations.
Jahangir and Shah Jahan also encouraged Deepavali celebrations in their court. Shah Jahan made Diwali truly resplendent.