Diwali is an auspicious and one of the best religious festival of India. It is also called Deepawali signifies that it is the festival of lots of Deeps or lights, a festival full of lights only, lots of rejoices surrounding the air. Diwali is celebrated by all religions in India that represents the religious harmony. It is a festival in which any individual can enjoy the spark of joy in the air, prosperity in premises and happiness among people. It is observed since the festival is reckoned with Lord Rama’s victory as the King of Ayodhya after his return to the kingdom from 14 years of exile along with his wife Sita & brother Laxman after killing the demon, King Ravana. The festival is celebrated by lighting diyas and candles to drive away the darkness of Amavasya.
Time to Celebrate:
Diwali is celebrated on Amavasya or ‘no moon day’ in the month of Kartik. (October or November)
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Diwali is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or ‘Festival of lights’. Various fireworks, sweets, colorful rangolis are associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. On the occasion of Diwali, people exchanges gifts with their near and dear ones. The festival is a symbol of great enthusiasm, happiness and charm.