Deepawali - the festival of lightsDiwali festival has come. Deepawali in Hindi meaning the group of candles or lights. This festival is called 'festival of lights' because it is celebrated on the darkest night of Amavasya. People over the country celebrate this festival with full vigor and light diyas and candles and also decorate their houses. This festival depicts victory of Good over bad, marks the strength of light over darkness. People say that let your evil thoughts burn with the glow of diyas. People do Laxmi Puja at this festival. Goddess Laxmi is regarded as the God of wealth and prosperity.
On this day, it is being said that Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya from the 14 years of exile in a forest. He got Sitaji also along with him and defeated demon Ravan. So, to celebrate their return, the people of Ayodhya lighted the lamps and diyas on their way to the kingdom. People were very happy to see their king back and there was the distribution of sweets all through the kingdom. People burn crackers on this day to celebrate. People create rangolis outside their homes. Before a day of diwali we call it 'Choti diwali' and also the day of "Narak Chaudas". I wish this Diwali you all are blessed with happiness and brightness of diyas spread all around you and light up your thoughts.
Also, do not burn too much of crackers, do not cause pollution. Do that in a limit. Enjoy the festival.
Happy Diwali guys.