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Diwali, the festival of lights is all about lighting-up every nook and corner of the house with diyas and candles. Read more for history, traditions and celebrations of diwali in India.
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Diwali which is also known as Deepawali is the most famous festival of the year.
History of Diwali Diwali signifies the return of King of Ayodhya Rama from a difficult 14 year vanvas (exile). The people lit up their homes to welcome their beloved king home after such a long time and burst fire crackers to express their joy and happiness at his return. To this date, Diwali signifies the banishing of evil and darkness and welcoming light and joy. Happily, Diwali transcends religion and is universally celebrated by Indians in a spirit befitting a festival of light and joy
Diwali Traditions Diwali is celebrated by all Hindus wherever they may be in the world – India or abroad. On this day people do traditional Rangoli designs that are made of coloured chalk, sawdust or flowers. These drawings are creatively made of the shape of floral patterns and conch shells.
Lighting Lamps 'Diyas' Diwali, the festival of lights is all about lighting-up every nook and corner of the house with diyas and candles. The significance of lighting lamps on Diwali is to banish darkness and evil while spreading light of happiness and joy. Filling the house with light and opening the doors and windows also signifies, welcoming the goddess Lakshmi to the house especially during the puja hours.
Fireworks - Burning Crackers Fireworks symbolize Fireworks stand for celebration and festivities, so bursting crackers are a way of showing happiness and joy, of shutting out the darkness and letting in the light.festivity rather than as custom or tradition on Diwali. The use of fire crackers on Diwali in an
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