What is Diwali and why is it celebrated?

Sure, you know of multiple diyas and lanterns being lit and the bursting of crackers, but what and why is Diwali Celebrated.

Diwali is a five day festival that falls on the same time as Indian New Year. This festival is one of the most important one in Indian culture.

For five auspicious days, People celebrate the triumph of Lord Rama when he defeated the demon king Raavana and the returning of Goddess Sita back to their kingdom.

The word ‘Diwali’ means lights. Hence, the lighting of many diyas and lanterns. The bright lights represents light over dark/ good over evil.

Diwali is also celebrated to honour Goddess Lakshmi, otherwise known as Goddess of wealth. She’s prayed to in order to have a prosperous life ahead.

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