Diwali is the festival of lights, celebrated across the country. The festival of lights which is celebrated in the month of Kartik usually lasts five days, starting from Dhanteras, followed by Narak Chaturdashi (Chhoti Diwali), Lakshmi Pujan (Badi Diwali), Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj.
Deepawali originates from Sanskrit words deep (lamp) and vali (row). It literally means “row of lights”. The festival is celebrated by lighting earthen lamps.
Even though Diwali is mainly considered a Hindu festival, the day marks different events in different communities. Everywhere, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over
According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, Lord Rama, his brother Laxmana and wife Sita returned to Ayodhya after a period of 14 years in exile after defeating demon king Ravana.