Diwali – The festival of lights is marked with much pomp by Hindus. It celebrates the victory of good over evil.
The festival of lights, Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is right around the corner, and people are gearing up to celebrate it with a blast. This year, the festival falls on Monday, October 24. Diwali holds much significance for Hindus and marks the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and happiness over despair. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya on this day with Mata Sita and Lakshman after completing 14 years in exile and defeating Ravan. To mark the occasion, the people of Ayodhya lit thousands of diyas, and the tradition continues to date.
People also pray to Maa Lakshmi, Lord Ganesh, and Lord Kuber and ask for their blessings, decorate their homes with rangoli, lights and candles, wear new traditional clothes, perform aarti, and follow a few more rituals.