Location of Deepavali
: Celebrated Throughout India
Also Known As
: Festival Of Lights, Diwali, Dipawali
: Rerturn of Lord Rama from Exile
Rituals of Deepawali
: Lord Ganesha & Godess Laxmi Worshiped, Sweets Exchanged
Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights, falls on 'Amavasya', the darkest night of
'Kartika'. It is believed that on this day Lord Rama come home to his kingdom after a fourteen years exile and the city of Ayodhya lit oil lamps to welcome him.
The brightest Indian festival when every city, town and village is turned into a fairyland with millions of electric light, candles and oil lamps illuminating homes and public buildings, a special characteristic of the festival is the worship of Lakshmi the Goddess of wealth and prosperity
Sweets and gifts are exchanged between families and friends amidst the bursting of crackers. Doors are left open on Diwali (Deepawali)
for Goddess Laxmi. The celebration of lights is preceded by several Deepawali Melas, where food, handicrafts and a variety of earthern lamps and candles are sold.