Diwali, the festival of lights is also known as Dipawali / Deepawali. This spectacular annual festival celebrated by all communities across . Deepawali literally means “a row of light” is an annual festival. The pronunciation of deepawali is differed from region to region. In north it celebrated as Diwali, in south it called as Deepawali. In India it is observed as Dipawali. The five day festival has its own significance in Hindu mythology. Nepal
According to the legend Ramayana, the arrival of Lord Rama along with his wife Sita maa is celebrated as Diwali. To welcome their beloved kind Rama the inhabitants of Ayodhya decorated their homes and streets with tiny diyas.
There is another legend connected to this opulent festival. Long ago, Demons and Gods had been performing Samudhra Manthan for immortal liquid called Amrita. During the churning of the ocean Goddess of wealth and prosperity was incarnated on Amavasyaa of Karthik month in Hindu callender. So people worship Goddess Lakshmi on this day. Performing Lakshmi Puja also became a trediton of Diwali.
Mean while people celebrates this auspicious festival as the victory of good over evil. According to the Hindu mythology, Satyabhama, with the support of Lord Krishna defeated Demon king Narakasura on this day. People across the world celebrating that victory by lightening diyas in their houses and they burnt the effigy of Narakasura.
The Legend none other than Mahabharata is also connected to this colorful festival. The pandavas, retuned to their kingdom after their exile on this Kartik Amavasyaa. People welcomed Pandavas by lighting the earthen lamps across the city.
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