It is Diwali today. In India we use to celebrate the festival of lights and call it Diwali or Dipawali. According to the Hindu calendar, Amavasya or 'no moon day' is considered as the perfect day to celebrate Diwali. This dark night comes after every fortnight and in the month of Kartik. As per the English calendar, the festival generally comes in the month of November and December. For all Hindu people, the festival holds an imperative meaning since the festival is reckoned with Lord Rama's victory as the King of Ayodhya after his return to the kingdom from 14 years of exile along with his wife Sita & brother Laxman after killing the demon, King Ravana. The festival is celebrated by lighting diyas and candles to drive away the darkness of Amavasya. In the diwali festival we use to clean our home we use to decorate our home (Interior decoration as well as Exterior decorations), purchase cloths, electronics gadgets, electronics instruments, TV, Fridge, etc. All shopping and cleaning starts one month before of Diwali festival. It is a festival of welcoming Devi (Goddess) Laxmi into individuals home, by praying and lightening.
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