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On our site you will find really interesting and popular cultural stories behind Diwali Celebrations.The prominent reason for Diwali Celebrations is the victory of good over evil.Lord Rama, the son of Dashratha , after having serve a very long period of 14 years , returned to his home Ayodhaya after defeating Ravana.

 

Diwali is celebrated all over India and other countries including Nepal,Sri Lanka,Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, Myanmar, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago And Fiji.

 

It is one of the most sought after and prominent festival,marked by decoration of homes,offices,workplaces with lighting etc and bursting of firecrackers. In the good old days bursting of crackers would start almost a month before Diwali.

 

Diwali is celebrated with the onset of new moon,sometime between mid october to mid november. The dates keep changing every year because the lunar calendar is followed.

 

Earthen lamps filled with oil are lighted up to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.The lamps are kept lighted at night along with the illuminations and bursting of crackers, into the wee hours of the morning. Garlands made of mango leaves and marigold flowers are hung in the doorways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Diwali is one of the most prominent and culture rich festival of Hindus.It is said that Lord Rama returned to his home Ayodhaya after an exile of 14 years.

Diwali- Festival of Lights. 

The story Behind Diwali.

 

 

 

 

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