Festival of Diwali

 Diwali or Deepawali is one of the most important festivals of the Hindus. It generally falls in the month of October. Fifteenth day of the month of Kartik is the day of its celebration. The festival marks the end of the rainy season and the beginning of winter.

A few days before the festival, houses are cleaned, white-washed and painted. The Hindus decorate their houses with pictures and images of gods. Fairs are held on this occasion in all towns and villages. People purchase parched rice, sugar toys, earthen cups and other things for the worship or goddess Luxmi.

In the right time goddess Luxmi is worshipped with parched rice, sugar toys and sweets. Then the Hindus illuminate their houses by means of earthen cups and candlestricks. Rows of lighted lamps are seen everywhere.

Some people gamble the whole night, while others recite Ramayana, hold keertans and read religious book. All want the blessing of goddess Luxmi on the night.

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