The word Diwali has originated from Deepavali, which in turn is formed as deep (lamp) + avali (row). Deepavali is thus a row of lamps. During Diwali, lamps are lit everywhere.

When Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after completing fourteen years in exile, His subjects celebrated by lighting lamps. Since then, the festival of Diwali has been celebrated.

Things to do in Diwali

Ritualistic worship of
Shri Lakshmi-Kuber
Audio – Chant of
Deity Mahalakshmidevi
More Rangoli designs
The ill-effects of lighting fire-crackers

Importance of Diwali

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  • Lakshmi-puja

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  • Balipratipada

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  • Bhaiduj (Yamadwitiya)

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  • Dev-diwali

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  • Tulsi Vivah

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