Diwali is one of the most popular festival in India rather a National Festival. The interpretation of this celebration varies in different communities and religion but the common thread is—the festival marks the victory of good over evil, spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. The whole country gets illuminated by putting lights on house steps, entrances, windows and the boundary walls, around temples other buildings. That’s why it is also known as festival of lights. Sky high crackers illuminates the sky alongwith earth. Its light, light everywhere. Friend and families gets together for performing Puja, exchange of gifts and sweets. In Northern and western India, Goddess Laxmi is worshipped in this night. In Eastern Part Goddess Kali is worshipped. In southern part it is said Narakasura was killed by Lord Krishna. However, celebration in low profile compared to other parts in India.
Putting Rangoli in the entrances of houses is also a significant part of this celebration. Previously this art form was restricted in few parts in India, however now it has become an integral part of decoration alongwith illumination of houses.
Sharing here photographs of illumination and my house Rangoli primarily done by my daughter.
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