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Diwali

Diwali (Deepavali) is celebrated in Amavasya or the "no moon day" . Diwali is the festival of lights. People light lamps in their houses in the night and distribute sweets among neighbours, relatives and friends. According to Hindus, the festival is celebrated in connection with the return of Rama to Ayodhiya, with his wife Sita & brother Laxman, after killing the demon, King Ravana, after his long exile for 14 years and it is the day of coronation ceremony of Lord Rama as the King of Ayodhya. The festival is celebrated for 5 days and Goddess Lakshmi ( goddess of wealth) is worshipped and Lakshmi Puja is performed in the evening to get the divine blessings of Goddess . The main Diwali is celebrated on the 3rd day .During this day Hindus clean and white washed their houses . People celebrate the festival with fire works, lighting diyas, candles all around their house and exchange diwali greetings and gifts among all. Sikhs celebrates Dewali similar to the Hindus. They give special importance to the day because it is on this day that the sixth Guru, Hargobind, was released on Dewali day from the Gwalior fort. Instead of Holi they celebrate Hola Mohalla on the day following Holi.


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