Diwali or Deepawali means the festival of lights. Diwali is one of the most auroral festivals of India . It is celebrated on Amavasya, the new moon day on October- November. This festival has a great impact over people of India because this it is known for the victory of Lord Rama over demon King Ravana. It is said that Lord Rama, his wife Sita and brother Laxman returned their Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile after killing demon King Ravana. Diwali is the significance of light over darkness, and good over evil. By enlightening earthen diyas or lamps all around, the darkness fades away. 

People celebrate this grand festival with great fervor and ecstasy. People clean their premises and decorate them by making rangolis and adorning colourful lights, electric bulbs, earthen diyas and candles to make their surroundings teemed with brightness. People wear new clothes especially on this day. 

Diwali is a five day celebration festival which includes Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Diwali, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. On the auspicious day of Diwali, people worship Goddess Lakshmi and offer prayers to bless them with wealth and prosperity. People exchange gifts with their family, friends, relatives, and neighbours before and after the Puja is performed. The celebration completes with the bursting of crackers after the Puja. 

Diwali spreads a great message to all of us. We should give and forgive, rise and shine, unite and unify, prosper and progress and illuminate our inner selves.

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