5 things to know about Diwali, the festival of lights

Diwali the festival of lights celebrated on November 7, 2018 (Image via DiwaliFC Youtube)
Diwali the festival of lights celebrated on November 7, 2018 (Image via DiwaliFC Youtube)

Diwali is the festival of optimism and positivity and the celebration of lights.

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Diwali is one of the most nationally celebrated events in the world which has no religious boundaries because of the vast mythological folds to it which makes it a celebration of many religions. The festival is celebrated from November 5-8, 2018. Let us look at the five things we should know about Diwali.

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One occasion: Many mythological folds

If you don't know, Diwali was the day when Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya to his family after defeating King Ravana and winning back his beloved wife, Seeta Maa. Diwali also has other stories to be taken into consideration from different religions such as Guru Gobind Ji's escape from Mughal Ruler Jahangir's captivity, 24 Tirthankars to be attaining 'Nirvana' of Mahavira and Goddess Laxmi to roam around the world to bless people with wealth and goodness.

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Party of firecrackers

Before the 1900s, only Royals could buy the expensive firecrackers, but now it has become a universal ritual during Diwali to burst crackers. Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, was known as the town of firecrackers because of the immense supply of crackers across the world, precisely 90 per cent of it.

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