Deepawali - the homecoming of the warrior and King Shri Ram after being victorious in Lanka

Deepawali or in short Diwali is celebrated in India for different reasons but the most prominent is to celebrate the homecoming of the king of Ayodhya, Shri Ram and Mata Sita along with the younger brother, Laxman. They were in exile for 14 years and after being victorious in Lanka and the over of exile, they came to Ayodhya. To welcome them, residents of Ayodhya along with habitants of entire India celebrate Diwali marking as the homecoming day of the king. 

Diwali is one of the most auspicious day in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated by all Hindus by decorating homes, by wearing traditional clothes, by bursting crackers and lightening decorative lights, exchanging gifts and sweets among the relatives and friends. 

Here's how Diwali is celebrated across India:

By bursting crackers:



By Making Rangolis:

History of bursting crackers during Diwali and in Hindu Festivals


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