Perhaps the best-known Hindu festival, is celebrated 18 days after Dusshera in October/November. Diwali is called the festival of lights, and every house is illuminated with lamps and lights. This celebration is characterized by its spectacular lightshows from small clay lamps and candles producing warm and soft glow all throughout the city to spectacular fireworks display on the night sky. These lights symbolize all that is good and bright in India defeating what is dark and evil to represent the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana. The worship of Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, is an important feature of the celebrations. Homes are spring-cleaned and decorated. Celebration is invariably accompanied by the exchange of sweets and the explosion of fireworks. Multi-coloured rangoli designs and floral decorations adorn the entrance of most homes. Diwali is celebrated in the whole country and it is a five day festival marking the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The Diwali is a very warm and bright festival filled with much hope, joy and happiness.
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