There are many festivals celebrated in India. Diwali is one of the most important festivals. This is a major festival for the Hindus. Diwali is a festival of lights. On this day, people clean up the houses, take an oil bath early morning, wear new clothes, and worship the Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh. They decorate the houses with clay lamps. People draw beautiful rangoli in front of their house, make and distribute sweets and burst firecrackers with family and friends. There will be a great celebration with fun and excitement in the evening with lighting firecrackers.
Lots of reasons are said behind celebrating this festival. Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after 14years from the forest to be crowned as King as people wished him to be. It marks the victory of Rama over Ravana. As a matter of fact, Diwali is the symbol of the victory of the forces of good over evil. Business people worship with money to Goddess Lakshmi to bless their business with wealth and prosper well. They pray with fasting, so that, goddess Lakshmi may visit their houses. Putting lamps outside the houses is believed that they are welcoming the Goddess directly into the house.
Diwali is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm throughout India. It is celebrated in every nook and corner of the country. This festival creates a sense of oneness and a symbol of unity in people.