Diwali festival is here

Diwali is the festival of lights. It is also called Deepawali and is one of the biggest festivals of the Hindus.

The festival is a symbol of the victory of light over darkness, and good over evil.

People celebrate Diwali over a few days.

Before Diwali, people clean their households and decorate them.

Rangolis are made at the entrance of the house to welcome the gods.

Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity, is worshipped on Diwali.

Poojas are held at homes as well as in shops.

Families and friends exchange gifts and sweets.

People wear new clothes and light lamps or diyas.

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