Deepawali is one of the most celebrated festivals of Hindus. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout India. These festivals are associated with many lores and legends. It marks the victory of Rama over Ravana. As a matter of fact, this festival is the symbol of victory of the forces of virtue over the evil forces.
On the day of Deepawali, there are hectic activities all over the country. People invite their nearest and dearest ones. At this festival, sweets are made and distributed among friends and relatives. People indulge in fun and frolic on the day of Deepawali.
New clothes are worn by the young and the old as well as by high and low. Children and teenagers are dressed in their most flittering and dazzling dresses. At the same time, at night, fireworks and crackers are also let off. The bright flames of the fireworks present an exquisite sight in the dark night.
The festival wears a lovely look. Everyone is well dressed, gay, and mirthful. Come celebrate the day in the most enthusiastic manner. Some indulge in gambling. Gambling, according to gamblers forms a part of the Deepawali festival and whosoever does not gamble, becomes a donkey during his next life. At night, the people illumine their houses, with lights, diyas, candles, and tube lights. They eat, drink and enjoy the evening with crackers. The cities and towns are immersed in the light and sounds of the fireworks. Apart from houses, public buildings and government offices are also lit up. The scene of that evening is very enchanting.
Many Hindus perform Lakshmi Puja before celebrating Deepawali. The Hindus worship Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth — on this day. They say prayers so that Goddess Lakshmi may visit their houses.
Deepawali festival is the festival of the whole country. It is celebrated in every nook and corner of the country. So, this festival also creates a sense of oneness among the people. It becomes the symbol of unity. India has been celebrating this festival for thousands of years and continues to celebrate it even today. All Indians love this festival.