On the day of Deepawali, people put on their best clothes and exchange greetings, gifts and sweets with their friends and family.
At night, buildings are illuminated with earthen lamps, candle-sticks and electric bulbs.
This is the most awaited and one of the biggest festivals of Hindu religion, Diwali which arrives in the month of Ashwin according to the Hindu calendar.
Diwali, also known as ‘ Deepawali’ ,this depicts row of diyas, everyone decorate their house with diyas and lamps.
The 5 and the last day of Diwali, the day for the brothers and sisters to express their love, known as” Bhai Bheej” in the western region and “ Bhaiya Dooj “ in the northern, although named different the meaning doesn’t change.
On this day all the sisters pray for their beloved brothers to excel in life and have a happy living.Deepawali is celebrated and is a public holiday in countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago.It is also a school holiday in many states of the United States with a large Hindu population.It is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama after 14 years of exile and his victory over the Demon Ravana.In many parts of India, Deepawali is celebrated for five consecutive days and is one of the most popular festivals in India.This is done for a person to make good about him/herself, the better you look, the better you feel and the level of confidence also rises ceaselessly.Moving on towards the third day of Diwali, which is probably the main day when the goddess Lakhsmi is worshipped along with lord Krishna, everyone ask God to bless them with happiness and joy and then exchange sweets with all of their neighbors and near and dear ones.It is called the festival of lights as it lightens up our life.Diwali is celebrated for five long days, the very first day is ‘Dhanteras’ a very auspicious day for everyone to buy gold ornaments and silver coins.Sweets and toy shops are decorated to attract the passers-by. People buy sweets for their own families and also send them as presents to their friends and relatives.The Goddess Lakshmi is also worshiped in the form of earthen images, silver rupee.