Diwali isn’t just a ‘Hindu’ festival — Here are 5 lesser known reasons behind the celebration of India’s festival of lights
Diwalihas always denoted the victory of the Hindu deity, Ram over the demon, Ravanabut there are many reasons why people across Indiacelebrate diwali.
- In fact, the various reasons to celebrate Diwali don’t just vary from region to region, but also from religion to religion.
- From goddess Lakshmi’s birthday to laying down the foundation of the Golden Temple, people have many reasons to celebrate Diwali.
At least, this is what most people across the world have come to identify with the festival of Diwali over the years..
But Diwali is a lot more than that. There are more historical and mythological reasons to celebrate the great Indian festival. Reflecting the unity in diversity nature of Indian culture, all these prominent reasons have one thing in common — the triumph of good over evil.
Let’s find out why people across Indian cherish Diwali so much
Krishna rescued 16,000 girls by killing a demon
The founder of modern Jainism attained nirvanaAdvertisement
Sikh celebrate ‘Prisoner Release Day’
End and beginning of a new harvest seasonAdvertisement
New year in Hinduism
- Public to be allowed to watch Karna assembly budget session
- Delhi Assembly's budget session to begin on March 8
- Patanjali’s Acharya Balkrishna is the biggest loser on Hurun’s Rich List of Indian billionaires
- Delhi CM announces Sharman Joshi-starrer movie 'Fauji Calling' tax free in Delhi
- Ravichandran Ashwin, Joe Root, and Kyle Mayers shortlist for ICC's Player of the month