Diwali has always denoted the victory of the Hindu deity, Ram over the demon, Ravana but there are many reasons why people across India celebrate 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.
The Indian festival of lights, Diwali, is considered to be an ‘Hindu’ festival, where people practising Hinduism celebrate the return of Hindu deity, Rama after killing the demon Ravana based on the Hindu epic, Ramayana.
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