Essay on Indian festival Diwali
India is a land of festivals and fairs. Diwali or Deepavali is one of the most important and colourful festivals of the India. It is called the festival of lights. Diwali celebrate the return of the lot of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman to Ayodhya after living for 14 years in exile. The people of Ayodhya came out rejoicing, in large numbers, to receive them. This festival has been celebrated since the days of Lord Rama. People prepare for great festival by whitewashing and painting their houses, shops and other buildings.
On the day of Diwali, houses, shops and other buildings are decorated with lighted candles, diyas and small bulbs. We can see illuminations all over. On Diwali day, people put on fine clothes, they look happy and are in festive mood. They meet and exchange greetings with their relations and friends. They also exchange sweets.
On the Diwali night, Lord Ganesha and Lakshmi, the Goddesses of wealth, are worshiped. People playing with crackers and sparklers. The prayer for wealth, health and prosperity. This festival is celebrated all over India. All people, irrespective of caste or create join in the celebration. Indian communities living in other countries to celebrate this festival.