Diwali images and India

Diwali images and India

Diwali, or the festival of lights, is celebrated every October. While Navratri celebrations already have the country enveloped in festive decorations, song, dancing and gluttonous feasts, the next couple of weeks are only going to intensify the celebratory mood. We bring you a list of seven interesting facts about Diwali that will help you appreciate just how important this ancient festival is to Hindus around the world.
Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya
One of the primary stories revolving around Diwali in Hindu mythology is that the day marks the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita Devi and brother Lakshmana, to his homeland Ayodhya after 14 years spent in exile. To light the path for Rama, who had defeated the demon king Ravana, villagers use festive lights and other decorations. Reenactments of the Ramayana, the story of Lord Rama, are part of the celebrations in some areas.