Diwali or Deepawali is the “festival of lights”. Deep means “light” and avail means “a row of lights”. There are various legends pointing to the origin of Diwali. Some believe it to be the celebrations of the marriage of Goddess Lakshmi with Lord Vishnu. Diwali also commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodha illuminated the kingdom with eathern diyas (oil lamps) and burst crackers.
Deepawali symbolizes the victory of good over evil, the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas all around their houses and make Rangoli on the entrance doors of their houses for welcoming Goddess Laxmi (the Goddess of wealth and fortune).
Diwali is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm and happiness in India by lighting the lamps around their houses and bursting the crackers.
DIWALI SNACK AND CHAT RECIPES