India is the land of festivals, each festival is related to religious diety. Diwali/Deepawali is one of the most important Hindu festival in India, which is celebrated in every state of the country. Diwali is a festival of colors and celebrations which is related to the Hindu religious book “Ramayana”. According to the Hindu mythology, Diwali is celebrated to welcome Lord Rama to their kingdom after 14 years of agyatwas and Hindu people also believe that on this day Goddess Lakshmi came out with the pot of gold and wealth from the churning of the milky ocean. Here we discuss some stories related to Diwali festival:

Return of Lord Ram To Ayodhyaa 

The most famous legend behind the celebrations of Diwali is the returning of Lord Rama along with his wife Mata Sita and Brother Lakshmana. The king of Lanka, Ravana, kidnapped Mata Sita (Lord Rama’s Wife). In order to freed Sita from Ravana’s custody, Lord Ram attacked Lanka and kill Demon Ravana. On the returning of Lord Ram along with his wife Mata Sita, people of Ayodhya decorated the whole city by lighting diyas, in order to welcome their beloved prince Shri Ram and Devi Sita and Lakshmana.

Incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi 

On the auspicious day of new moon, of the Hindi month of Kartik, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity – Lakshmi came out during the churning of the ocean, which is known as ‘Samudra Manthan’. The churning o the milky ocean was done by the demons on one side and Devataas on the other side. Therefore, the worship of Goddess Lakshmi on the day of Diwali became a tradition.

Lord Krishna Destroyed Demon Narakasur 

Diwali celebrations are also related with the story of demon Narakasur,  who was the ruler of Pragjyotishpur of South of Nepal. Hindu people believe that on the day of Kartika Amavasya Lord Krishna and goddess Satyabhama kill the demon Narakasur.

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