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Story of Diwali - Festival of Lights

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Introduction to Story of Diwali

Isn't the festival of lights Diwali your favourite festival? Let us hear the Diwali story. Diwali is the festival of lights. Everyone lights lamps in their homes on the day of Diwali. People decorate their houses with flowers, lamps, rangolis, and lights. Diwali is a festival that Hindus celebrate in India. It is to celebrate the victory of good over evil. This festival also teaches us unity and togetherness. 

Festival of Diwali

Festival of Diwali

People go to each other's houses and greet them with happiness and wealth. They all worship goddess Laxmi on Diwali. People also firecrackers and light lamps to showcase their happiness. The main motto of the festival is to make people understand how these festivals teach us morals. Everyone gives sweets to each other and offers food to needy people. People also clean their houses and surroundings to welcome everyone. Diwali is a festival to celebrate happiness and love. 

Diwali Story

Lord Ram was sent into exile for fourteen years. He was accompanied by Lord Lakshman and Goddess Sita. Lord Lakshman is Lord Ram’s brother and Goddess Sita is Lord Ram’s wife. They all spent fourteen years wandering in jungles. Ravana who was the king of Lanka kidnapped Goddess Sita. He was the rival of Lord Ram and deceived Goddess Sita by converting himself into a saint.

Lord Rama

Lord Rama

Lord Rama with Lord Lakshman, Lord Hanuman, and thousands of monkeys went to fight Ravana. They fought many battles with the rival forces. Lord Rama defeated Ravana and saved Goddess Sita. He won a war over evil. They returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana with a great victory. His arrival in Ayodhya spread happiness and smiles among all the residents. He was being welcomed with flowers and lamps. People worshipped Lord Rama and Goddess Sita and their companions. 

Why Do We Celebrate Diwali?

Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. All the people of Ayodhya were tremendously happy to hear the news. They decorated the whole place with flowers and lighted lamps all around. They made Ayodhya very beautiful. When Lord Rama reached Ayodhya they worshipped all of them.

After their arrival in Ayodhya, people start celebrating that day as Diwali every year. People light lamps and decorate their homes with flowers. Diwali is to celebrate the victory of good over evil. People showcase their happiness and love towards each other. They give sweets to each other

Why Do People Worship Goddess Laxmi on Diwali?

People also worship Goddess Laxmi on Diwali. Goddess Laxmi showers wealth and happiness on everyone. People also worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Saraswati. Everyone offers them sweets and flowers. They ask for their happiness, wealth, and good health.

Diwali also teaches us to always be happy even in bad times. We should also light lamps in others’ lives. We should help the needy and poor people. We should give them food and clothes. We should never disrespect them.


Diwali is the festival of lights and happiness. People celebrate Diwali as a victory of good over evil. They celebrate Lord Ram’s arrival in Ayodhya. People decorate their homes with lights and rangolis. They wear new clothes and offer sweets to everyone. Diwali is the favourite festival of most people. It teaches us to stay together and happy.

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FAQs on Story of Diwali - Festival of Lights

1. How do people celebrate Diwali?

People celebrate Diwali by decorating their homes with lights, flowers, and diyas. Children also make rangoli at houses to make them pretty. People also cook tasty food and dishes which include sweets to eat and offer it to other people. Children firecrackers as well as light lamps. They go to each other's houses and offer their happiness and blessings. On Diwali, everyone worships lord Ram, goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha, and Goddess Saraswati. Diwali is the festival that teaches us that good will overcome evil less.

2. Why do we celebrate Diwali?

Lord Rama defeated Ravana during his 14 years of exile. Ra one kidnapped goddess Sita in a deceived way. Lord Ram killed the forces of Ravana and saved the goddess, Sita. He returned to Ayodhya after 14 years with a victory. People were extremely happy to hear this news and that is why they decorated the whole city of Ayodhya. They covered it with flowers and light lamps. They offered sweets to each other. When lord Ram came they worshipped him with enlightened diyas everywhere.

3. What makes the festival of Diwali special among other festivals?  

Diwali is not only the festival of lights but also a festival for us to understand the importance of goodness. As we celebrate this festival to celebrate the victory of good over evil, this festival showcases the importance of light in our lives. People by wishing each other blessings and giving sweets offer them all the happiness of the world. We also light lamps in this festival and decorate our homes and surroundings to light our lives with happiness. People wear new clothes and make delicious dishes at their homes. These things together make Diwali extremely special.