in India is celebrated with joy and interest. It is one of
the biggest festival of Hindus and is celebrated for five
continuous days. Third day is the main day of Diwali and is
celebrated as the 'Festival of Lights'. To mark this day people
light diyas and candles all around their house. During the
evening Lakshmi Puja is performed to seek divine blessings
of Goddess of Wealth. People also exchange Diwali Gifts with
all their dear ones and burst fire crackers in the night to
express their happiness.
Diwali is the festival of Laxmi, the Goddess of prosperity
and wealth. It is believed that Goddess Laxmi visit everyones
house during Diwali and brings peace and prosperity to all.
On the night of Diwali "Lakshmi-Pujan" is performed
in the evenings. A traditional Pujan is performed after sunset
in all the homes.
pieces of ghee diyas are lit in front of the deities, naivedya
of traditional sweets is offered to the Goddess and devotional
songs are sung in praise of Goddess Laxmi. After Deepawali
Puja people light diyas (lamps) in their homes to usher in
light and clear the darkness from the world.
villages cattle are adorned and worshipped by farmers as they
form the main source of their income. In south, cows are offered
special worship as they are supposed to be the incarnation
of Goddess Lakshmi and therefore they are adorned and worshipped
on this day.