Top 5 significance of Diwali in India

Different regions of India celebrate Diwali for different reasons. According to culture, religion, and lifestyle, there are different meanings to it, although it is widely celebrated as the festival of lights!

Lord Krishna killed Narakasura

In northern India and some parts of southern India and Assam, Narak Chaturdashi (Chhoti Diwali) is viewed as the day Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, killed the evil king, Narakasura.

Return of Lord Ram, Sita, and Laxmana to Ayodhya

The northern parts of India celebrate Diwali as the day signifying the victory of good over evil. The evil king Ravana was defeated, and Lord Ram, Sita, and Laxmana returned to Ayodhya after 14 days in exile.

Rebirth of Goddess Lakshmi

As per popular beliefs, Diwali is also celebrated as the day Goddess Lakshmi married Lord Vishnu. The rebirth happened in Samuthra Manthan, a churning of the cosmic ocean of milk by the gods and demons.

Diwali celebrated as New Year

In some north Indian communities, Diwali is considered as the start of a new year.

End of Harvest Season

Popular beliefs state that Diwali could have also been the harvest festival, marking the last harvest of the year before winter began.

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