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Festival Diwali

Diwali the most important and significant festival world-wide. In ancient times, Diwali was first observed by the citizens of Ayodhya to celebrate the joyful return of  King Rama . Diwali thus signifies the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. The festival also symbolizes a time for spiritual renewal by lighting a lamp within our own hearts for spiritual enlightenment and by welcoming the Lord into our lives. The festival is often celebrated with elaborate firework displays, lighting Diwali lamps and feasting.In another era, this was also the day when Lord Krishna performed His Damodara childhood pastime of breaking the pots of yogurt and letting Himself be bound by Mother Yashoda. Devotees remember these pastimes during this auspicious month known as Karttika. Diwali ceremony can be observed by illuminating 100's of candles, and offering special Prasad to the Deity. means the same thing—Dipa means candles, and bali means numerous. When numerous candles are lighte