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This is the first day of the festival when people clean their homes and prepare for the events ahead. This is also a large shopping day when it is considered lucky to buy gold or new kitchen items.
The second day is when people start decorating their homes. Many families will put up string lights and start creating their rangoli which are intricate designs placed on the floors of homes.
On the day of Diwali, families get together to exchange gifts and have a large meal. The clay oil lamps or diyas are lit and the rituals to the goddess Lakshmi are performed. Many people wear their nicest clothes on this day.
This is also known as:
Naraka Chaturdashi November 14 (usually occurs the day before Diwali, but this year it will take place on the same day) In Goa, people believe that Diwali celebrates the defeat of the evil demon Narakasura by Durga and Krishna. To celebrate they burn large effigies of the demon and parade through the streets.
Bandi Chor Divas Diwali is also celebrated by Sikhs in India. For Sikhs, this holiday commemorates the day when the 6th guru, Guru Hargobind was released from unjust imprisonment. To take in the beauty of the Sikh celebrations, head to the Golden Temple in Amritsar. (Punjab)
Jain Diwali While Diwali is mainly a Hindu holiday, it is also celebrated by Jains. Jains believe that Diwali is the day that Lord Mahavir achieved Nirvana and freedom from the cycle of death and rebirth. (All over India, but some of the best places include Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Gujarat)
Kali Puja While most of the country celebrates Lakshmi, West Bengal and other east Indian states worship Kali, the goddess of destruction. During Kali Puja, large statues of the fearsome goddess are erected around the city and she is given offerings and worshipped. (West Bengal, Orissa, and Assam)
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The fourth day of celebrations is dedicated to the love between husband and wife and men will often buy gifts for their wives. Many businesses open new accounts on this day as it is considered auspicious.
The last day of celebrations is dedicated to brothers and sisters. To celebrate their bond, sisters perform a special ceremony for their brothers for their protection. Brothers give presents to their sisters.
Dev Diwali Dev Diwali a celebration unique to Varanasi’s that takes place 15 days after Diwali. At this time, the gods are believed to gather at the Ganges in Varanasi and to celebrate the city lights clay lanterns, decorates, and sets of fireworks.