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Traditions Associated With Diwali

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Diwali is one of India's most widely celebrated festivals. On the occasion of Diwali, the entire nation comes together to celebrate. It is the festival of lights and thus signifies the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil. 

However, it also requires traditions to put the sentiment of Diwali into practice. These traditions are rituals which have been carried on for generations. They bring the family and society together and strengthen bonds. 

Some popular Diwali traditions include the worshipping Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, exchanging gifts and decoration with rangoli. And, while these traditions vary in different parts of the country, there are a lot of similarities as well.

Swipe through the clips below to find out some of the popular Diwali traditions. 

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Creating Rangoli

Rangoli is the ancient Indian art form of decorating the house with coloured powder or flowers. Although people make Rangoli usually during every festival, it holds a special place in Diwali. During Diwali, rangoli is made in front of the house to...

Decorating With Lights

The festival of Diwali is synonymous with lights. Not only homes but streets, offices and malls are all decorated with lights. Diyas and lamps are placed everywhere to signify the triumph of light over darkness. Traditionally, oil lamps are used t...

Preparing Food

The festival of Diwali is an absolute gastronomical delight. Families prepare a range of sweets and savouries to consume themselves or to offer to guests. Diwali sweets, in particular, are renowned the world over. Popular Diwali snacks include Tam...

Worshipping The Goddess Of Wealth

Performing the puja on the day of Diwali is an age-old tradition. The puja is performed to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi into the home. It involves the singing of bhajans in praise of the goddess and offering her the sweets usually prepared at home....

Bursting Firecrackers

This is a popular Diwali tradition among children and adults alike. Varieties of colourful and extraordinary fireworks are available on the market. Indians even in faraway cities like London and Singapore burst crackers on Diwali. However, advise ...

Throwing Parties

Few celebrations match up to the extravagance and splendour of a Diwali party. Diwali is a time of love and what better way to share your love for those around than by hosting a party? Diwali parties typically involve traditional clothes, sumptuou...

Exchanging Gifts

Giving gifts is an integral part of Diwali. People exchange gifts with loved ones to strengthen social and business ties. From sweets to chocolates to clothes, all kinds of gifts are given and received. The giving of gifts conveys to our loved one...

Playing Cards

Across many parts of India, playing cards on the night of Diwali is a custom. This tradition stems from the folklore where Lord Shiva, upon losing a game of dice to his wife Parvati, declared that gambling on the night of Diwali would bring prospe...

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