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Legendary Stories Behind Diwali
India encompasses in it's lap diverse cultures and therefore is imbued in the aura of festivities round the year. Most of the Indian festivals find their origin in Hindu Mythology. Diwali is one such widely loved festival. The popular story related to Diwali is the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile. But, that is not all. There are many mythical stories that enriches the significance of Diwali.

There are a number of myths surrounding the festival. For instance, the stories of the killing of Ravana and Narakasura, the emergence of Goddess Lakshmi etc. are the stories that accentuates the glory of Lord Rama and reinforce his position of "Purushottam", that is, the Man of Honor.

The festival of Diwali is the auspicious day when people enjoy sweets, new clothes and fireworks. Offering Puja to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi is the highlight of the day. People get their houses white washed and decorate them way before the festive day. Loved ones exchange gifts among each other. All these activities hold deep importance in the mythical stories.

The very essence of Diwali celebrations lie in these stories. In an attempt to honor the great Lord Rama, we have come up with some amazing tales, which have been passed on from generation to generation and are preserved as India's ancient heritage.

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