Diwali is a joyous Hindu festival. It is celebrated with great pomp and show in India and outside the country. There is much significance of the festival for the people because it is believed that goddess Laxmi the lord of wealth shower goodwill and happiness in every home. For this big reason cleaning of house is a big matter for the festival. People use to spend weeks of time for the festive preparation which basically includes beautification and cleaning of home and shopping. Yes, shopping is a very important aspect of Diwali. But, alike other festivals shopping cannot be taken for granted on Diwali; because it is shopping only that makes things happen positively on Diwali.
Now, coming to the point that why Diwali is important for Hindus. Well, it is a day when goddess Laxmi is worshipped. She is considered to be the goddess of wealth. It is believed that if goddess sees a clean atmosphere then she stays there forever, therefore in an order to make goddess Laxmi stay in their houses, people clean and beauty their places. This is one of the biggest reasons why the festival holds an immense importance for the Hindus. Other than this, what makes Diwali significant is the celebration of triumph of good over evil.
As per the ancient believes Lord Ram returned to his home after fourteen years of exile. He killed Ravana and took back his wife from him. As a joint celebration of Rama’s victory and coming back to home, people of Ayodhya enlightened his path. Though it was the darkest night of the year as it was Amavasya, but the thousands of lights made it the brightest night. From that time Diwali is celebrated with great zest and zeal throughout the nation.
Other than just celebration, there is something else which is more prominent for Diwali and it is gifts for the occasion. Gifting becomes something very much significant for the day. People exchange gifts and goodies with their loved ones. In fact companies and offices also choose Diwali as the perfect time to give festive bonus to their employees.
Due to all these significant reasons the festival of Diwali is marked with great importance in India and overseas. Gifts are exchanged in the country and outside its country premises. People nowadays buy and send Diwali gifts online to India, if they are unable to be with their loved ones on the day of the festival.