The religious significance and history of Deepavali have various regionally and culturally within India that are depending on the school of Hindu philosophy, regional, legends, and trusts.
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Far Behind, Deepavali is related to the celebration of Lakshmi who is having among Hindus as the goddess of wealth and prosperity and is the wife and Goddess of Lord Vishnu.
Diwali is celebrated in October 18th October that is originated as a harvest of festival that is marked as the last harvest of the year before winter. India is an agricultural society where people would search and look for the divine blessing of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, as they closed their accounting books and prayed for success at the last of a new financial year. Today this practice have to grow businesses all over the Indian subcontinent that marks the day after Diwali as the first day of the new financial year.
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Indians celebrate with family gatherings, glittered clay lamps, festive fireworks, lots of electric lights, flowers, distribution of sweets, and worship to Lakshmi. Some trust that Lakshmi roam around the Earth that are looking for homes where she will be welcomed. People open their doors and windows and even light lamps to invite Lakshmi inside house.
Over the centuries, Diwali has become a nation wide festival that is enjoyed with most Indians regardless of faith that are Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs.
Hindus have read and edit the Diwali story that is based upon where they live.
In northern India they celebrate the story of King Rama’s that is returned to Ayodhya as he has defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps.
Southern India is celebrating it as the day when Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.
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In western India the festival indicates the day that Lord Vishnu, the Preserver (one of the main gods of the Hindu Religion) that is sent the demon King Bali to rule the best world.
Non-Hindu communities have other reasons for celebrating this day as the the holiday:
In Jainism, it marks the nirvana or spiritual reminder of Lord Mahavira on October 15, 527 B.C.
In Sikhism it is celebrated as the day that Guru Hargobind Ji, the Sixth Sikh Guru was taken as free from imprisonment.
On the first day of Diwali, people have viewed it auspicious to clean the home and shop for gold or kitchen utensils.