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Diwali means a row of lamps. They are an invitation to Laxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. A Diwali lamp is a silent reminder that enlightenment and radiance are the goals of human life. Firecrackers are burst to ward off the evil spirits. An essential part of the festival is the sharing of sweets with relatives, friends, neighbors, and business associates as a gesture of goodwill.

Diwali is the best loved and most universal four-day celebration in India. Different legends are associated with its origin. On the eve of Diwali, Known as Dhana-trayodashi, Rangoli (colored Powder) is used to create colorful patterns in the entryway.
Day1: Narak Chaturdashi, marks the day Lord Krishna destroyed the demon Narakasur and freed the world from fear.
Day 2: Laxmi Pooja, the goddess of wealth is welcomed into all household.
Day 3: Padwa is the day symbolizing love and devotion between the wife and husband.
Day 4: Bhau-Bheej is the day brothers take gifts and sweets to their sisters.  The sisters offer prayers for the brothers' longevity and prosperity

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