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Light up a life this Diwali
Diwali is a festival of warmth and love. Diwali is about visiting friends and relatives, sharing food and sweets, exchanging gifts and celebrating the prosperity and plenitude of harvests granted to us through the grace of god.

Traditionally, Diwali is a four-day celebration beginning with Dhantraiyodashi when diyas are lit as an offering to God. The second day is Narak Chaturdashi when demon Narakasura was killed by Lord Krishna.

Laxmi Pujan is celebrated on the third day with prayers for the blessings of the previous year. This is also the special day on which Ram, Sita and Lakshman returned to Ayodhya.

The fourth day marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.

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