Diwali is one of India's biggest festivals and most important holidays of the year. Mythology and folklore go hand in hand and we often find different versions of mythological legends behind Diwali woven into the folklore. This is a story from the Hindu epic, Ramayan. The story has king, queen, getting exiled, a great battle between two mighty armies, and good triumphing over evil. It is a story of Ram, Sita, and Ravan. To celebrate Ram and Sita’s homecoming lamps are lit giving Diwali its name, row (avali) of clay lamps (deep) symbolizing the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.

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