Interesting Facts About The 6 Places To Celebrate Diwali In India

One of the most popular festivals in India celebrated all across the nation is the five day event of Diwali, which is spiritually and religiously quite significant for the Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities. It is the beginning of a new year for the Marwaris. Diwali indicates eradication of darkness by light, evil by good, enlightenment of the soul and the commencement of a new era of hope. From the religious point of view, significance of Diwali is different for every part of the nation. Out of all, the 6 places in India to celebrate Diwali in a unique manner are Varanasi, Jaipur, Goa, Amritsar, Kolkata and Chennai.

Varanasi is one of the most happening places in India, but its grandeur enhances during the Diwali celebrations when the non-stop display of mounting fireworks keeps on casting glittering reflections of fireworks, electric lamps, diyas and candles over River Ganga all night long. In Varanasi, the breathtaking sights of this attractive display of lights from the riverside, is worth enjoying.

Diwali in Varanasi

Jaipur is one of the most stunning places in India to celebrate Diwali, houses, as well as the markets here being decorated attractively with lights and diyas during the Diwali celebrations. In fact, the decorations of the markets here are judged as a part of a competition and people from near and far visit Jaipur for witnessing this bright display of colourful lights. 
Diwali in Jaipur

In Goa, Lord Krishna is believed to be the exterminator of Narakasura, the demon, and to mark this victory of the good over the evil, people in Goa celebrate this day as Naraka Chaturdasi by making gigantic images of the demon and setting fire to those early in the morning. The casinos in Goa remain crowded during the celebrations of Diwali since gambling is a favourite activity for the people here.

Diwali in Goa

The celebrations of Diwali in Amritsar are defined by the awe-inspiring display of lights at the Golden Temple. Especially the lake here looks stunning with the reflection of fireworks soaring high up in the sky along with the lights that adorn its boundaries and the entire temple premises. 

Golden Temple Amritsar in Diwali

One of the 6 places to celebrate Diwali in India is Kolkata, where Diwali, or Dipaboli, is celebrated parallel to the Kali Pooja, another Hindu festival. Candles, lamps and fireworks are burnt and the celebrations continue till the day of Bhai Duj. 

Kali Puka Kolkata
In Chennai Diwali is celebrated with much enthusiasm to memorialize triumph of Lord Krishna over Narakasura, the evil asura. Oil bath, consumption of Deepavali Lehiyam, new clothing and visits to the temples of Shiva, Vishnu and Ganesha mark the celebrations of Diwali in Chennai. 

Diwali in Chennai

Be it anywhere in India, Diwali is celebrated with the same enthusiasm and zeal by the local people, irrespective of caste or creed.

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