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Pinal Patel Diwali – The Festivals of Light Diwali is a popular festival in India. Diwali is festival of lights, which is celebrated by everyone including children, and elders. It is celebrated for 5 days in either the month of October and November according to Hindu calender. In Hinduism, each of the five days has a significant meaningful story for celebration. Each story of Diwali has the significance of the victory of good over evil. The first day of diwali is Dhan Teras ; in words, Dhan means wealth, and Teras means the thirteen day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik in the Hindu calender, which is around the month of October and November. According to the legends, on the day of Dhan Teras , the physician of the God came out ocean with a pot of amrita , drink of god, which grants them immortality, during the churning of ocean by the Gods and demons. This day marks the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi, meaning the Goddess of Wealth. The second day of diwali is Narak Chaturdashi , which is celebrated in defeating the demon King Narakasur, who was the ruler of Pragjyotishpur, a state to the South of Nepal. During war, the
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