Celebration of Diwali
The rural India however celebrates Diwali with different motives and intentions, for it is the harvest festival for them. Thus every village in the country celebrate this festival with utmost vibe and energy for Diwali is the time when farmers celebrate with joy and offer praises to God for granting them a good crop. Thus various customs are followed in order to honor the deity. The primary custom is the drawing of colored Rangoli or Kolam designs of the footsteps of Goddess Lakshmi at individual doorsteps. It is believed the houses that design their doors with such designs are to usher in wealth, fortune and prosperity. Idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped in most Hindu homes on this day. However at the dusk, the real jubilations begin. Tiny earthen lamps and candles are arranged all over individual huts in rows and create a beautiful sight to behold. People wear new apparels, burst firecrackers and light sparklers, visit the places of their relatives and friends to wish them on the occasion of Diwali and exchange gifts.