Celebration of Diwali
Apart from crackers and festivities, Diwali festival is also popular for the renovation and decoration of one home. The main idea behind the custom of decorating the homes and offices on Diwali is to please and attract the Goddess of wealth, Goddess Lakshmi as it is popularly said that she enters only in a clean and decorated home. Thus apart from the entire home, the decoration of the entrance of a place, which is called dwaar , also becomes very important. The beautiful door hangings that are called Bandanwaar , or even torans, have special significance as the decorative accessories in Diwali festivities.