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CELEBRATE DIWALI!!! Most Fascinating Destinations to Celebrate Diwali

Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in India which is deeply connected to Hindu mythology. Even though, it's been celebrated by the entire nation. In each places, people celebrate the festival in diverse styles. This list is about the 10 best places in India which you can celebrate diwali at its peak.

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Varanasi

The Dev Deepavali is the festival of Kartik Poornima celebrated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It falls on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartika (November - December) and takes place fifteen days after Diwali. The steps of all the ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges River, from Ravidas Ghat at the southern end to Rajghat, are lit with more than a million earthen lamps (diyas) in honour of Ganga, the Ganges, and its presiding goddess.

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Mumbai

Mumbai

A week-long celebration fills Mumbai to the brim with fireworks, oil lamps, flowers, feasts and festivities. Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, commemorates the triumph of the forces of light over the forces of darkness with a vibrant holiday that the entire city celebrates. Holding close to traditions, the people of Mumbai spend a week honoring this event with cultural tributes and communal offerings.

Amritsar

The Golden Temple of Amritsar is a sight for the eye during Diwali. It is beautifully decorated and lit up and this image is perfectly reflected in the lake adjacent to the temple adding to its majestic appeal.

This overwhelming picture is accompanied by constant chanting of prayers on the evening of Diwali adding to the calm and serenity presented by the Golden Temple. After the prayers, professionals meant for this task according to the traditions and customs burst firecrackers adding to festivities and celebrations.

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Jaipur

Jaipur

The Festival of Light or Diwali is celebrated in India with incredible zeal and excitement. Jaipur is famous for praising Diwali celebration. Men and ladies, children and old, rich and poor, everyone welcomes this beautiful festival in India. Jaipur During Diwali’s Celebration in it manner with extraordinary eagerness and old stories.

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Goa

Goa

Diwali which is the festival of lights, is a one-day festival in Goa. Bhaubija and the New year day are also celebrated as part of Diwali festival. In Goa, huge effigies of Narkasura the demon, are made and burnt at dawn. The night of Diwali is also be jeweled with millions of flickering candles and an explosion of fire works and fire crackers, so it is known as the Festival of Lights. The lamps signify enlightenment or upliftment of the mind and edification of the spirit.

West Bengal

In West Bengal, Lakshmi puja is celebrated five days after Dussehra, on the full moon day (Purnima). On the following new moon day (Amavasya), coinciding with Diwali, goddess Kali is worshiped. Kali, the more aggressive form or the destructive incarnation of Goddess Durga, has a terrifying look. She destroys all evils. Lamps are lit in her honor, and in return, she promises a renewal of life and justice on earth.

Tamil Nadu

Diwali in the Tamil Nadu is celebrated in the month of aipasi (thula month) 'naraka chaturdasi' thithi, preceding amavasai. The preparations for the Diwali Festival begin the day before, when the oven is cleaned, smeared with lime, four or five kumkum dots are applied, and then it is filled with water for the next day's oil bath. The house is washed and decorated with kolam (rangoli) patterns with kavi (red oxide). For Diwali Festival, in the traditional pooja room, betel leaves, betel nuts, plaintain fruits, flowers, sandal paste, kumkum, gingelly oil, turmeric powder, scented powder is kept. Crackers and new dresses are placed in a plate after smearing a little kumkum or sandal paste.

Karnataka

The festival of lamps, Diwali, is an ancient tradition that is celebrated through Karnataka in one manner. The festival has been celebrated for ages and grows in fascination by each year. Everyone enjoys the goodies, the glitter and glamor, and the endless zest for living that suddenly grips people around this time. The victory of light over darkness is celebrated joyously all over the region. It is also considered to be a festival of wealth and prosperity.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh has traditional way of celebrating Diwali that is organized and celebrated throughout the state. The festival of light is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh together with other places of the country. It is a festival that revolves around Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. During the festival the whole country explodes into color and noise.

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