Diwali is the festival of victory of light over darkness, the festival of victory of virtue over sin

Just as the people of Western countries celebrate Christmas, in the same way the festival of Diwali (Deepawali) is celebrated with great pomp in Indian culture.

Diwali (Deepavali) is celebrated extensively in the city of Leicester, England, where this day is called Diwali Day

According to the legends, Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakasura on the day of Diwali, and people lit a lamp to celebrate happine

According to another story - on this day Lord Vishnu killed Hiraykashyapu by taking Narsimha avatar, and had made the earth free from sin, Diwali is also celebrated in this happiness 

According to Jainism, Mahavir Swami's Nirvana took place on this day, Jain followers celebrate this day as Moksha and Liberation Day

The work of construction of Golden Temple (Amritsar) started on the day of Diwali, that is why this day is also important for Sikh

When Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya on this day, people welcomed him by lighting the lamps, since then this day was celebrated as the festival of Deepawali

Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped all over India on the day of Diwali, but on the other hand, Goddess Kali is worshiped in West Bengal and Orissa

The Mughal emperor Jahangir also celebrated the festival of Diwali with great pomp

It was on the day of Diwali that Jahangir released the 6th Sikh Guru Guru-Hargobind from Gwalior Jail