|One origin of
Diwali concerns Shri Ramchandra Bhagwan. He fought with Ravan for ten
days. Bhagwan is always powerful and could have destroyed Ravan with the
first arrow. However since he was merciful, he allowed Ravan time to surrender.
But Ravan was blinded by ego. He did not realise that his wickedness would
be no match against Bhagwan’s divine power. So he continued to fight.
Finally Shri Ram fired a more powerful arrow which hit Ravan’s wart.
Thus Ravan died.
Shri Ram, Sitaji and Lakshman then returned to Ayodhya. Their fourteen year exile had also ended. Hanumanji went ahead to inform Bharatji of the victory. When Shri Ram arrived, all the citizens were overjoyed. They welcomed him by decorating the whole aty with divas and flowers.
Shri Ram was crowned as the mightful king of Ayodhya. He ruled justly for many many years. He was rightness king. His righteousness led to the word Ramrajya – a kingdom in which there is always truth, brotherhood, harmony and love. There is never any quarrelling, hate, stealing or any crime whatsoever.
The day when Shri Ramchandra Bhagwan was crowned king is celebrated as Diwali; victory of good over evil. Hindus worldwide celebrate Diwali with immense festivity. In India, Diwali is a national holiday. Most businesses and offices remain closed for five days until Labh Pancham.
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