Mangalore:One of the most widely celebrated festivals for Hindus is Deepavali, also known as Diwali. Diwali is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and happiness.
This festival is usually celebrated for five consecutive days, with the third day being celebrated as the main Deepavali day, or as the "Festival of Lights". Fireworks are associated with this festival.
The city all geared for the festival, lots and lots of colourfull lamps locally known as Gududeepa and diyas to be seen for dispaly at the city market.
The day is celebrated with people lighting diyas, or oil lamps, or sometimes candles all around their house. Lakshmi Puja is performed in the evening to seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. Deepavali gifts are exchanged among all near and dear ones.
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