There are many festivals which the Hindu celebrates in India. Diwali is one of them. Diwali is my favourite festival. It is a festival of lights, and joy. Houses, shops and all other buildings are decorated with the lamps at night. Almost everyone in India celebrates this festival. The people whitewash and paint their homes before Deepavali. They wear new clothes and buy new utensils. Children are thrilled with lights, crackers and sweets. The homes are lighted and decorated and people exchange sweets, and gifts. At night people worship Laxmi, the goddess of wealth. Shop-keepers begin new account books on this day. On this day God Rama returned to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile. The people of Ayodhya were very happy. Diwali is indeed a beautiful festival which brings light and joy in all the homes and hearts.