Pradesh is situated in the Southern India and happens to be
the third largest state in India. The rich culture and
tradition of the state is reflected in the celebration of
the different festivals. Deepavali or the Festival of Light
is such a festival that is celebrated with much fun and
In the Indian states, the festivals are celebrated with much
charm and splendor. In Andhra Pradesh, the festivals are
celebrated with much pomp and show. The Festival of Light
that is known as Deepavali is an occasion that calls for
jubilation. Deepavali means row of light. It is celebrated
on the new moon day which is known as Amavasya in India.
Festival of Light has a Hindu mythical association. It is
believed that on this very day, the demon called Narkasura
was killed in the hands of Lord Ramachandra. This day is
also important to the devotee of Ramachandra as on this day
he returned to his kingdom of Ayodhya after killing Ravana.
The Hindu legends also affirm that on this very day, Bali
gifted his kingdom to Vamana, one of the Avatar of Lord
On the day of Deepavali in Andhra Pradesh and in India, in
general, Lakshmi or the Goddess of wealth is worshiped.
There is also an auspicious ritual of preparing dishes with
14 varieties of green leaves. There is a customary ritual on
this day of Deepavali to light Diyas or lamps in every
household. The children joined by the elders as well burn