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While the rest of India worships Lakshmi Puja on day of Diwali, the Bengalis, Odias, Assamese and Maithils adore goddess Kali.
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, marks the triumph of light over darkness, the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya and Kali Puja.
Word itself is derived from Sanskrit word "deepavali," meaning "series of lighted lamps," hence, also known as festival of lights.
Diwali is celebrated as the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
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