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Guwahati residents illuminate the city with diyas, celebrate green Diwali for pollution-free festivity

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Guwahati, Nov 13: In Assam’s Guwahati, the essence of Diwali came alive as residents of Prashanti Enclave Society dedicated themselves to a green celebration. Illuminating their homes and shops with earthen lamps, these individuals aimed for a pollution-free festivity.


Notably, women and children in the community participated in art and craft activities, showcasing their creativity and enthusiasm on the occasion of Diwali.



It must be noted that Diwali is celebrated on the first Amavasya night of the Hindu month Kartik (Kati in Assamese, October/November), holds deep significance rooted in Hindu mythology. According to the ancient tales, Lord Rama’s triumphant return to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile occurred on this Amavasya night. The people of Ayodhya marked the joyous occasion by cleansing their homes, sharing sweets, and illuminating earthen diyas, symbolically dispelling the darkness of the Amavasya night. This historical event has since become the foundation of Diwali celebrations, observed across India with immense enthusiasm and fervor.


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