. Regardless of the tales, the cause for celebrating Diwali remains the same—good defeats evil, so devotees pull out all of the stops to symbolize light overcoming darkness.
In Northern India, it’s believed that Prince Rama, who had been in exile for the past fourteen years, returned to his kingdom of Ayodhya after rescuing his wife Sita from the evil king Ravana
The lamps are a throwback to the origins of the holiday, but also symbolize good triumphing over evil.
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