Fireworks light-up Surat sky on the eve of Diwali on on Oct. 22, 2014. Image Source: IANS

Reasons behind the greatness of the festival of lights!

Ever wondered what makes the festival of Diwali so important in India, what is it about all the colors and lights in the sky? Where did all this begin or what are the reasons behind people celebrating this particular festival in such a grand, royal and vibrant way.

We'll tell you why !! In fact, through some beautiful photos, we'll even give you a small history lesson behind the history of Deepavali and what are the practices and traditions involved throughout this widely celebrated festival.

Do read about another festival in India called Karwa Chauth.