Diwali and few less known facts about it

Diwali, the festival of lights has come and we are sure that Bihar along with the whole nation is busy in celebrating it.We wish that this festival brings light into your lives, eliminate all your sorrows and may Goddess Lakshmi bestow her blessings upon you.

Here we present some less known facts about Diwali.
1. Deepavali (or Diwali) is celebrated in many countries and on this day there is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, and Fiji.

2.Sikhs celebrate Diwali as Bandhi Chhor Diwas (The Celebration of Freedom), which marks the release of , Guru Hargobind, the sixth guru, from prison who also rescued 52 Hindu kings held captive by Mughal Emperor with him in the Gwalior Fort in 1619.
3. Diwali is a five day festival. It includes Dhanteras,Naraka Chaturdasi,Amavasya,Kartika Shudda Padyami,Yama Dvitiya.

4. Jains Celebrate it as Nirvana of Lord Mahavira. He attained Nirvana or Moksha on this day at Pavapuri on Oct. 15, 527 BC,
5. Buddhists celebrate it as the day on which mighty emperor Ashok converted to Buddhism.