Diwali Essay  ~ 200 Words
This festival is celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil. Rama was the prince of Ayodhya. He killed the evil king Ravana in a battle to get back his wife Sita. He then came back to Ayodhya to become an ideal king. Diwali celebrates this victory of Rama.
All the houses are cleaned and painted for the occasion. People spend the whole day in decorating their shops and homes. Colorful sweets and chocolates are displayed outside shops. Everyone goes for an outing to the market in their new dresses. The houses are decorated with lights, candles, mud lamps, paper festoons and colorful designs.
The best part comes in the evening. All the lamps and candles are lit. The whole town looks like a fairy tale land. All around one can hear the sounds of crackers being burst. People green each other happily and exchange sweets. Goddess Lakshmi is also worshiped in every houses.
Thus Diwali brings joy and happiness to everyone. It is the festival of children. But this joy can be spoilt if we are careless with crackers. We must enjoy this festival of lights in its true spirit. The lamps pf Diwali will then bring light into our lives too.