2 Diwali is celebrated as the day Lakshmi was born from Samudra Manthan and Lakshmi chose Vishnu as her husband on the night of Diwali.
3 Eastern India elebrates Diwali as Kali Puja in honour of Godness Kali who is known to have gone on a destructive rampage to cleanse the earth of all demons.
4 some states of western India, such as Gujarat, the celebration of Diwali implies the beginning of New year.
5 In Jainism , Diwali is celebrated to observe the anniversary of Mahavira’s spirit finally at last achieving Nirvana.
6 Diwali is celebrated as on which the Pandavas return to Hastinapur on the night of Kartik Amavasya.
7 In Sikhism, Diwali is connected with the occasion of Master Hargobind's released by Mughal head Jehangir.