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Everyone and everything in India dresses in brights, including the main attraction at the annual Pushkar Camel Fair.

The word “Diwali” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali” meaning “row of lights”. While Diwali is popularly known as the “festival of lights”, the spiritual take is “the awareness of the inner light”. The celebration is “victory of good over evil”. It refers to the light of higher knowledge. On main Diwali day, goddess of wealth, Lakshmi (Laxmi) is worshipped, hence this is festival where people show their richness and offer prayers to goddess Lakshmi to bring prosperity in their…