Diwali celebrations

Today we were visited by Rama and Sita.  They told us the story about Rama saving Sita from the 10 headed King Ravana with the help of Hanuman and his monkey army.

The story of Diwali for children tells of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya who was ordered by his father, King Dasharatha, to go away from his country and come back after living in the forest for 14 years.  When Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, abducted Sita and took her away to his island kingdom of Lanka, Rama fought against and killed Ravana. He rescued Sita and returned to Ayodhya after 14 years. To celebrate Rama’s return to Ayodhya, they lit up their houses with lamps, burst crackers and decorated the entire city in the grandest manner.

Year after year this homecoming of Lord Rama is commemorated on Diwali with lights, fireworks, the bursting of crackers and parties.