2. SOUTH INDIA.
For Marwaris, this is the New Year, and they start new account books on this auspicious day. In South India, Deepavali is usually celebrated through three days.
- Naraka Chaturdasi.
- Deepavali Amavasya
- Bali Padyami
In some places, daughters and sons-in-law are invited to the house and are given sumptuous lunch and are gifted with new clothes. Also, cows are worshipped.
Yaadevi sarvabhooteshu Lakshmi roopena samsthitaa!
Nanaastasyai Nanaastasyai Nanaastasyai namonamah
Deepam jyothi parabrahma, deepam sarvathamopaharam
Deepena saadhyate sarvam sandhyadeepam namostuthe…
This way, Deepavali festival is celebrated by people of different regions of India as per their local rituals and customs with loads of happiness and enthusiasm.