Diwali, also known as "Deepawali", is the festival of lights. It is celebrated
with much joy and fervor all over the country. In Kerala, everyone irrespective
of their religion and caste celebrates this festival. People light small
earthenware lamps outside their homes and also put up glittering electric
lights. This festival marks the return of Lord Rama to his home after 14 years
of exile and victory over the demon king Ravana.