The celebrations and rituals of the Jains and the Sikhs are similar to those of the Hindus where social and community bonds are renewed.
This is the day when Hindu, Jain and Sikh temples and homes are aglow with lights, thereby making it the "festival of lights".
Merchants seek Lakshmi's blessings in their ventures and will ritually close their accounting year during Diwali.
The ceremony lit the path of the missing to the mansion of Yama.
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