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Security beefed up for delightful Diwali in Delhi

Posted on Nov 13, 09:40PM | UNI

Diwali, the festival of lights to celebrate the victory of good over evil, is being celebrated in the National Capital with great enthusiasm, traditional gaiety and religious fervor amid tight security arrangements.

Also known as 'Deepawali', the festival of lights is celebrated to remember the return of Lord Ram from the 14 years of exile to his Kingdom Ayodhaya after killing Demon Ravan, Kumbhkaran and Meghnatha and freeing his wife Sita from their clutches.

The subject of Ayodhaya welcome this return of Lord Ram, lightening their houses with lamps and distributing sweets to their neighbors.

The festival being celebrated for thousands of years with equal zenith also considered auspicious as Sita, who was considered incarnation of Goddess Laxmi offered food to entire royal Ayodhaya family.

Therefore, People also worship the Goddess Laxmi, who is considered auspicious and sign of prosperity.

To ensure peace and order avoiding untoward incident on the auspicious occasion, the security has been bolstered in the capital.

"Security has been beefed up as armed personnel have have been deputed all across the capital," official sources said.

Large number of police personnel have been deployed in markets, where there was a last-minute rush for the Deepawali shopping.

Delhi Police said adequate steps have been taken to ensure that no untoward incident takes place.

"Security has been tightened to avoid any eventuality," a Delhi Police official said.

The administration has also set up a control room to deal with medical and burn emergencies.