According to Hinduism, Diwali is celebrated to mark the homecoming of Lord Rama after 14 years of Vanvaas. This day signifies the conquering of evil by good, and darkness by the light. 

Jainism In Jainism, Diwali is celebrated as a remembrance of Lord Mahavir and his teachings.

In Sikhism Bandi Chhor Divas is observed on the day of Diwali. For Sikhs, this day is very important as it celebrates the release of the sixth Guru as well as 52 other Hindu princes in 1619.

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