Thus, we find that light based observances are accompanied by other rituals and traditions, such as prayers (puja), cooking and eating feasts, cleaning the house or office, shopping for new things, and generally making a new start. The whole focus here is on regeneration. For example, it is common for people to buy and wear new clothes during Diwali, and creating a ‘new you’ in these small, external ways will mirror the deeper spiritual and emotional renewal that you will experience by participating in Diwali with all of your heart and soul.
The sisters tie a sacred thread of love to their brothers amongst chanting of mantras, put roli and rice on their forehead and pray for their well being. Sisters bestow their brothers with gifts and blessings. Brother also wish them a good life and pledge to take care of them. Brothers give their sisters return gifts. The gift is the acknowledgment of his love for his sister, reminder of their togetherness and a symbol of his pledge. There are several historical evidences, which remind us about the significance of this festival and every time, this festival emphasizes the same values which have been mingled along with the festival.