BY A STAFF REPORTER
Not only Hindus, but Buddhists also celebrate Diwali with equal fervor. But you know why? It is believed that on this day, his adorable Lord Gautam Buddha returned to his birthplace Kapilavastu after 18 years. It is believed that his followers welcomed him by lighting lamps that day. Since then, people associated with this religion have celebrated this holy festival by lighting lamps in their homes on this day.