|Diwali Celebration in Madhya Pradesh|
Situated in the center, Madhya Pradesh, was once the largest state in India. A visit to this land, in the very heart of India gives unexpected and delightful experiences. Madhya Pradesh has had a glorious past with various empires ruling the state. The people of Madhya Pradesh are simple and fun loving and without any inhibitions. The interiors of the vast state are inhabited by various tribes.
During the Diwali Festival celebrations, decoration and lighting is done throughout Madhya Pradesh, with every market nicely decorated with lighting bulbs. Prior to the Diwali night, called the Dhan-teras all the shops remain open the whole night through. Balushais, khasta or crumbly doughnuts without holes are part of the traditional offerings at Diwali in Madhya Pradesh.
On Diwali day, houses all over Madhya Pradesh glow with twinkle of innumerable diyas, candles and electric lights. The night is illuminated with the flaming lights of fireworks, creating kaleidoscopic designs against the black canvas of the sky. For the Hindu business communities, Diwali Festival marks the beginning of the New Year. During Diwali, many folk dances are performed in this region. The Baiga and Gond tribes performed their traditional dances to celebrate the Diwali Festival.