Diwali
Story
 
 
A
long time ago
 
there
lived
 
a
Prince
called
Rama.
He
married
 
a
princess
called
Sita.
Rama's
father
was
becoming
very
old.
 
He
told
Rama
he
wanted
him
 
to
become
King.
 
The
Queen
did not like
this
idea.
She
wanted
Rama's
brother
 
to
be
King.
His
name
was
Prince Bharat.
 
The
Queen
asked
 
the
King
 
to
send
Rama
away.
 
The
King
sent
Rama
away
for
14
years.
His
brother
Prince Lakshman
went
too.
Rama,
Sita
 
and
Prince Lakshman
lived
in
 
the
forest.
They
lived
there
for
 
a
very
long time.
Sadly,
after
 
a
while
 
the
old
King
died.
 
The
queen
told
 
her
other
son
Prince Bharat,
 
he
could
be
 
the
new
King.
But
he
did not want
 
to
be
King.
He
said
he would
fetch Rama
back to
be
 
the
new
King.
Prince Bharat
found
Rama
and asked him
to be
the new
King.
But
Rama
said
he
would not
be
King
just yet.
He
promised
his father
he would
stay away
for
14
years.
He
did not want
 
to
break his promise.
Prince Bharat
took
Rama's
golden sandals
back to
 
the
palace.
He
placed
them
on
 
the
throne.
This was
 
to
remind
everyone
 
that
Rama
would
return.
One
day
Rama
would
be
 
the
rightful
King.
Back
in
 
the
forest
 
a
nasty demon
was
watching
Sita.
 
The
demon
was
called
Ravana.
When Rama
and Lakshman
went hunting,
Ravana
captured
Sita.
He
took
her
away
to
his
castle
on an island.
Ravana
wanted to
marry
Sita
but
she
said
“NO!!”
He
kept
her
prisoner
for
 
a
long time.
While Rama
searched
for Sita
he met
 
a
friend
called Hanuman.
He
was
King
 
of
 
the
monkeys.
Hanuman
told
Rama
where
Sita
was
being kept prisoner.
Rama
 
and
 
his
friends
set off to fight
Ravana
 
and
save
Sita.
 
There
was
 
a
huge
battle
 
and
Ravana
was
killed.
Rama
saved
Sita
 
and
they lived
happily
together
again.
 
 
It
was
time
for
Rama
 
to
return to
 
the
palace
 
to
become
 
the
new
King.
Everyone
put
little
lights
outside
their
houses
 
to
show
them
 
the
way.
These
lights were called divas.
 
Every year
Hindu
 
and
Sikh
people
 
have
these
little
lights
in
their
houses.
It
reminds
them
 
of
 
the
story
 
of
Rama
 
and
Sita.