Diwali is a festival of lights and celebrations. All the streets, lanes and markets are flooded with colorful flowers and lights during the Diwali festivity.
Vasu Baras or Vasubaras marks the beginning of Diwali festival in Maharashtra.
In the state of Gujarat, Vasu Baras is celebrated by the name of Vagh Baras. The main reason to celebrate this festival is to honor cows.
According to Indian Calendar in Ashwin month, on Krishna Paksha Dwadashi, Vasu Baras is celebrated. The day is also named as Guru Dwadashi or Govatsa Dwadashi in some parts of India.
For good health and wealth of the family, married women observe Gau Pujan along with Sri Krishna Puja.