This Festival of Lights celebrates the destruction of the demon Narakasura (symbolizing evil traits obstructing spiritual progress) at the hands of Lord Krishna (the Divine). The myriad lights symbolise the Energy flowing from the one Source (Divine Atma) to all the other souls (Jivas). The firecrackers usually exploded on this occasion symbolise the forcible driving out of the evil, demonic qualities in man with the help of the Divine.