Deepawali is the one of the main festival of India. It is celebrated because Lord Rama has reached Ayodhya on this day after gaining victory over Ravana (mainly in northern part of India). Deepawali is celebrated on Kaartika Amavasya (darkest new moon night).

This question What is the significance of the festival Diwali? Why is it celebrated? discuss about the significance of Deepawali. But my question is: Which scripture mention Lord Rama reached Ayodhya on Kaartika Amavasya (Deepawali) after 14 years of exile?

And also, is there any scripture which claims Lord Rama has slayed Ravana on Vijayadashami?

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    By the way, South Indians believe Deepavali celebrates Krishna killing Narakasura, and Navaratri and Vijaya Dashami celebrates Durga killing Mahishasura. – Keshav Srinivasan Aug 12 '16 at 3:20
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    On the day of Diwali, 24th tirthankar Mahavira Swamy attained Nirvana, 16 Gana-kings, 9 Malla and 9 Lichchhavi, of Kasi and Kosal, illuminated their doors. They said: "Since the light of knowledge is gone, we will make light of ordinary matter" – Chinmay Sarupria Aug 12 '16 at 4:40
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    @KeshavSrinivasan OK. But most part of North India celebrates slaying of Naraka one day before Deepawali on Kaartika Krishna Chaturdashi also known as Chhoti (Small/Secondary) Deepawali en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naraka_Chaturdashi. And Vijayadashmai is celebrated for both slaying of Ravana and Mahisasur. – Triyugi Narayan Mani Aug 12 '16 at 5:35
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    @Sinister There are two systems in hindu calendar as Amanta (Amavasya anta) and Purnimanta (Purnima anta). I follow the later and you follow the former. We count months from Krishna Paksha to Shukla Paksha. So, the difference. You can check both views here or here – Triyugi Narayan Mani Oct 10 '17 at 18:27
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    The calculations are made in this chapter – Surya Apr 4 '18 at 1:26

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