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Diwali 2017 - October 19 (Thursday)

All About Diwali 2017

Diwali, also known as Deepavali or Deepawali is one of the most important, hugely waited and immensely cherished festival celebrated across India and in parts of Nepal. Originally, the name was Deepawali, which has its origin from Sanskrit, meaning "Rows of Deep".

Over the years the name has been pronounced as Diwali, especially in Hindi, whereas it still remains Deepawali in Nepali. Diwali also popularly known as “Festival of Lights” is celebrated with great gusto and is observed as an official holiday across India.

The festival of Diwali is not only significant to Hindus, but, has importance in Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. For Hindus, it is associated with the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya, after his 14 years of exile and victory over the demon Ravana.

On that day, he was welcomed to the kingdom of Ayodhya with rows of Deep, lightened throughout the kingdom. Thus, there is a tradition of lighting oil lamps that symbolize the victory of good over evil and freedom from spiritual darkness. Know Everything About Diwali and its Significance

Five-Day Diwali Calendar 2017
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wish u a very happy diwali Comment  #11
by soma on Nov 10, 2015 5:15 AM IST Report Abuse
I am loving this page! Happy Diwali!! Comment  #10
by Radhika on Oct 29, 2013 5:06 AM IST Report Abuse
Happy Diwali 2013 to all... May this Diwali bring you happiness and light of success.. Comment  #9
by Siddharth on Sep 27, 2013 12:45 PM IST Report Abuse
happy belated deepavali and i got a nice information Comment  #8
by karuna varadaraju on Dec 11, 2012 8:49 PM IST Report Abuse
actually diwali is celebrated to commerate the death of narakasur by krishna. first time i am hearing about rama's return to ayodhya after defeat of ravana. can anyone clarify my doubt? Comment  #7
by lavanya on Dec 11, 2012 7:19 AM IST Report Abuse
I would say thanks for post this document, is that being useful for me in my research Comment  #6
by khet sokun on Jul 9, 2012 5:51 PM IST Report Abuse
Happy Diwali folks, use all safety and precaution measures.. Comment  #5
by Amudhan on Oct 25, 2011 10:58 AM IST Report Abuse
@sarah, in respond to your question I want to tell u that Diwas are the hindi name of any occasional day.U can refer it to hindi translation of a day means din or diwas are same... Comment  #4
by indian on Oct 20, 2011 8:13 PM IST Report Abuse
can somebody please help! my daughter is learning about diwali,and one of her questions are "what are diwas" we are both finding it difficult to find an answer. please can some kind person help us answer this question.thank you Comment  #3
by sarah on Oct 20, 2011 12:25 AM IST Report Abuse
This festival is my favorite one. I like that. Comment  #2
by Yash Naik on Jul 2, 2011 12:01 PM IST Report Abuse
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