Diwali

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The Diwali essentials: Lights, sweets, traditional clothing and love  CBC.ca
1 year ago
Celebrations for Diwali — the five-day festival of light — will begin on Thursday across the GTA, and businesses are ready after weeks of preparation. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and ...

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Diwali  Wikipedia

Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and recently Sindh Province in Pakistan. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the dark night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika in Bikram Sambat calendar (the month of Aippasi in Tamil Calendar), on the 15th of the month. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November. Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices.<ref name="Raat"> On Diwali night, people dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers) typically to Lakshmi – the goddess of fertility and prosperity. After puja, fireworks follow, then a family feast including mithai (sweets), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends. Deepavali also marks a major shopping period in nations where it is celebrated. The name of festive days as well as the rituals of Diwali vary significantly among Hindus, based on the region of India. In many parts of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras (in Northern and Western part of India), followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Deepavali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife–husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhai Dooj dedicated to sister–brother bond on the fifth day. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra. On the same night that Hindus celebrate Diwali, Jains celebrate a festival also called Diwali to mark the attainment of moksha by Mahavira, Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas to mark the release of Guru Hargobind from a Mughal Empire prison, and Newar Buddhists, unlike the majority of Buddhists, celebrate Diwali by worshipping Lakshmi.

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Videos about Diwali

National Geographic - 1 year ago
Diwali - Festival of Lights | National Geographic

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Food HashTag Life by Jaya - 1 year ago
Diwali Home / Room Decoration Ideas & 3 Simple Easy DIY Ideas | 2017

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WildFilmsIndia - 1 year ago
Diwali - The festival of Lights

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DesiKaliah - 1 year ago
▶ Happy Diwali 2017 Indian Ads Commercial Compilation | TVC Episode E7S53

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mallemalatv - 1 year ago
Pandaga Chesko - Diwali Special Event Promo 09 - Jabardasth - Dhee 10 - Latest Promo

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Be YouNick - 1 year ago
BYN : Happy Diwali ?

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News about Diwali

Does Diwali even feel like Diwali this year?  Quartz - 1 year ago

In a few hours from now, the night sky across urban and rural India will come to life. The country, already in the grip of Diwali, the annual festival of lights, will break into celebrations, praying, lighting lamps, bursting crackers, exchanging ...

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How much gold one should have in portfolio this Diwali? Here's help  Economic Times - 1 year ago

So we will not be painting any rosy picture of gold outperforming all avenues of investment, but we do advocate buying some quantity of gold either through direct investment or through options such as gold ETF or e-gold with long term perspective this ...

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Gift an SIP this Diwali; top mutual funds to bet on in new Samvat  Economic Times - 1 year ago

Gift an SIP this Diwali; top mutual funds to bet on in new Samvat. By. Rahul Oberoi. , ETMarkets.com|. Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 12.27 PM IST. 0Comments. The past one year has been very good for equities, with smallcaps funds surging nearly 28 per cent.

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Fear Of Toxic Smog Leads India To Limit Diwali Fireworks  NPR - 1 year ago

India is set to celebrate Diwali this week, but the Indian capital could be in for a different sort of celebration. Once illuminated with clay lamps, the festival of lights has morphed into a festival of sound and fury. It's estimated some 50,000 tons ...

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After a series of economic crackers, Indians are in no mood to splurge this Diwali  Quartz - 1 year ago

Sluggish economic growth, the demonetisation of high-value currency notes, and the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) have snuffed out the cheer. So, at a time when consumers in Asia's third-largest economy typically go into overdrive, ...

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Best Diwali events 2017 - Where to celebrate in Britain from fireworks displays to Henna tattoo workshops  Mirror.co.uk - 1 year ago

The return of the annual festival of lights – Diwali – is coming up on the 19th October, and as it lasts five days in total, celebrations will continue on until the weekend. It's a bright and beautiful celebration - and one of the most important ...

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South Africans don't go big on Diwali gold buying, but sales in India spike  Independent Online - 1 year ago

Diwali coincides with the Hindu New Year and the triumph of good over evil and will be celebrated tomorrow (Thursday) by millions worldwide. Zimbini Peffer, the head of marketing at TFG Jewellery, said there was a spike in local sales ahead of Diwali.

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Where is the Diwali of 'achche din': asks Shiv Sena  Economic Times - 1 year ago

"The Diwali festival will end on Saturday. But, what about the 'diwala' (bankruptcy) of the economy that has happened? Where is the diwali of 'achche din'? Why there is no end to suicide by farmers? Why does the load-shedding which was permanently ...

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Diwali 2017: Should you invest in stocks, gold or fixed income?  Moneycontrol.com - 1 year ago

Equity markets have been on a roll ahead of Diwali 2017 with both Sensex and Nifty touching their all-time highs of 32,633.64 and 10,230.85 respectively this week. The festive season is also period when a lot of investors' put their money in gold. At a ...

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This Diwali, let's celebrate with animals, says NGO  Economic Times - 1 year ago

"Diwali is a festival of twinkling lights, sweets, new clothes and plenty of fireworks for the humans. But on the contrary, it causes trauma to pets and stray animals at large," Sashanka Sekhar Dutta, the Managing Trustee of NGO 'Just Be Friendly' (JBF ...

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Web Pages about Diwali

10/18 9:54:59
Diwali (Deepawali) is the Hindu festival of light celebrated every year. This festival is one of the India's biggest festivals and celebrated as festivals of lights.

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10/18 9:54:59
For some, Diwali also celebrates the return of Pandavas after 12 years of Vanvas and one year of "Agyatavas" in Mahabharata. Furthermore, Deepavali is linked to the celebration of Lakshmi, who is venerated amongst Hindus as the goddess of wealth and prosperity and is the wife of Lord Vishnu.

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10/18 9:54:59
Oct 9, 2017 - Diwali falls in either October or November each year, depending on the cycle of the moon. It's observed on the 15th day of Kartik, the holiest ...

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10/18 9:54:59
Diwali, or Dipawali, is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians ...

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10/18 9:54:59
In India, one of the most significant festivals is Diwali, or the Festival of Lights. It's a five-day celebration that includes good food, fireworks, colored sand, and ...

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10/18 9:54:59
2 days ago - Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is the biggest festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists around the world. Its date changes every year and commemorates different things depending on local tradition and culture.

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10/18 9:54:59
2 hours ago - Diwali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. Celebrated ...

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10/18 9:54:59
Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali or the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika (October/November) in the ...

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10/18 9:54:59
10 hours ago - Diwali 2017 or deepavali falls on 19th October 2017 and the preparations for it have already begun in full swing.A day prior to Diwali and Laxmi ...

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10/18 7:48:11
Diwali (or Deepavali in Sanskrit) literally means "a row of lights". This five day festival, which is the biggest in India, honors the victory of good over evil and ...

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