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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali

There is significant variation in regional practices and rituals. Depending on the region, prayers are offered before one or more deities, with most common being Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity. On Diwali night, fireworks light up the neighborhood skies. Later, family members and invited friends celebrate the ...

www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/diwali

Diwali/Deepavali. 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 Hindu calendar. Diwali celebrations ... After dark there are fireworks and people who live near rivers float lighted lamps on tiny rafts. To add to the ...

kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/diwali

Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith: Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs. ... In northern India they celebrate the story of King Rama's return to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps. ... Dive Deeper. Are We There Yet?

www.huffingtonpost.com/parth-parihar/why-do-hindus-celebrate-diwali_b_2122446.html

Nov 13, 2012 ... The succinct answer to this question is, “We celebrate Diwali to commemorate the day when Lord Rama returned to his kingdom, the city of Ayodhya.” Why all of the ... Latticed windows made of diverse precious stones shone here and there; while every house was lit up with jewels that served as lamps.

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/10/19/what-diwali-festival-lights-and-how-celebrated/779643001

Oct 19, 2017 ... Diwali, or Deepavali, a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps,” is a Hindu -originated festival celebrated in India and by the Indian diaspora. During the five -day celebration — also known as the “festival of lights” — clay lamps known as diyas are lit to signify the victory of good over evil, according to ...

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/diwali-2014-what-is-the-festival-of-lights-and-how-is-it-celebrated-9810212.html

Oct 22, 2014 ... Those celebrating the festival also light traditional earthen diyas (candles) and decorate their houses with colourful rangoli artworks - patterns created on the floor using coloured rice or powder. During Diwali, families and friends share sweets and gifts and there is also a strong belief in giving food and ...

www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/diwali-2017-celebrated-171016104819103.html

Oct 16, 2017 ... Throughout India, and in Indian communities, people wear new clothes, visit friends and family, and exchange sweets and gifts.There is also a strong belief in giving to those in need. A special "puja" prayer is dedicated to the goddess Lakshmi in the evening. She is said to bring good luck and prosperity.

www.cnn.com/2015/11/11/living/diwali-explainer-feat/index.html

Sep 26, 2017 ... The Hindu holiday of Diwali is India's biggest and brightest national holiday. But Indians around the world come together to celebrate the festival of lights.

www.history.com/news/the-ancient-origins-of-indias-biggest-holiday

Oct 19, 2017 ... Every year around October and November, Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali, or Deepavali—a festival of lights that stretches back more than 2,500 years. And in India, the five-day celebration marks the biggest holiday of the year. Like many Hindu festivals, there isn't just one reason to celebrate the ...