Diwali: Deepãvali – India’s Festival of Lights

Diwali: Deepãvali – India’s Festival of Lights

The best-known of the Hindu festivals, Diwali is celebrated throughout India at the New Moon on the fifteenth day of the auspicious month Kartika (october/november), as well as in Indian communities throughout the world. Diwali, from the sanskrit: deepãvali meaning “a garland of lamps”, is the right description for this remarkable Indian festival of lights. The celebration of Diwali, a moveable feast, occurs this year on October 23 in the Western Gregorian Calendar.

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Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity


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