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  BBC - Religion & Ethics - Diwali
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia, and is also the occasion for celebrations by Jains and Sikhs as well as Hindus.
Diwali UK In Britain, as in India, the festival is a time for thoroughly spring-cleaning the home and for wearing new clothes and most importantly, decorating buildings with fancy lights.
Diwali is a New Year festival in the Vikrama calendar, where it falls on the night of the new moon in the month of Kartika.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/hinduism/holydays/diwali.shtml   (1015 words)

  
  Diwali Celebrations Around the World
Diwali is a holy tradition, not to be put in the shade by the lights.
Diwali is a festival synonymous with celebrations in India and among Indians all over the world, is an occasion for jubilation and togetherness.
Diwali is also celebrated outside India mainly in Guyana, Fiji, Malaysia, Nepal, Mauritius, Myanmar, Singapore, Srilanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Britain, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Africa, and Australia among the Hindus worldover.
www.twilightbridge.com /hobbies/festivals/diwali/world.htm   (2274 words)

  
 Diwali - Diwali 2007,Diwali Gifts India,Diwali Festival
Diwali gifts are exchanged among all near and dear ones.
This Diwali, may you be blessed with good fortune as long as Ganeshji's trunk, wealth and prosperity as big as his stomach, happiness as sweet as his ladoos and may your trouble be as small as his mouse.
The Diwali date holds an imperative meaning among the Hindus, since, the day is reckoned with Lord Rama's coronation ceremony as the King of Ayodhya after his return to the kingdom from 14 years of exile along with his wife Sita and brother Laxman after killing the demon, King Ravana.
www.diwalifestival.org   (293 words)

  
 Matiya World - Diwali Festival
Diwali is the festival of Laxmi, the Goddess of prosperity and wealth.
Diwali or more aptly Deepavali is very enthusiastically celebrated for five continuous days and each day has its significance with a number of myths, legends and beliefs.
Diwali is the last day of financial year in traditional Hindu business and businessmen perform Chopda Pujan on this day on the new books of accounts.
www.matiyapatidar.com /diwali_fest.htm   (2471 words)

  
 Diwali Festival of Lights
Although Diwali cannot be said to celebrate any one particular god or goddess, it is on this night of the new moon that Laxmi, goddess of wealth, visits the homes lit by her devotees and bestows her boon of prosperity for the coming year.
Diwali is often preceded by enactments of this famous battle during the Dasahera festival, or by a ritual chanting of the tale.
Diwali sometimes refers to the specific day that is the focus of the festival, and sometimes to the longer period of three to five days that surround it.
www.arts.wa.gov /progFA/AsianFest/Diwali/faAsianFestdiwali2.html   (1094 words)

  
 Bawarchi: Indian Festivals: Diwali
This Diwali which leads us into Truth and Light is celebrated on a nation-wide scale on Amavasya - the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin (Aasho) (October / November) every year.
This Diwali festival, it is surmised dates back to that period when perhaps history was not written, and in its progress through centuries it lighted path of thousands to attain the ultimate good and complete ecstasy.
Diwali or more aptly Deepavali is very enthusiastically celebrated for five continuous days and each day has its significance with a number of myths, legends and beliefs.
www.bawarchi.com /festivals/diwali1.html   (1195 words)

  
 Holiday Traditions | Diwali
Diwali is the shorten version of Deepavali, a Sanskrit word meaning rows and rows of lights.
Diwali is celebrated for various gods' victory over evil: in northern India, by both Hindus and Sikhs for the god Rada over coming Ravine: in southern India for the god Krishna defeating Narakasura and in eastern India to honor the goddess Kali victory over Bakasura and it is the happiest of all Indian festivals.
Diwali is considered to be a festival for the renewal of life for it is on this day that old lamps are thrown out and new lamps are brought in.
www.msichicago.org /scrapbook/scrapbook_exhibits/catw2004/traditions/countries/diwali.html   (430 words)

  
 Diwali Festival of Lights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diwali (from the sanskrit: deepaavali, meaning "a garland of lamps"), is the perfect description of this marvellous Indian festival of lights.
In North India, Diwali celebrates Rama's homecoming, his return to Ayodhya after the defeat of Ravana and his coronation as king; in Gujarat, the festival honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth; and in Bengal, it is associated with the goddess Kali.
Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu and Gujarati New Year and is celebrated with the lighting of lamps and candles, and lots of fireworks.
www.truthstar.com /diwali/diwali.asp   (600 words)

  
 Mayor of London - Diwali
Trafalgar Square hosted celebrations to mark Diwali, the Festival of Light, on Sunday 28 October 2007, organised by the Mayor of London and the Diwali in London Committee in association with Tilda.
Diwali on the Square is a wonderful day for all the family.
Diwali on the Square in association with Tilda Pure Basmati is also supported by Transport for London, Metropolitan Police Service, India Tourism, B4U and Sunrise Radio.
www.london.gov.uk /mayor/diwali/index.jsp   (252 words)

  
 The Story of Diwali
This Diwali which leads us into Truth and Light is celebrated on a nation-wide scale on Naraka chathurthasi day just on the dawn of Ammavaasa during the Hindu month of Aippasi Month in Tamil Language(Aaso/Aasvayuja/Asvina Months in Hindi langauge)(September/October) every year.
Diwali, the festival of lights even to-day in this modern world projects the rich and glorious past of our country and teaches us to uphold the true values of life.
This Diwali festival, it is surmised dates back to that period when perhaps history was not written, and in its progress through centuries it lighted path of thousands to attain the ultimate good and complete ecstasy.
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 Diwali Festival in India
Diwali festival is a 5 day Hindu festival in India which occurs on the fifteenth day of Kartika.
Diwali when translated means "rows of lighted lamps" and the occasion is also referred to as the Festival of Lights.
Diwali is by far the most enthusiastically enjoyed festival in India.
www.indianchild.com /diwali.htm   (531 words)

  
 Diwali
Diwali, the Hindu "festival of lights," is the best known of Hindu festivals and certainly the brightest.
Diwali generally lasts for five days, beginning on the 14th day of the dark half of the Hindu calendar month of Asvina.
Diwali’s name comes from the Sanskrit deepavali, "row of lights." According to tradition, Diwali celebrates the joyous homecoming of Lord Rama, hero of the epic poem the Ramayana, after 14 years of exile.
www.infoplease.com /spot/diwali1.html   (443 words)

  
 What is Diwali - Associated Content
Diwali has several different origins and traditions, but several of the practices are universal to the holiday.
Diwali (Deepavali) “festival of lights” is a metaphor for living with the brightness and good of the soul overpowering evil and the hope for an enlightened year.
Diwali is a five-day celebration including a fireworks display, large family gatherings, and beautifully-lit candles (traditionally lanterns.) These lights, called diyas, are often adorned with the heads of flowers and wreaths.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/43063/what_is_diwali.html   (541 words)

  
 Welcome VandeMataram.com - Diwali Special   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The celebration of Diwali is marked by the lighting of innumerable lamps in every courtyard and the bursting of crackers.
The reason being the fact that Diwali which is celebrated sometime in October/November co-incides with the end of a harvesting season, known as the Kharif season when the fresh crop of rice is available.
Diwali which occurs at the end of a cropping season has along with the above custom, a few others that re-inforce the hypothesis of it having originated as a harvest.
www.vandemataram.com /diwali/intro.html   (722 words)

  
 Diwali,Diwali Festival,Diwali Indian Festival,Diwali Hindu Festival,India Diwali,Festival of Diwali
Diwali, the festival of lights is an occasion for the invocation of the Gods of prosperity and plenty, is celebrated with great pomp and splendour all across India.
On Diwali, the number of lamps goes up to 26 to be lit at the place of the puja and Kuber the God of wealth.
Among the business class Diwali is the time of presenting employees with the gifts and bonuses in appreciation for their dedicated service.Shopkeepers closing their occasions or this time of the year, usually place their ledgers in front of Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth.
www.indiantravelportal.com /festivals/diwali.html   (1179 words)

  
 Diwali
The festival of Diwali is a five-day Hindu festival in India.
Diwali, derived from the Sanskrit word 'Deepavali', when translated, means an "array of lighted lamps", and indeed illumination forms its main attraction.
Diwali is also the time for fun, firecrackers and revelry, particularly among the youth.
web.umr.edu /~india/Diwali.htm   (341 words)

  
 2005 Happy Diwali, 1412 Diwali Diwali History, Diwali Origin, Diwali Mythology, Overseas Diwali Celebration, Diwali ...
Diwali is a five day Hindu festival which occurs on the fifteenth day of Kartika.
Diwali, being the festival of lights, thousands of lamps are lit in and outside every home on the day.
The first day of Diwali is called Dhanvantari Triodasi or Dhanwantari Triodasi also called Dhan Theras.It is in fact the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksh (the dark forthnight) of the month of Kartik.
www.rumela.com /events/festival_diwali.htm   (903 words)

  
 Indian Festivals
Diwali or Deepawali, literally 'an array of lamps', is the festival of lights and is celebrated on the darkest night of Kartik.
Diwali in India is equivalent to Christmas in the West.
According to the most popular one, Diwali is celebrated in honor of Rama, his consort Sita and brother Lakshmana, returning to their kingdom Ayodhya after a 14-year exile.
www.webonautics.com /ethnicindia/festivals/diwali.html   (559 words)

  
 diwali festival of lights | Asia New Zealand Foundation | Asia NZ
Diwali, also known as Deepavali (literally “a row of lamps”), is perhaps the most important and ancient of the Indian festivals.
Diwali takes place at the new moon, on the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartik or Karthika (October/November).
This is at the beginning of the winter season and is called the “darkest night of the year”, so lamps are lit to brighten this moonless night.
www.asianz.org.nz /diwali   (330 words)

  
 Diwali - The festival of lights,Deepawali,Diwali Festival in India
Diwali Festival is supposed to lead us to the light of knowledge from the darkness of ignorance.
Diwali is celebrated as a five-day-long festival and there are set rituals for each of the five days.
Diwali Festival marks the coronation of Lord Ram as the King of Ayodhya on his return to the kingdom with wife Sita and brother Laxman after 14 long years of exile and slaying of Ravana - the demon King of Lanka.
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 Diwali   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diwali is a festival traditionally held in late autumn and is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs alike.
In the Punjab, Diwali commemorates the coronation of Prince Rama and in the Gujerat the celebrations are connected to Lakshmi the goddess of wealth.
Diwali is a time for family to get together, wear their best clothes and swap presents and cards.
www.blss.portsmouth.sch.uk /hsc/diwali.shtml   (351 words)

  
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Diwali is celebrated to commemorate the coronation of Prabhu Shri Ramachandra on his return to Ayodhya after fourteen years in exile (vanawas).
Diwali is the coronation of Lakshi and Narayan as the first Empress and Emperor of the Golden Age or Satyuga.
Diwali is the celebration of the victory of the divine virtues over the vices of anger, greed, ego lust and attachment.
www.panditjiusa.com /Diwali_Info.htm   (690 words)

  
 Lesson Plan - DIWALI: Hindu New Year
Diwali, or sometimes spelled Divali, is celebrated late October or early November.
Diwali is a very important festival for many Hindus.
Diwali is often referred to as a festival of light.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/DIWALI.html   (1524 words)

  
 Diwali 2006
Diwali (Du-vah-ly) is the holy tradition celebrated by people of Hindu faith that symbolizes the victory of light over darkness.
Diwali is a five-day celebration that begins on the 15th day of Kartika according to the lunar calendar.
Diwali celebrates the Hindu god Rama's homecoming to Ayodhya after the defeat of Ravana and his coronation as king.
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 Diwali - the festival of Lights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diwali is celebrated for five days (this year it falls on November 5 - 9).
Diwali is a time when every establishment is illuminated with “Deeps”- oil lamps and every heart is filled with joy.
Diwali, being the festival of lights, thousands of lamps are lit in and outside every home on the day.
www.gsia.cmu.edu /afs/andrew/gsia/rb/issues/1999/oct29/diwali.html   (670 words)

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