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Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali or Deepaavali means an Array of Lamps. This is one of the major festivals in the Hindu calendar. It occurs in October/November, and is spread over four days. Dhanteras is the first day or rather the eve of the day on which the festival begins. Narkachaturdashi which is also known as Kalichoudas or Bali Pratipada is the second day. Laxmi Pujan and New year (Padava) normally occur (depending on the Hindu calendar) simultaneously on the third day and Bhaiya-duj is the last day.


Diwali or Deepaavali means an Array of Lamps. This is one of the major festivals in the Hindu calendar. It occurs in October/November, and is spread over four days. Dhanteras is the first day or rather the eve of the day on which the festival begins. Narkachaturdashi which is also known as Kalichoudas or Bali Pratipada is the second day. Laxmi Pujan and New year (Padava) normally occur (depending on the Hindu calendar) simultaneously on the third day and Bhaiya-duj is the last day.

Laxmi Pujan is done on day of Diwali. After the puja is done earthern diyas are lighted and placed everywhere. Electric bulbs are also used to light the house.

Crackers are burnt and one can see a colourful sky at night. They are burnt in the night and the morning so that everyone can enjoy the lights at night.

This festival season of burning crackers lasts till “CHAT”

Special meals are cooked on that day. People greet each other and visits their houses with sweets etc.

Children prepare “Diwali Ghar” and place laxmi goddess along with a diya in that house.

Its a festival of the hindus but nowadyas every religion is celebrating diwali.