Diwali

The Rangoli of Lights 2017081616 59946f81e287e e1502902223330

Deepavali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Diwali,The name of the festival in various regional languages include:Sanskrit: दीपावली, Dīpāvalī ,Sindhi: ڏياري (Diyaree), Tamil: தீபாவளி, Tīpāvaḷi , Nepali: दीपावली, तिहार, Dīpāvalī, Tihāra , Hindi: दिवाली, Divālī , Gujarati: દિવાળી, Divāḷī , Marathi: दिवाळी, Divāḷī , Kannada: ದೀಪಾವಳಿ, Dīpāvaḷi , Konkani: धाकली दिवाळी, Dhākalī Divāḷī , Malayalam: ദീപാവലി, Dīpāvali , Oriya: ଦୀପାବଳୀ, Dīpābaḷī , Punjabi: ਦਿਵਾਲੀ, Divālī , Telugu: దీపావళి, Dīpāvaḷi , popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is a five-day Hindu festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on second lunar day of Shukla paksha (bright fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Kartik.

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