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Diwali – the festival of lights : 2017

October 22, 2017

Diwali, or Deepawali, is India’s biggest and most important festival of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes . On this occasion, people illuminate  their houses with earthen lamps, engage in cleaning their houses , light crackers , buy sweets and pray before Gooddess Lakshmi and Lord  Ganesh  for prosperity . This is also an occasion  to greet all close relatives , friends, neighbours  and business associates .

The 5-day celebrations comprise of  Dhanteras , Govardhan Pooja , Chhoti Diwali , Diwali  culminating with Bhai Dooj . This year , Diwali was celebrated as well with great fanfare during 17-21 October .

Our own family members throughout the world  celebrated Diwali , and related festive occasions .










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