What is Diwali?

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Diwali is a significant 5-day festival in Hinduism , Sikhism , and Jainism . It is also popularly known as the Festival of Lights. The first day is Dhan Teras, 13th day of the dark half of Ashwin. The last day is Yama Dvitiya, the 2nd day of the light half of Kartika. Each day marks celebrates one of the six principle stories associated with the festival.

  Lakshmi Puja marks the most important day of Diwali celebrations in North India. Hindu homes worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Ganesh, the God of auspicious beginnings, and then light lamps all across the streets and homes to welcome prosperity and well-being.

[d] By: homs
Date: Wed-Oct-21-2009
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