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10 Facts about Diwali

30-SEP-2014 14:35

    Diwali, the major Hindu festival is around the corner and the ambience is full of excitement. Some interesting facts have been given below about
    Diwali, the festival of light.

    • In Malaysia, Diwali is celebrated as Hari Diwali in the month of Aswayuja.

    • In Nepal, Diwali is known as Tihar or Swanti.

    • In West Bengal, Diwali is celebrated as Kali Puja.

    • The foundation of the Golden Temple was laid on Diwali day.

    • Jain community of India celebrates their New Year’s Day on the next day of Diwali.

    • The festival is marked by a colourful rangoli made from rice flour at the entrance of the homes.

    • The festival also marks the beginning of a new financial year.

    • On Diwali Day, Lord Ganesha is worshipped alongside Godess Lakshmi.

    • Diwali dispels darkness and leads us to light. It marks the beginning of a new life.

    • Diwali marks the beginning of winter and the start of a new sowing season.

    Read more:Diwali , Kali Puja , Lord Ganesha

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