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Diwali: Festival of Lights | National Geographic


What is Diwali?


What is Diwali?

Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. The festival usually lasts five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance". The festival is widely associated with Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity, with many other regional traditions connecting the holiday to Sita and Rama, Vishnu, Krishna, Yama, Yami, Durga, Kali, Hanuman, Ganesha, Kubera, Dhanvantari, or Vishvakarman. Furthermore, it is, in some regions, a celebration of the day Lord Rama returned to his kingdom Ayodhya with his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana after defeating Ravana in Lanka and serving 14 years of exile.
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  • Nomenclature and dates 

  • History 

  • Epigraphy 

  • Hinduism 

  • Jainism 

  • Sikhism 

  • Buddhism 

  • Description 

  • Dhanteras, Dhanatrayodashi, Yama Deepam (Day 1) 

  • Naraka Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudas, Chhoti Diwali, Hanuman Puja) (Day 2) 

  • Lakshmi Pujan, Kali Puja (Day 3) 

  • Bhai Duj, Bhau-Beej, Vishwakarma Puja (Day 5) 

  • Other traditions and significance 

  • Economics 

  • Politics 

  • Air pollution