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Ancient Hindu Festival Diwali - Festival Of Lights Photos

Diwali or Deepavali which is also called as festival of lights is an ancient Hindu festival. Spiritually the meaning of Diwali is the victory of light over darkness. People celebrate Diwali which comes between mid October and mid November every year.

Rangoli decorations using colored powder popular on Diwali.

People dress up in new cloths light up diyas inside and outside of their home.
Outdoor Diya decoration on Diwali night.

Goddess Of Wealth - Diwali is celebrated in the honour of Lakshmi
Diwali Fireworks - People light up fireworks outside homes and in streets on the night of Diwali
Buildings are decorated with lights for Diwali
Cows decorated for Diwali
Diwali Fireworks over a city
People in USA organize Diwali events and celebrations in several cities.
Diwali lanterns before Dhanteras in Maharashtra
Rural celebrations – floating Diya over river Ganges

Diwali is an important festival for Hindus. Diwali festival vary between different regions.In many parts of India,the festivities start with Dhanteras, followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Diwali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife–husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhau-beej dedicated to sister–brother bond on the fifth day. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra.