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When is Diwali

If you are wondering when is Diwali, it falls in either October or November every year depending on the cycle of the moon. The festival spans five days, beginning with Dhanteras and the main celebrations happen on the third day. Diwali is the unique festival of lights celebrated by Hindus throughout the world with great verve and gusto. It also marks the coming of the New Year. We celebrate Diwali with a special laxmi Ganesh Pooja to invite good fortune and prosperity into our homes. The goddess laxmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity and we implore her to visit our homes and shower wealth and prosperity upon us.

Diwali is celebrated with fervor by Hindus because it marks the return of lord Rama from his 14 year exile from Ayodhya. He returned victorious over Raavan, with his spouse Sita, and his dear brother Laxman to Ayodhya and the people of Ayodhya decked out the city with lights to welcome him home.  Deepavali means “row of lights” and the lights are symbolic of hope and joy and the triumph of good over evil. So if you want to know when is Diwali – it is on the Sunday, 30th of October 2016.

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