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Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Submitted by: Yogamaya (Maya) Sanekommu, Director of Information Services Delivery Diwali or Deepawali also known as the “Festival of Lights” is one of the most popular festivals in the Indian Sub-Continent.  Deepawali literally means a “row of lamps” and is celebrated not just by Hindus, but also by Jains, and Sikhs. Hindus follow a lunar calendar and Diwali is celebrated in the month of “Kartika” that typically overlaps October and November. This year Diwali is being celebrated all over the world on November 7th. There are several mythological stories and historical events associated with the celebration of Diwali. These stories …

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