Hindu celebration; the festival of lights for Ram's return to Ayodhya after years of exile.
A four-day festival, falling in October-November, celebrated by displaying lights and worshipping Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
'Series of oil lamps'. Last day of the Vikram Samvat Indian year, i.e., day of Amãs of the month of Ãso. Very holy and joyous Hindu festival celebrating the return of Rãm Bhagwãn to Ayodhyã from his 14-year exile, and the victory of good over evil - signified by the lighting of oil lamps dispelling the darkness.
Hindu Festival of Lights symbolizing the human urge to move toward the light. Gift exchanges, fireworks and festive meals.
( Dipavali): Perhaps the most popular of all Hindu festivals, also known as the Festival of Lights, it is dedicated to the Goddess Kali in Bengal and to Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, in the rest of India. As with several other festivals, Diwali is associated with one of the stories about the destruction of evil by Vishnu in one of his many manifestations. In Jainism, where the festival is also known as Mahavira Nirvana, Diwali celebrates the attainment of Moksa by Lord Mahavira. A burning lamp symbolizes the "light of knowledge" that dispels the darkness of delusion and ignorance. (Hinduism/Jainism)
the Festival of Lights, which is held in October/November and celebrates the foundation of Amritsar and the release of Guru Har Gobind (and 52 Hindu kings) from prison in the Gwalior Fort.
Also called Deepavali, Festival of lights to celebrate to mark the day Lord Ram returned from exile. Hindu New Years Eve
Indian festival also celebrated by Sikhs. From the time of Guru Amar Das onwards Sikhs annually gathered on this day. In 1577 the foundation stone of the Harmandir Sahib was also laid on this day.
Indian festival also celebrated by Sikhs. For Sikhs this day is more commonly known as "Bandi Chor Divas" the day Guru Hargobind Sahib got released and released the 52 Hindu Kings.
Diwali, also called Deepavali or Divali, is a major Hindu festival that is very significant in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. Known as the "Festival of Lights," it symbolises the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind. Celebrations focus on lights and lamps, particularly traditional dÄ«pa (earthen lamp, as illustrated).
"Diwali" is the sixth episode of the third season of The Office (U.S. version). It aired on November 2, 2006.