10 Facts About Diwali

1. Diwali is celebrated in honor of the marriage of the Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.

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2. Diwali is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the Hindu month of Kartika.

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3. Diwali is India's most important holiday and celebrates the victory of good over evil.

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4. Diwali is not a festival for most Buddhists, with the exception of the Newar people of Nepal who revere various deities in the Vajrayana Buddhism and celebrate Diwali by offering prayers to Lakshmi.

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5. Diwali is the one of the most popular festivals of in India.

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6. Diwali is a festival of lights and is a gazetted holiday in India.

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7. Diwali is the Festival of Lights—a celebration of good prevailing over evil.

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8. Day after Diwali is the first day of the bright fortnight of the luni-solar calendar.

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9. Diwali is a major cultural event for the Hindu and Jain diaspora from the Indian subcontinent.

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10. Diwali is here and Bigg Boss has found a way to make the occasion special for the inmates.

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