Diwali

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Diwali
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Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights, celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The name originates from the Sanskrit word "deepavali," meaning "row of lights." Typically occurring on the day of "Amavasyaa" or the no-moon day, in either October or November, Diwali is a significant religious observance in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. The festival's traditions vary across regions and religions, yet the underlying myths and historical stories consistently revolve around themes of justice and liberation.

Diwali stands as India's largest and most significant holiday of the year. The festival derives its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians illuminate outside their homes, symbolizing the inner light that guards against spiritual darkness.