Dates in Various Calendars
Significance in Hinduism
The Five Days of Diwali
Legends or Stories Associated With Diwali
Step by Step Diwali / Laxmi Puja
Diwali Aartis


Diwali (also called Deepavali, Diwali or Deepavali) is a major Hindu festival/celebration. 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 diyas (as illustrated). Fireworks are associated with the festival in some regions of the country.

Deepavali is celebrated for five consecutive days in the Hindu month of Ashwayuja. It usually occurs in October/November, and is one of the most popular and eagerly awaited festivals of India. Hindus regard it as a celebration of life and use the occasion to strengthen family and social relationships.