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"Why diwali is celebrated, History behind the celebration of deepawali?"

Diwali, Dipavali, Divali or Deepawali


Dussehra Diwali Mela on October 13 at Norwalk, California..2012

ICSLosAngeles Celebrate Deepawali Utsav 2011

California’s largest NRI Senior Association Celebrate-
Annual Diwali  Musical Extravaganza

US Senate greets Indian diaspora on Diwali

Oct. 2011: Shri Lakshmi Narayan mandir Hindu Society of Inland Empire Riversid Celebrates Diwali...Read

Oct 25, 2010: Malaysia's early poll talks overshadow Diwali celebrations....Read  

Hamilton Brewart Insurance Celebrates Diwali at Beverly Hills, California ......Read

Diwali Celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chino Hills, California .....Read.

Bandi Chhod Diwas/Diwali Celebrated at Gurudwara Walnut. On Saturday, October 17th 2009 Gurudwara Sahib Walnut celebrated.....Read.

Golden Temple glitters in Diwali celebration. Amritsar, Oct 18: Zillions of lights, tens of thousands of devout and a scintillating fireworks display were part of the Diwali celebrations at the holiest of Sikh shrines Harmandar Sahib (popularly called Golden Temple)......Read

See VideoObama, became the first US president who lit a lamp to celebrate the Diwali.

The sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind & along with 52 Hindu kings were released: Special Day for the Sikhs: The third Sikh Guru Amar Das institutionalized Diwali as a Red-Letter Day when all Sikhs would gather to receive the Gurus blessings. In 1577, the foundation stone of the Golden Temple at Amritsar was laid on Diwali. In 1619, the sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind, who was held by the Mughal Emperor Jahengir, was released from the Gwalior fort along with 52 Hindu kings. .....Read

Bandhi Chod Diwas celebration at Walnut, California As the same Diwali customs in India, NRIs celebrated Dewali in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Along with this, Diwali was also celebrated at the White House and Canada Parliment house.
NRIs celebrated Diwali at the White House On Nov. 07, the Fifth Annual White House Diwali Celebration took place in the Indian Treaty Room of the White House in the presence of R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Arathi Krishna of the Indian embassy said......

Diwali on the Square in London, 30,000 people attended-On Sunday 28 October 2007, Trafalgar Square hosted celebrations to mark Diwali, the Festival of Light,organised by the Mayor of London and the Diwali in London .......s.

Canada Prime Minister Celebrates Diwali on Parliament Hill with NRIs \

Sikh Festival Diwali- The sixth Guru Hargobind Ji and the 52 Hindu kings were freed at this Day

Walnut Gurudwara celebrated Diwali and Bandi Chhor diwas - FIREWORKS & 15 different stalls very nicely decorated

Thailand: Lamps and candles are placed on banana leaves along with a coin and incense stick and are set afloat on a river. This gives a wonderful view when thousands of candles are set afloat on the river in the evening.Diwali celebration in Thailand is insanely huge and is called Lam Kriyongh. The celebration is almost the same as the Diwali customs in India. People greet each other and wish them happy returns of the day. Distribution of sweets is a common practice on this day.

Nepal: Diwali is known as "Tihar" or "Swanti". It is celebrated for five days and the traditions vary from those followed in India. The whole of Nepal is decorated with lights and lamps. Special foods like sweets of different forms are prepared to mark the festivity. Fireworks and crackers are used widely all around

Mauritius: Mauritius accounts a 63% of NRI population and celebrated Diwaliwith great enthusiasm.Diwali celebration is an age-old tradition. It holds special significance for the natives, who believe that Diwali has been celebrated even long before the return of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile and his coronation as the king. The festival is marked by lightening of earthen lamps in rows making images out of the rows. Lakshmi is worshipped as the goddess of wealth and crackers are burnt to scare away evil spirits.

Singapore: ,the festival is called "Deepavali", and is a public holiday. It is typically marked by a light-up in the Little India district. The Hindu Endowment Board of Singapore along with Singapores' government organizes many cultural events around Deepavali time.

Indonesia: NRIs constituent about 2% of Indonesia's total population and the majority of population follows Islam.The celebration and rituals of the festival is mostly similar to that celebrated by their counterparts in India.

Australia: More than 100000 NRIs celebrated the festival of Diwali

Malaysia: NRI community of Malaysia constitutes about 10% of its total population. Diwali is known as "Hari Deepavali AND NRI community celebrates Diwali festival as a symbol of triumph of good over evil. The Malaysian people call Diwali as Hari Diwali.



Oct.19, 2006: The White House celebrated Diwali with more than 150 guests

NRI Diwali celebrations in Leicester- crowd over 100,000