Diwali (Deepavali) Festival – 2009

The word Diwali originated from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali” which means “rows of light”. This 5 day long Hindu festival is celebrated throughout the world with great enthusiasm and happiness. Diwali or deepavali is the festival signifying the victory of good against evil.

It usually occurs in October/November, and is one of the most popular and eagerly awaited festivals in India and all over the world. Diwali comes 3 weeks after Dasara.

This year Diwali is celebrated from October 16th – October 20th.

The 3 rd day, October 18th is Lakshmi Pooje day, and  it falls on Sunday.

October 16th – Neeru Thumbuva Habba

October 17th – Naraka Chaturdasi

October 18th – Lakshmi Pooja

October 19th – Bali Padyami

Fireworks are always associated with Diwali. The day is celebrated with people lighting diyas all around their house. Colorful rangolis are also drawn in front of every house.

You can lsiten, learn and copy lyrics for all the most popular Slokas and Stotras for Lakshmi Pooja here:

You can find colorful rangoli designs with links to many web sites here:

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