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Diwali Traditions

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One of the most loved festivals of India Deepawali or Diwali is all about celebrating light. A symbolic festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness, it has several mythological connections too. Diwali is said to be the time when the Pandavas returned home after their exile.

Here is your guide to the five-day festivities and traditions from across the country.

Day 1: Dhanteras | Dhanatrayodashi

Day 2: Naraka Chaturdasi | Chhoti Diwali

Day 3: Amavasya | Lakshmi Puja

Day 4: Bali Padyami | Govardhan Puja

Day 5: Bhai Dhuj

Read the full story that first appeared in The Free Press Journal dated Nov 14, 2020 here

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