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Diwali 2017: When Is It And How Is It Celebrated?

18 October 2017

On the eve of Diwali, houses around Goa wore a festive look decorated with electrical as well as oil lamps and aakash kandils or sky lanterns perched atop the houses.

The confusion in the date of Diwali had caused confusion among Hindu bodies and devotees, resulting out of disparity in the dates of the festival as set by different Hindu calendars, the astrological almanac or panchangs.

In modern times people have added chemical colours to their designs, you can also use sand, red brick powder, flowers, or petals.

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The spiritual origins of Diwali are vast and varied, based on India's diverse regional stories and religious traditions of its four major religions: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. "Today, we proudly celebrate this holiday in the 'people's house.' In so doing, we reaffirm that Indian Americans and Hindu Americans are truly cherished, treasured and beloved members of our great American family", said the president. This year Diwali 2017 falls on October 18 which is a midday of the week. Diwali is the most attractive traditional festival in India. It is also known as Kali Chaudas, Roop Chaudas, Choti Diwali or Naraka Nivaran Chaturdashi. Orrin Hatch, who sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Sept. 26 urging Trump to celebrate Diwali, did not attend the celebration. May this Diwali light up all your dreams by making you life bright, handsome and cheerful. The ultimate victory of good over evil just like the light conquers over darkness is signified by the Diwali celebration. Diwali is the day to light divas.

May Deepavali, the festival of lights illuminate your life and bring glory, prosperity, health and peace.

Diwali is all about having fun with friends and family.

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Wishing you a Happy Diwali 2017. May you get the world's best in everything. On this special day, PressKS wishes our readers all the greetings of Diwali festival and here is a compilation of best wishes, messages and picture greetings to be shared on the festival of lights with your friends and family on Whatsapp, Facebook. Wish you a very prosperous and happy year ahead. Ma and pa, I am so sorry for not being with you this Diwali.

To give a good definition to Diwali, and to celebrate this occasion with an increased spirit we are offering Diwali HD Images for friends.

Michelin-starred Gymkhana in Mayfair is hosting a Diwali event from Thursday through Saturday, featuring an exclusive feasting menu, card games and a late-night bar menu serving bespoke cocktails and sharing punch bowls.

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Happy Diwali and May maa Laxmi grace is with you and your family. He said he would visit prayer events with his family, celebratory times that included gifts - usually the monetary kind - from the elders to the children for good luck.

Diwali 2017: When Is It And How Is It Celebrated?