Glossary

Dīvālī
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TermDīvālī
Alternative TermsDiwali, Dīpāvalī, Divali, Festival of Lights, Festival of Light
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Falling in late September or October, the annual 'Festival of Lights' is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, though they have different understandings of it. Jains of all sects commemorate the liberation of Mahavira and the omniscience of his chief disciple Indrabhūti Gautama. The festival also marks a new religious year for Jains.

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