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Diwali: Indian festival of lights
Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. The festival usually lasts five days and is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance". The festival is widely associated with Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity, with many other regional traditions connecting the holiday to Sita and Rama, Vishnu, Krishna, Yama, Yami, Durga, Kali, Hanuman, Ganesha, Kubera, Dhanvantari, or Vishvakarman. Furthermore, it is, in some regions, a celebration of the day Lord Rama returned to his kingdom Ayodhya with his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana after defeating Ravana in Lanka and serving 14 years of exile.

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Vadodara tea seller hands out free masks with each cup of chai [Video]

Vadodara tea seller hands out free masks with each cup of chai

As Gujarat saw rise in COVID-19 cases post Diwali, it has become necessary for the citizens to wear masks and follow basic guidelines to again defeat the virus. With this aim, a tea seller in Vadodara..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:23Published
Earthen lamps lit at Kerala's Sabarimala on 'Karthigai Deepam' [Video]

Earthen lamps lit at Kerala's Sabarimala on 'Karthigai Deepam'

Earthen lamps have been lit at Kerala's Sabarimala on the occasion of 'Karthigai Deepam' on November 29. Like Diwali, Karthigai Deepam is a festival of lights. Meanwhile, 'Mahadeepam' was also lit atop..

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Fewer footfalls at Saputara hill station due to COVID-19 scare [Video]

Fewer footfalls at Saputara hill station due to COVID-19 scare

People visited Saputara hill station amid the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Saputara is the only hill station in Gujarat and it remains overcrowded during the Diwali vacations. This time..

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Watch: Actor Malaika Arora plays cricket with son Arhaan [Video]

Watch: Actor Malaika Arora plays cricket with son Arhaan

Actor Malaika Arora was seen playing cricket with her son Arhaan outside her yoga center in Mumbai on Monday afternoon. The actor, who recently returned from Dharamshala after celebrating Diwali with..

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Luxembourg PM welcomes India for agreements in space and finance [Video]

Luxembourg PM welcomes India for agreements in space and finance

During the India- Luxembourg virtual summit, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel welcomed the agreements in the areas of space and finance. He also extended Diwali wishes to PM Modi.

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PM Modi speaks to US President-elect Joe Biden, congratulates him for his win [Video]

PM Modi speaks to US President-elect Joe Biden, congratulates him for his win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 17 spoke to the United States President-elect Joe Biden on the phone to congratulate him for his victory. PM modi also extended warm wishes for Vice..

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Discussed Naxal issue in detail with Amit Shah: Chhattisgarh CM on Delhi visit [Video]

Discussed Naxal issue in detail with Amit Shah: Chhattisgarh CM on Delhi visit

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at latter's residence in Delhi on November 17. CM Baghel conveyed Deepavali greetings to Union Home Minister and..

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Nepal celebrates Bhai tika amid coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Nepal celebrates Bhai tika amid coronavirus pandemic

Nepal on Monday celebrated the sibling festival of Bhai Tika with less fanfare and gaiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is increasing the toll in the Himalayan Nation. On the occasion of Bhai..

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Watch: Thick layer of toxic foam covers surface of Yamuna river in Delhi [Video]

Watch: Thick layer of toxic foam covers surface of Yamuna river in Delhi

A thick layer of toxic foam was seen floating on the surface of river Yamuna in the national capital. The foam is formed due to the high phosphate content of the water resulting from the excessive..

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Illuminated bicycles on round in Nagpur to promote good health [Video]

Illuminated bicycles on round in Nagpur to promote good health

A bicycling group named 'Hawk Riders' organised a rally featuring illuminated bicycles, in Nagpur. The group's objective was to promote cycling for good health amid pandemic. "Our aim is to spread the..

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Shopkeepers facing losses as COVID-19 hits Diwali [Video]

Shopkeepers facing losses as COVID-19 hits Diwali

Amid COVID-19 impact, the shopkeepers selling Diwali decorative and earthen lamps faced loss in Bengaluru. People didn't come out for shopping amid COVID-19 which resulted in huge loss for the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:06Published
MP CM Shivraj performs Govardhan Puja at his residence [Video]

MP CM Shivraj performs Govardhan Puja at his residence

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed Govardhan Puja at his residence in Bhopal. He performed the puja with wife and family members. CM Chouhan took the blessings of cow after..

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Cultural Minister, ambassadors join Diwali celebrations with Indian community in Madagascar [Video]

Cultural Minister, ambassadors join Diwali celebrations with Indian community in Madagascar

Minister of Culture of Madagascar, prominent members of Indian community, ambassadors of several countries including United States, Russia, Japan, European Union, South Africa, Iran among others, UN..

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