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Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, was celebrated across the country Thursday. The festival marks the triumph of light over darkness, the return of Lord Rama and in certain parts of India, the invocation of Goddess Kali. (Photo: PTI. AP)
Celebrating Diwali across borders

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, marks the triumph of light over darkness, the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya and Kali Puja.


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The word itself is derived from the Sanskrit word "deepavali," meaning "series of lighted lamps," hence, it is also known as the festival of lights. (Photo: PTI)
Nation lights up on Diwali eve

Word itself is derived from Sanskrit word "deepavali," meaning "series of lighted lamps," hence, also known as festival of lights.


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Diwali is celebrated as the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. (Photo: PTI/ AP)
Festival of Light spreads cheer across nation

Diwali is celebrated as the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.


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Deepavali, also known as Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindu communities as the new beginning and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. (Photo: AP)
Malaysians celebrate Deepavali

Malaysians celebrate Deepavali


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