Definition of Diwali in English:

Diwali

Syllabification: Di·wa·li
Pronunciation: /dēˈwälē
 
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(also Divali /diˈvälē/)

noun

A Hindu festival of lights, held in the period October to November. It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the fiscal year in India.
More example sentences
  • Two Goddesses in particular are celebrated at Diwali: Lakshmi and Kali.
  • Bahrain Hindus celebrate a grand Divali in Sitra with the Indian ambassador as guest of honor.
  • In Northern India, people celebrate the festival of Divali with sugar candy, batasha, and khil, puffed rice.

Origin

from Hindi dīvālī, from Sanskrit dīpāvali 'row of lights', from dīpā 'lamp' + vali 'row'.

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