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Diwali Gift Ideas
Diwali is the most important festival for the Hindus. Don’t miss this last-minute Guide to Good Gifting for Diwali! You have various options to choose - from Lakshmi & Ganesha statues to candle holders and puja thalis; from saris and tees to Barbie and books.

Dhanteras - Festival of Wealth
Dhanteras is an auspicious occasion celebrated two days before the festival of lights, Diwali. Lord Yama – the god of death – is worshipped on this day to gain ‘dhan’ or wealth and well being. Learn about the legends behind this festival.

US Senate Pass Diwali Resolution
Senate Resolution 299, recognizing the "religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali," passed unanimously on November 14, 2007 in the U.S. Senate.

Diwali: Festival of Lights
Deepawali or Diwali is the biggest of all Hindu festivals. Learn about its origin, significance, and the four days of celebrations that mark this auspicious occasion.

Light Up Your Life!
Why has Diwali emerged as the most popular of all Hindu festivals? Each day of this celebration has its own tale to tell. Read all about the fest of lights - from your Guide.

10 Reasons to Celebrate Diwali
Why do we celebrate Diwali? There are 10 mythical and historical reasons why Diwali is a great time to celebrate. Find out...

Deepavali - Illuminate Your Inner Self - By Swami Sivananda
How to illuminate your inners self. Swami Sivananda says that many a Deepavali have come and gone but the hearts of the many people are as dark as the night of the new moon. Learn how to light up the heart.

Diwali eGreetings!
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When is Diwali?
Find out using this date-wise list of Hindu festivals and religious occasions for the year.

Top 7 Diwali Books for Kids
A selection of some colorful books for children on "Diwali".

Diwali Prayer (Aarti)
Here's a special Hymn or 'Aarti' for Diwali for your to chant or sing...

Global Diwali - Celebrations Around the World
Diwali is also celebrated outside of India mainly in Guyana, Fiji, Malaysia, Nepal, Mauritius, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, Britain, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Africa, Australia and the US among the Hindus across the world.

Rangoli Designs - Diwali Decor
Here're some simple designs for you to print and use stencil cut outs to make Rangoli. Kids can also use these line drawings for coloring.

Diwali Wallpapers
A selection of three Diwali wallpapers for your desktop...

Diwali Activity for Kids
This site includes colouring pictures, printables, puzzles, crafts, wallpapers, scrapbook paper, and activity links for Diwali.

Diwali Menu
On Diwali Ruchi's Kitchen presents recipes of some traditional diwali sweets.

Diwali Puja
Perform virtual Lakshmi Puja online...

Diwali Screensavers
Diwali Utsav offers screensavers for Diwali to decorate your desktop for the festival of lights.

Rangoli Decoration for Diwali
An integral part of Diwali decoration, Rangoli is a colorful pattern drawn on the floor. Learn more about it and view a deck of designs.

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