Diwali, Deepavali or Dipavali is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere).
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Delhi smog: Are Diwali fireworks to blame?

Air pollution levels have shot up in the Indian capital, Delhi, during the current festive season of Diwali. A lot of attention has focused on the impact of fireworks and this year, as in previous years, India's Supreme Court has attempted to restrict ...

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The Guardian

Firecrackers from Diwali celebrations shroud Delhi in toxic smog

Pollution in the Indian capital Delhi exceeded the safe limit by 66 times on Thursday, shrouding the city in toxic fumes the morning after millions of firecrackers were burst for the Hindu festival Diwali. Delhi government monitors showed the density ...

- The Guardian

Channel NewsAsia

Delhi gasps for breath after Diwali firework frenzy

NEW DELHI: Air pollution in New Delhi hit hazardous levels Thursday (Nov 8) after a night of free-for-all Diwali fireworks, despite Supreme Court efforts to curb the smog-fuelling partying. Major monuments including the India Gate and Red Fort were ...

- Channel NewsAsia

BBC News

Deadly smog returns to Delhi after Diwali

Air pollution in the Indian capital has risen to hazardous levels after firecrackers were set off to celebrate Diwali despite a court ban. Residents awoke on Thursday to find the city blanketed in a toxic fog. The Supreme Court had restricted the ...

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New York Times

That's a Lot of Lamps: 300000 Lit in India for Diwali, Breaking Record

Hundreds of thousands of oil lamps illuminated the northern Indian city of Ayodhya as part of the festival of Diwali, casting a glowing light over the city on Tuesday. But the lamps did not just set the scene for the annual five-day celebration, also ...

- New York Times

Evening Standard

Incredible pictures capture record-breaking Diwali light display in India

These beautiful scenes were captured during the celebration of the festival of lights in the northern Indian city of Ayodhya. The record-breaking display saw more than 300,000 oil lights glinting simultaneously on the banks of a river for the ...

- Evening Standard


City breaks world record with 300000 oil lamps for Diwali

Participants light earthen oil lamps on the banks of the Sarayu river in an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records for the largest display of oil lamps on the eve of Diwali. PAWAN KUMAR/REUTERS. The 301,152 lamps were lit simultaneously for five ...


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The Indian Express

Diwali 2018 Date in India: When is Diwali 2018?

Diwali 2018 (Deepavali 2018) Date in India: The festival of lights, Diwali is celebrated with a lot of pomp and show across the country every year. The five day festival (Panch Maha Parva) which symbolises prosperity, health and positivity is usually ...

- The Indian Express

Khaleej Times

Photos: Homes, shops in Dubai deck up for Diwali

No stones have been left unturned by Indian expatriates and retailers across the UAE to celebrate the most important Hindu festival - Diwali. From guilt-free shopping sprees to spring-cleaning of homes, Indian expats are getting ready to celebrate the ...

- Khaleej Times


Important Dates, Celebration, Significance And Puja Timings For Diwali

Diwali is one of the most awaited festivals in the Hindu calendar. It is likely the most widely celebrated of all festivals among Hindus and this year, in 2018, it will be celebrated on November 7 in most parts of India. However, the festival will be ...


Evening Standard

Diwali 2018: When is the Festival of Light and why is it celebrated by Hindu ...

This week, people across the country will be celebrating one of the world's most colourful festivals, Diwali. Over the five-day celebratory period, you may notice that London is a little more colourful than usual as the Festival of Light gets underway.

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Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights in India has many ways to celebrate

On the streets of densely populated cities such as Mumbai, Diwali is often a raucous affair, marked by a cacophony of firecrackers on the streets and a flourish of ceremonial gambling in the home. The wealthier urban dwellers splurge on gold, jewelry ...