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Deepawali- The Festival of Lights

Indian Origin Languages:

Sanskrit: Deepavali shubhechaha.
Bhavataam sarveshaam cha deepaavlyaam abhivandana purassara abhinandanaha.
Shubhah Deepavalihi.. Sarve bhavantu sukhinah

Telugu: Andariki Deepawali shubakankshalu

Tamil: Anaivarukum iniya Dheebavali nal valhthukkal.
Deepavali naal vazhthagal.
Yen Anbaarndha Nanbargale, Ungal Ellorukkum Manamaarndhaa Deepawali Vaazhthukkal.
எல்லோருக்கும் இனிய தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

Malayalam: Ellavarkkum santhoshavum ahlathavum niranja Deepavali ashamsakal
Evarkkum santushtamaaya Deepavali aasamsagal.
എല്ലാവര്‍ക്കും സന്തോഷവും ആഹ്ലാതവും നിറഞ്ഞ ദീപാവലി ആശംസകള്‍.
ഏവര്‍ക്കും സന്തുഷ്ടമായ ദീപാവലി ആസംസഗല്‍.

Tulu: Nikulu Materegla deepavali parbada shubhashya!
Maanteregla Bolpuda parboda Subhaasholu.

Kodava: Ninga eelariku santosha Deepavali.

Kannada: DeepavaLi habbada hardika shubhashayagaLu.
Ellarigoo Deepaavali habbada shubhaashayagalu.
Deepwali habbada hardika shubhashayagalu Deepada belakante nimma jeevanavu Prakashisali.
ದೀಪಾವಳಿ ಹಬ್ನದ ಹಾರ್ದಿಕ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು
ಮೋಜಿನದೀಪಾವಳಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಹಾರ್ಧಿಕ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು

Konkani: तुन्का सग्गाठंकयी दीपावली ची हार्दिक शुभेच्छा ।
Twitter antu asile pura lokaku amgel kadechan Deepavali parbeche shubhashay.

Marathi: Diwalichya hardik shubhecha.
Tumha sarvana, sukhi ani aanandmayi asha ya Diwlicha hardik shubbhecha.
Tumha sarvanna Diwali chya hardik shubhecha…tumcha varsha sukhat ani vaibhavat jaava ani apan sarvanni deshasathi ek vhava.

Bambaiyya: Apun ke taraf se sabko ekdum jhakas happy wala Diwali ki badhai.

Gujarati:  Diwali ni hardik shubechao ne nutan varshabhinandan.
Diwali na divas par tamne ane tamara sahu pariwar jan ne diwali ni subhecha pathvu chu.
Aapne ane aapna aakha parivar ne Diwalini hardik subhechhao.
Diwadi na Ghana Ghana abhinandan.

Kathiyawadi: Nava varsh na raam raam/ jai shri krishna

Kutchi: Aanke madi ke di Diwali ji lakh lakh vadhaiyu

Sindhi: Tawankhey , tawanje gharawaran and dostan khey dil sa dyari ju wadayu.

Balochi: Washen Diwali Shomara Murad Bath.

Malwa: Deepawali ki Ram Ram.

Marwari: Thane sagla ne Diyali ra Ram- Ram.
Ram Ram sa Diwali ra jualda karu sa,aapne or aapre sagla pariwar ne diwali ra ramasama karu sa.
Deepavali tyohar ki sagla re ghani ghani bhadaai.
थे लोंगा ने दिवाली की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं.

Saavji: Tumne ani tumara samasta parivaar ne Deewali nu shubbheccha.

Rajasthani: Aap re or aap re ghar walo ne mari tharaf su diwali ki gani gani shubha kamnaye.

Shekhawati: Thane Diwalli ki bhot bhot badhaiaan mahri aur soon.

Hadoti: Tanne diwalli ki bhat bhot badhai mahri aur choon.

Sadri: Raaur ke shubh Deepavali.

Punjabi: त्वानूं सब नूं दिवाली दी लख लख बधाइयाँ। (Devanagari script)
दिवाली दे पर्व दी लख-लख बधाईयाँ ! रब आप सबनू सुख-समृद्धि बख्शे ! (Devanagari script)
Twahnu Diwali diyan lakh-2 badhaiyan!!

Kashmiri: Tohi chuv Diwali hunz hath hath Mubarak
Diwali’ us pet tohi saarni mubarak. Lassun te Pahlun.

Hindi: आप सभी को खुशियों और उल्लास से भरी दिवाली की शुभ-कामनाएं !
आप सभी को दीपावली की हार्दिक और प्रसन्नचित्त शुभकामनाये
Aap Sab ko prasannata evam anand se paripoorn Diwali ki shubhkaamnaayein!

Urdu: Deepavali ki dilli mubarakhbaad app sab khavateen o hazrat ko.

Bhojpuri: Raurake Diwali ke badhayi ho.

Nepali: शुभ दिपावली को पावन अवसरमा हार्दिक मंगलमय शुभकामना (Devanagari script)

Maithili: Aahan sabgote ke mithilawasi ke or sa Diwali ke hardik subhkamna.
Ahaan k diwali ke bohut bohut mubarakbaad.

Bangla: Sakalkeyi KaaliPujor (Diwali) priti o antarik subhecha. Asha kori, ei Dibas apnar jibone Anando niye ashe
Aapne ke Kali Puja subhokamna thaklo

Asomese: दीपावली’र हार्दिक शुभेच्छा जौनाइसु आपुना’र लौके (Devanagari script)
Apunak Deepawali karne subhokamna thakil.
Apunak aru apunar poriyalor hokoluloi Diwalir xuvessa jonalu.

Dimasa: Deepawali Ni Khirbkhe Aani Hamjauma Odehe Khasauma Rilahadu.

Odia: Apana sabhinku subha abong anandamaya DIPAVALI ra hardhik subhakamana

European Origin Languages:

English: Wishing you all, a very happy and fun filled Diwali. Happy Deepawali.

Romanian: Deepawali fericite.

Spanish: Deseamos feliz Deepavali.

French: Vous souhaite un joyeux Deepavali

German: Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Diwali

About Deepavali:

Diwali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Deepavali, popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is a five day festival which starts on Dhanteras (Dhan trayodashi), celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends onBhaubeej, celebrated on second lunar day of Shukla paksha (bright fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November. Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji.

For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BCE.  Arya Samajists, celebrate this day as Death Anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati. They also celebrate this day as Shardiya Nav-Shasyeshti.

The name “Diwali” or “Divali” is a contraction of “Deepavali” (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates into “row of lamps”.  Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (dīpa in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits.  During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival is called the Naraka Chaturdasi. Amavasya, the third day of Diwali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. The fourth day of Diwali is known asKartika Shudda Padyami. The fifth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya (also called Bhai Dooj), and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.