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The exact date of the festival keeps on changing every year and is decided as per the Hindu calendar.
The yearly festival is held every January on the occasion of Uttarayan, the period between the Makara Sankranti - Hindu festival in remembrance of deity 'Surya' (sun) and Karka Sankranti, which marks the end of the six-month period of the Hindu calendar.
Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated on Magh Purnima, which is the full moon day of the Magh month as per Hindu calendar.
PUPILS of Coventry's Seva School took part in Diwali celebrations - marking one of the most important dates in the Sikh and Hindu calendar.
Karachi that during past few years had registered a certain re-surge in the numbers of the middle class hindus, since their massive exodus in 1947, is gradually regaining a certain recognition in terms of different events commemorated under the Hindu calendar, predominantly being Holi and Diwali.
It falls in the month of Ashwin, and is celebrated on the 13th lunar day, according to the Hindu calendar.
According to the Hindu calendar, Amavasya or 'no moon day' is considered as the perfect day to celebrate Diwali and this year it fell on Sunday, October 30.
They returned to their kingdom on the day of Kartik Amavasya of the Hindu calendar.
BEST OF THE BOX BEST OF THE BOX THE REAL MARIGOLD HOTEL BBC2, 9pm The group enjoy the final week of their experiment in Jaipur and attend one of the highlights of the Hindu calendar, the Ganesh Chaturti festival, a riot of colour and noise, packed with people, floats and elephants.
Diwali is the main annual lunar festival in the Hindu calendar.
Monday is considered as the most auspicious day of Shravan month of the Hindu calendar.
A significant day on the Hindu calendar, Deepavali is widely celebrated amongst the Hindu community around the world.