diya

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diya

(ˈdiːjɑː)
n
a small oil lamp, usually made from clay
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The devotees lit diyas made with rice flour in the flour light festival celebrated annually at the temple.
The American was well beaten by Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in the first round, losing 6-4 6-2 in just 78 minutes.
She takes on Zarina Diyas for a place in the second round and while that is a tougher assignment, the US phenomenon should be backed to take down the 84-ranked Kazakh.
Johanna Konta claimed comeback victories over Zarina Diyas and Yulia Putintseva, while Katie Boulter secured the winning point against Diyas.
Johanna Konta (left) claimed comeback victories over Zarina Diyas and Yulia Putintseva, while Katie Boulter secured the winning point against Diyas.
That meant victory for Boulter against Zarina Diyas would see Britain win.
After Johanna Konta recovered from a dreadful start to defeat Kazakhstan number two Zarina Diyas 4-6 6-3 6-2, Boulter led 4-0 in the deciding set and held three match points against Yulia Putintseva but lost 3-6 6-2 7-6 (6) to leave the match tied at 1-1 going into the final day.
Afterwards, Boulter was cagey about the nature of her injury, saying it was a "general" issue, but she is confident she will be fit to play the fourth rubber today against Diyas.
Dubai was transformed into a celebration ground as fireworks and diyas (earthen lamps) lit up the night at multiple venues.- Photo by Neeraj Murali
Often called the festival of lights, Diwali's most standout characteristic has to be the lighting of lamps, also called diyas in Hindi, and symbolises the banishment of darkness by light.
The grand spectacle of lighting the diyas (lamps) is part of the second edition of 'Deepotsava' initiated by the state Bharatiya Janata Party government.