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Hindu communities across India as well as all communities celebrate Diwali as one of their most important festivals. This festival of light is also celebrated by a few other communities with equal joy and enthusiasm.

The quiz presented here gives an insight into the importance and significance of the festival. Test the depth of your knowledge and enhance it at the same time, by taking the quiz. All the Best! Happy quizzing!

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Diwali is the festival of lights. It is celebrated by lighting Diyas all over. Traditionally which oil is used to light Diyas on the occasion of Diwali?

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Diwali is celebrated by lighting Diyas. Traditionally, mustard oil is used to light Diyas. The cotton wick in the Diya is said to represent the human soul. The oil used in the Diyas represents five evils of human life, namely, greed, anger, desire, ego, and attachment. Lighting a lamp symbolizes the act of warding off evil and bringing happiness and prosperity.

The festival of Diwali coincides with another major festival in the state of West Bengal, which is of equal importance to the local people. What is the other festival that coincides with Diwali?

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Kali Puja coincides with Diwali. It is the major festival of West Bengal and the biggest after Durga Puja. The date on which Kali Puja falls is the same as Diwali. While the people in Northern India worship Goddess Lakshmi. on the occasion of Diwali, the people in West Bengal worship Goddess Kali.

Can you guess the name of the first day of the Diwali Festival?

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Dhanteras is the first day of Diwali. The day is celebrated by cleaning the house and buying gold and silver items. People worship Goddess Lakshmi, with great devotion on this day.

During Diwali, gambling is encouraged as a way to ensure good luck in the times to come. As per the ritual, which player always wins?

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During Diwali, gambling is common. Gambling is also encouraged on the occasion of Diwali to ensure good luck. As per the ritual, the woman always wins in the game (in reality, it is not true at all times).

Diwali symbolizes an important event from Ramayana. Which is the important event mentioned here?

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The important event that Diwali symbolizes, is the return of Lord Rama, Sita, and Lakshman, from exile after 14 years. Diwali celebrates the defeat of the evil spirit Ravan by Lord Rama and his victorious return to home.

“Thalai Deepavali” is a unique Diwali ritual followed in one of the Indian states. Which state follows this custom?

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As per the estimation by the historians, when was the festival of Diwali first celebrated?

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As per the estimation by historians, the first celebration of Diwali stretches back to more than 2500 years. The festival of Diwali originated in the Indian subcontinent, and it is also mentioned in the early Sanskrit scriptures.

Which of the following attained Moksha on the day of Diwali?

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The festival of Diwali coincides with another major festival in the state of West Bengal, which is of equal importance to the local people. What is the other festival that coincides with Diwali?

The occasion of Diwali also commemorates the killing of a demon by Lord Krishna. What was the name of the demon?

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According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna killed Narakasura, who was the evil king of Pragjyotishapura. It is located near present-day Assam. He was a bad king who used to abduct the beautiful daughters of gods and force them to live with him. He also stole the earrings of Aditi, the mother of gods. The gods asked Lord Krishna to help them. It resulted at the end of the evil demon Narakasura.

The word ‘Diwali’ is derived from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali’’. What is the meaning of Deepavali in English?

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The word 'Diwali' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Deepavali'. It means row of lights or row of lighted lamps, in English. It is celebrated with great joy. People decorate their homes and offices by lighting Diya. It is also called the festival of light.

On the occasion of Diwali, a type of body art was practiced by women. What type of body art was it?

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On the occasion of Diwali, women apply henna, which is body art. It is a temporary skin decoration, done on hands and legs. Beautiful designs are created by using the powder of dry leaves of the Henna plant. Today henna or mehndi is applied to all festivals, marriages, or any other festivity in the family.

Sita is the symbol of sacrifice and love. Who is Sita an avatar of?

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Sita was the incarnation or avatar of Goddess Lakshmi, Companion of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that whenever Lord Vishnu incarnates Goddess Lakshmi incarnates with him. Lord Rama was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and so Goddess Lakshmi took the avatar of Sita.

Diwali's fifth day is the Bhai Dooj. It is dedicated to the bond between the siblings. It stems from the legend of love between Lord Yama and his sister. What was the name of Lord Yama's sister?

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According to Rigveda, Yami is the twin sister of Yama. According to the Vedas, Yama was the first mortal deity. He was known to be the Hindu god of death or Lord of Pitrs. When Yama expired, Yami could not stop crying as it was the day of her brother's death. To console her, God created night. Since then, the cycle of day and night began. It depicts the power of time as the biggest healer.

Other than Hindus, one more religion celebrates Diwali. Which is that religion? Why do they celebrate Diwali?

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Other than Hindus, Diwali is celebrated by Jains. It is observed as the day when the last Tirthankara, Lord Mahavira attained salvation. Lord Mahavira encouraged the people to overcome blind faith and superstition. He promoted scientific temperament in the people.

Other than India, one more country celebrates Diwali and it is called "Tihar" or "Swanti"?

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Diwali is also called 'Tihar', 'Swanti' and 'Yamapanchak' in Nepal. Nepal is a Hindu-dominated nation. It celebrates 'Tihar' as a five-day festival. It ends in Bhai Tika, the same way we celebrated Bhai Dooj.

The Festival of Diwali lasts for how many days?

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The Festival of Diwali lasts for five days. The celebration starts with Dhanteras. It is the first day of the five-day-long festival. The second day of the festival is Choti Diwali. The most important day is the third day, on which puja takes place, followed by the lighting of firecrackers and feasts with family and friends. The fourth and fifth days are Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj.

In which Hindu month does the festival of Diwali fall?

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The five days celebration of Diwali starts from the thirteenth day of the dark half of the lunar month, Ashwin, to the second day of the light half of the lunar month Kartika. So, alternative C is the correct answer to the question.

On the occasion of Diwali, people pray to Goddess Lakshmi to bless them with good luck and fortune. Do you know who is the consort of Goddess Lakshmi?

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Vishnu's consort, Goddess Lakshmi, is the goddess of wealth. She is the goddess of purity and wealth and is the most popular Goddess in Hindu mythology. Her husband Lord Vishnu, is the protector and preserver of the universe.

From which language is the word “Diwali", derived?

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The word ‘Diwali’ is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Deepawali', which means row of light. The festival of Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness.

Can you guess the name of the place outside India where the biggest Diwali celebration takes place?

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The biggest Diwali celebration outside India takes place in Leicester city in The United Kingdom. It takes months to plan for the grand event. 6500 lights are placed and lighted all along the Melton and Belgrave roads, making it a grand event.

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Diwali signifies the victory of good over bad, wisdom over ignorance, and light over darkness. It is observed as a festival of happiness.

It is marked with fireworks and decorating the homes with rangolis, Diyas, and flowers.

This magnificent festival of lights is important for the business community also, as it marks the beginning of new ventures on the occasion of New Year according to the Hindu calendar.

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