From what language is the name ‘diwali’ derived?

The name Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, meaning “row of lights.” Since Diwali is so widely celebrated across religious and cultural groups, some aspects of its significance vary. For many people, the celebration is associated with the Hindu goddess of wealth and good fortune, Lakshmi in her honor to welcome luck and prosperity.



This word is actually combination of two word ‘Deepa’ means light/lamp and ‘aavali’ means row/line. When we clubbed together then it made the expression ‘Deepavali’. Therefore, the name ‘Deepavali’ means ‘rows/lines of lights/lamps’.

In celebration of Diwali, the act of arranging lights or lamps everywhere in rows/lines duly lighted and looking very unique and beautiful.

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