Diwali is celebrated in many other countries including India | Diwali is celebrated for five days in Nepal

November 3rd, 2010| In India.

Diwali is celebrated in many other countries including India | Diwali is celebrated for five days in Nepal

Diwali in Nepal

Diwali is celebrated grandly not only in India but also in many other countries of the world.  Indians who are staying in other countries celebrate Diwali to forget the feeling that they are away from the motherland.  Indians residing in America, Britain, Australia etc celebrate Diwali.  Diwali is also celebrated in Nepal, a Hindu country.

Diwali is called Tihar in Nepal.  Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Diwali in Nepal also just like in India. Diwali is celebrated for five days in Nepal.  Every day has a speciality.  Cows are worshipped on the first and and are fed rice.  They believe that Goddess Lakshmi comes in the form of cows.  On the second day dogs are fed with special dishes assuming that they are the carriers of God Bhairava.  Houses are decorated with lights and special dishes are made on the third day.  Lord Yama is worshipped on the fourth day for long life.  Last day of Diwali is called Bhai Dooj in Nepal.  Sisters pray for the welfare of their brothers on this day.  Since the time of Nepal and India is also same, Diwali is also celebrated in two countries at the same time

Diwali is celebrated grandly in many countries in the world as in Nepal.  Gujaratis and Tamilians are more in Indians residing in South Africa.  Bali Island in Indonesia is famous for Diwali celebrations.  Hindus live in more numbers here.  Diwali is also celebrated in Malaysia, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago.

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