What religion does Diwali belong to?

What religion does Diwali belong to?

Diwali is so widely celebrated—it’s an important religious festival for Hindus, but is also observed among Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists—that it has no single origin story.

Is Diwali religious or cultural?

One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”….

Diwali
Observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, some Buddhists (notably Newar Buddhists)
Type Religious, cultural, seasonal
Significance See below

What do you say during Diwali?

The celebration lasts five days, during which candles, firecrackers and clay lamps known as diyas are lit to signify the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil, Bhalla said. If you want to greet someone who is celebrating you can say “happy Diwali” or “saal mubarak” which means “Happy New Year.”

Can a Sikh smoke?

Marijuana and tobacco are not accepted within the Sikh community as a whole and are strictly prohibited for baptized Amritdhari Sikhs.

Do you have to convert to marry a Sikh?

As long as you’ve agreed to marry or get married to a Sikh, you must convert to Sikhism. This is important to Sikhs because Guru Sahib must first recognize that the couple’s two souls have become one after marriage. The couple must also submit to Guru Nanak.

Can a Sikh marry a Hindu in a Gurdwara?

In a recent verdict of the Sri Akal Takht Sahib, a Hukamnama, Anand Karaj can only take place in a Gurdwara (Sikh temple). Any Amritdhari (baptized) Sikh may perform the marriage ceremony.

Is a Sikh a Hindu?

Sikhs are not Hindus. Sikhism rejects many aspects of Hinduism. Sikhism is a distinct religion with a unique scripture, principles, code of conduct, guidelines, initiation ceremony, and appearance developed over three centuries by ten gurus, or spiritual masters.

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