The word “Diwali” is a contraction of “Deepavali”, originating from the Sanskrit word Dīpāvalī (दीपावली) which can be translated to “Festival of Lights”.
Hence the Diwali Festival is also called the “Festival of Lights”.
Diwali is the name for the festival in North-India. In South-India the festival is called “Deepavali”.
Cook up some delicious Diwali Delights using the recipes here, and wish you a very Happy Diwali