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Google Doodle for Diwali Greetings

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If you like Diwali the festival and want Google to create a doodle for it, just send an email to proposals@google.com

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali

Diwali or Deepavali[note 1], popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is a festival celebrated between mid-October and mid-November for different reasons. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC.[1][2]

Diwali is an official holiday in India,[3] NepalSri LankaMyanmarMauritiusGuyanaTrinidad & TobagoSurinameMalaysiaSingapore,[4] andFiji.

The name “Diwali” is a contraction of “Dipawali” (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāwalī), which translates into “row of lamps”.[5] Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas or dīpas) in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival, Naraka Chaturdasi, marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord Krishna and his wife SatyabhamaAmavasya, the third day of Diwali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in her most benevolent mood, fulfilling the wishes of her devotees. Amavasya also tells the story of Lord Vishnu, who in his dwarf incarnation vanquished the Bali, and banished him to Patala. It is on the fourth day of Diwali, Kartika Shudda Padyami, that Bali went to patala and took the reins of his new kingdom in there. The fifth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya (also called Bhai Dooj), and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.

While the story behind Diwali and the manner of celebration varies from region to region (festive fireworks, worship, lights, sharing of sweets), the essence is the same – to rejoice in the Inner Light

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http://www.google.com/doodle4google/history.html

How can Google users/the public submit ideas for doodles?

The doodle team is open to user ideas; requests for doodles can be sent to proposals@google.com

 

 


2 Comments

  1. Kumar says:

    No one in Google cares. Do they really require someone to submit a request every year ? Rediculous.
    Does the same criteria apply for ALL ie even for Christmas. I don’t think so.

  2. AC71 says:

    I have been keeping an eye on the fact that Google does not have an icon for Diwali for the past three years, and yesterday switched my home page to Google India in hopes that atleast there we’d find some recognition of Diwali on Google. I’m very disappointed with Google for this. Smaller, less known events are recognised yet Diwali, which is so much bigger than say….Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday, or as the anniversary of sundae icecream will be recognised.

    Google web designers seem to like the interactive logos, just imagine the fireworks that can be created in a fun interactive logo recognising Diwali. With the amount of Indian employees that are employed with Google and in who are all over the world, it is so disappointing that nothing is done.

    I hope that someone else reads this someday and joins their voice to this- Happy Diwali to all out there, wether you are Indian or not, work for Google or not- have a great year ahead.

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