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Semi-protected edit request on 9 November 2015[edit]

This should be in the Australia section of the page: On the Australian external territory of Christmas Island, Deepavali is recognised as a holiday alongside many other celebrations common in Australia, Malaysia as well as local celebrations of the island.[1][2] 121.219.234.96 (talk) 22:54, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Are you sure? This link doesn't mention it: [1] Stickee (talk) 01:06, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
The sources provided are actually sources that are written and published by people of Christmas Island, the "Christmas Island Tourism Association", "Christmas Island National Park" and the "Australian Government - Director of National Parks". After doing some research the holiday is recognised as an official holiday of the island but not a public holiday. It can still be included but instead referring to it as a recognised holiday on the island. (110.148.155.172 (talk) 06:44, 10 November 2015 (UTC))
What exactly is a "recognised holiday" if it's not a public holiday? Stickee (talk) 02:01, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
You can add it in as this: On the Australian external territory of Christmas Island, Deepavali is a celebrated annual holiday alongside many other celebrations common in Australia, Malaysia as well as local celebrations of the island.[3][4] (124.180.201.95 (talk) 04:07, 23 November 2015 (UTC))


Hello all Wikipedia users who come by this page,

As you can see I have already asked for this edit request to be done but I have been ignored. I added another request after this one, as there was no progress happening with this one, a few days ago for it but it was ignored as well, as no one was interested in adding the information in, saying that it was just a duplicated request. I have also contacted some users who knew about this on their talk pages but they just ignored me. I am not sure why some Wikipedia users are ignoring me and not helping, just last week I was told to create an official Wikipedia account so my edits, that I made to another Wikipedia page, could be taken seriously. Just becuase I am an IP user doesn't mean I should be treated unfairly and ignored, not all IP users are vandals. I originally published a slightly altered version with sources of this request before this article was protected but another user removed it from the article without any explanation, I have altered it again and I'm trying to add it back in as an edit request now that the page is protected, but no one seems to be interested. I ask kindly, could someone please add this information back in. It should be added to the Australia section of the page. This is what it is:

On the Australian external territory of Christmas Island, Deepavali is a celebrated annual holiday alongside many other celebrations common in Australia, Malaysia as well as local celebrations of the island.[5][6]

Thank you (101.160.23.228 (talk) 05:08, 26 November 2015 (UTC))

That still didn't answer my question. What is the difference between a "celebrated holiday" and any other day? As we've already established, it's not a recognised public holiday. Does it just mean that some people celebrate it on that day? Stickee (talk) 12:08, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
The celebrations are just like the celebrations in Melbourne, it's not a public holiday but it's still celebrated. I'm not sure whether you know that most people on Christmas Island are Australians of Malaysian descent. If you look at the links it clearly says that they celebrate this festival alongside many other celebrations such as the Hungry Ghosts Festival and Vesak, just because it's not a public holiday doesn't mean it's not celebrated. The sources I have attached clearly say everything that you want to know. As you can probably see, I am deeply offended at the way this has been dragged on for nearly an entire month, out of all the edit requests I have published none have taken this long to be responded to. (120.144.17.197 (talk) 23:25, 26 November 2015 (UTC))
How about this? On the Australian external territory of Christmas Island, Deepavali is celebrated alongside many other celebrations common in Australia, Malaysia as well as local celebrations of the island.[7][8] Instead of the ambiguous "celebrated annual holiday" I replaced it just with "celebrated". I also saw your comments on I dream of horses' talk page (IDoH), do you think this is a joke? (120.144.17.197 (talk) 01:13, 27 November 2015 (UTC))
Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 09:40, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 November 2015[edit]

Historically since Treta Yug, Diwali is mainly celebrated to honor Lord Rama (the seventh avatar of the god Vishnu) return after 14-year exile and killing the Ravan. The people of Ayodhya lighted the kingdom with earthen divas (oil lamps) to celebrate the return of their Lord Rama.

Rama, the seventh avatar of Vishnu, is one of the oldest avatars of Lord Vishnu having a human form. Lord Rama birth falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar. His return to Ayodhaya was after Dussehra (victory over the ten-headed demon king Ravana) so Lord Rama's returned to Ayodhya is primary reason for Diwali Celebration.

Lord Rama Treta Yug lasted for 1,296,000 years, than came Lord Krishna Dvāpara-yuga of 864,000 years, so Diwali celebration dates back to millions year back (1,296,000 years plus 864,000 plus KaliYug period).

Rama, is none other than but Supremo Lord Vishnu, so Diwali is also associated with Lakshmi (The goddess of happiness and good fortune). It is believed that she roams the earth on this day and enters the house that is pure, clean, and bright.

Later with time, people coincided many other auspicious events with Diwali, to show integrity, togetherness, and respect for all believes. This flexibility of coinciding various other auspicious events with Diwali day celebration was accepted since this was primary character of Lord Rama (Lord Vishnu).

Avithalani (talk) 03:54, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done No edit request as such made. Propose changes to be done in the format "change X to Y". §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 08:46, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

"Deepavali" as an alternate name[edit]

"Deepavali" should be included (at least) as an alternate name for the festival. "Deepawali" is a misspelling introduced long ago by people who did not understand the difference between the consonant sounds "v" and "w". Deepavali is, in fact, the original name for the festival shortened to "Diwali" by lazy speakers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vjmohan (talkcontribs) 20:11, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Kautilya3 (talk) 22:06, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Deep Daan Utsav (Diwali) started by the king ASHOKA after the klinga war and accepted the Buddhism चक्रवर्ती सम्राट अशोका के बारे मेँ जानते ही होँग. अशोका का जन्म ई पूर्वे 304 मेँ पाटलीपुत्र पटना मेँ हुआ था और उनका देहाअँत ई पूर्वे 232 मेँ हुआ.अशोका ने कलिँगा युध्ध के बाद अर्थात ई पूर्वे 274 Buddhism का स्वीकार कीया. और फिर बाद मेँ बुध्धा के धम्म के प्रचार प्रसार मेँ लग गये तकरीबन ई पूर्वे 260 सँपुर्ण मोर्ये डेस्टनि बुध्धमय हो गया था उस समये वर्ण व्यवस्था का 85 प्रतिशत से उपर नाश हो गया थ ा तब कोई ब्राह्मण नही कोई छत्रिये नही कोई शुद्र नही सब अपने कर्म के मुताबिक काम करते थे. उस समय ई पूर्वे 255 के आसपास अशोका ने अफधानिस्तान से लेकर बाँग्लादेश बर्मा और असम केरल सब जगा पर 84 हजार बुध्ध स्तुपो का निर्माण कराया था तब स्तुप निर्माण की खुश मेँ अशोका ने सभी स्तूपो पर एक ही दिन दिप प्रागटये कर के उत्सब मनाने कि धोषणा की थी तब दिप प्रागटये के लिये अमास की अंधेरी रात को पंसद किया था कयु की उस समये अंधेरा घना होता है तो दिपो की ज्योती से पुरा मोर्ये साम्राज्य झगमगा उठेगा उस दिन सभी स्तूपो पर दिप प्रागटये कर के उत्सव मनाया गया तब से इस उत्सव को दिपो

का त्योहार के रुप मेँ मनाया जाता था. तकरीबन ई पूर्वे 255 के आसपास चालु हुआ और ई पूर्वे 185 तक ये हर साल मनाया जाता था फिर अशोका के पौत्र बुह्रद की हत्या के बाद शुंगने स्तूपो का विनाश चालु किया फिर धीरे धीरे ये त्योहार बुध्ध से निकल कर राम मेँ काउन्टिँग हो गया.

जिसे मेँ और आप आज के जमाने मेँ दिपावली कहेते है,

मेरे कहेने का मतलब दिप प्रागटये त्योहार मुलतह बुध्धो का त्योहार है. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DBRAO (talkcontribs) 02:49, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

arya samaj - suriname[edit]

The arya samaj branch in suriname celebrates divali as the victory of good over evil. On this day, they keep fast on vegetarian food and dias are lighted while chanting the gayatri mantra. Practice is to keep one dia, which is of larger size with two wicks in opposing direction forming a cross while the other dias have one wick. The larger dia as a result has four candle lights in each direction (N,W<S<E) while the others have one. A dia is kept in every room except the bathroom and restroom. More dias are lit, which can be placed arbitrarily in the yard, livingroom etc.

Arya Samajis do not believe in idol worship and thus Lakshmi is not revered on this day, it is seen mostly as a day to celebrate victory of good over evil, light over darkness and a day to keep stock of harvest.

Diwali - Significance - Hinduism[edit]

The current section states "Hindus across the world celebrate Diwali in honor of the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana from exile of 14 years." Which is not universal reason for celebration of Diwali across all Hindus. I recommend to add other reasons for celebration of Diwali by Hindus and correct the universal connotation of above sentence. I request for comments on updating this obvious effort to make celebration of Diwali homogeneous among all Hindus. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Neil2000 (talkcontribs) 18:42, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

There's no problem with adding other reasons, providing that they are reliably sourced and not from some arbitrary list, like this one, which is simply suggesting 10 reasons to celebrate it. OhNoitsJamie Talk 18:55, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 November 2015[edit]

Diwali is an official holiday in Myanmar also. Hemant.pooja (talk) 04:41, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Is this evidenced? - BobKilcoyne (talk) 05:37, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

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