Hindu Sangam: Deepavali falls on Oct 27

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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Deepavali this year falls on Oct 27, the Malaysia Hindu Sangam said Friday (Oct 18), clearing confusion over the date of the festival.


Its president Datuk R.S. Mohan Shan said the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Dhevasthanam had determined that the festival falls on that date.

He confirmed the date when asked to clear the confusion among some Malaysian Hindus as some calendars had erroneously marked Oct 26 as the date for Deepavali.


“Hindus observe Deepavali on Saturthasi Tithi, the 14th day of the month of Iypasi, based on the Hindu panjangam calendar,” he said when contacted by Bernama. -The Star

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