Hindus across Pakistan celebrate Diwali

Published: November 13, 2012
Hindus lit up oil lamps outside temples, their homes and shops. PHOTO: AFP

Hindus lit up oil lamps outside temples, their homes and shops. PHOTO: AFP

The Hindu community across Pakistan is celebrating their religious festival, Diwali today (Tuesday) with enthusiasm, Express News reported.

Members of the Hindu community lit up oil lamps outside temples, their homes and shops after which pooja ceremonies were held at the temples.

Diwali celebrations were held at Daharki and Raherki Sahib in interior Sindh, where special worships will be held.

The Hindus celebrate Diwali, also known as the “festival of lights” and perform traditional activities and is celebrated for five days.

In Multan, many Hindus are also celebrating Diwali.

The triumph of good over evil, colorful rangolis and firecrackers are the highlights of the Hindu festival.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • sick of this nonsense
    Nov 13, 2012 - 12:36PM

    Happy diwali to all!


  • Purede51
    Nov 13, 2012 - 2:42PM

    HaPpY DiWaLi
    Dear PAKISTANI HINDUS ilove you as much as ilove my MUSLIM brothers. With due respect you have all the rights no less than anyone for freedom of choice.
    I wish you all the best stay happy & enjoy your festival.


  • Zaheer
    Nov 13, 2012 - 3:27PM

    Happy Diwali to all hindus around the world, especially to Pakistani hindus. One day we will all make this country strong where our minorities get equal opportunities. Enjoy!


  • Procrastinator
    Nov 13, 2012 - 4:09PM

    Dear ET,

    Please find some real Pakistani Hindus celebrating diwali and put their picture on this article. The picture you put is of a South Indian lady, none existent is Pakistan.

    Happy Diwali to All.



  • Swami Pranab Roy Udasin
    Nov 13, 2012 - 5:10PM

    Happy Diwali to all Pakistani Hindus. Time is changing in our sub-continent. I am soooo happy to see my Pakistani Muslim friends sharing Diwali Best Wishes with their Hindu Minorities of Pakistan. Wow…. Badlega Zamana Badlega Yarro ! Insha – Allaha !


  • Pinto
    Nov 13, 2012 - 5:11PM

    Women in the picture is an indian women.sorry state of hindus in pakRecommend

  • Enlightened
    Nov 13, 2012 - 5:20PM

    Thanks for the Diwali greetings. Appreciate your views for all minorities in Pakistan.


  • Khan
    Nov 13, 2012 - 7:09PM

    Happy Diwali to all my Hindu Brothers!!


  • Mia
    Nov 13, 2012 - 7:22PM

    Happy diwali to all my friends. What a great and festive time of the year. Another eid to celebrate. Love it


  • Nov 13, 2012 - 7:27PM

    May The Divine Light Of Diwali Spread Into Your
    Life Peace Prosperity Happiness And Good Health.
    Happy Diwali to Pakistani Hindus


  • manish
    Nov 13, 2012 - 11:51PM

    happy diwali to all pakistani hindus hope this diwali brings more light in your life

    and please show some more pics on how pakistani hindus celebrating diwali.



  • Pir Bulleh Shah
    Nov 14, 2012 - 2:19AM

    All those ‘celebrating’ this ‘festival’ must know the truth. Did you notice people being killed in the fires? In olden days lower caste people were used to be thrown into fires for the enjoyment of higher caste people until sheikh Ghiasuddin Pahalvi stopped such cruel practices.Pakistan should not be encouraging such behaviors.


  • Cosmo
    Nov 14, 2012 - 3:33AM

    @Pir Bulleh Shah:
    Oh my God, you just open my eyes !!
    Yada yada yada bhla bhla bhla !!


  • ira
    Nov 16, 2012 - 4:46AM

    Happy Diwali to all Hindus everywhere in the world!
    May the Divine Light protect you, bless you with much peace and love.


  • Shrirang Kulkarni
    Nov 17, 2012 - 6:27PM

    Why Pakistani muslims are so narrow minded?? They can’t just wish “Happy Diwali” why you guys need to mention Happy Diwali to Pakistani Hindus???


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