Nagaland Diwali Celebrations

Nagaland is a state located in the far north-eastern part of India. It is brodered by the state of Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam to the north, Myanmar to the east and Manipur to the south.

Nagaland Map

The state capital is Kohima, and the largest city is Dimapur. Other important cities of Nagaland are – Mokokchūng, Tuensang, Wokha, Zunheboto, etc.

With a population of 1,980,602 (nineteen lakhs eighty thousand six hundred two) as per the 2011 census, Nagaland it one of the smallest states of India. The state is mostly mountainous except those areas bordering Assam valley.

Christianity is the predominant religion of Nagaland with more than 90 % of the population being Christain.

Diwali Celebrations in Nagaland :

Diwali Celebrations in Nagaland

Hindu’s constitute only about 8 % of Nagaland’s population. These Hindu’s celebrate Diwali as it is celebrated by people of other parts of the country.

Just like in other parts of the country, the Hindu’s of Nagaland celebrate Diwali by drawing colourful Rangoli’s outside their homes to welcome goddess of wealth – Lakshmi, wear new clothes, eat lots of sweets, exchange gifts, wear new clothes, decorate their homes with lights and diya’s, spent time with friends and family members, etc.

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