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c. 2003 Religion News Service BURTONSVILLE, Md. _ Here, as in India, the annual festival of lights is celebrated with equal parts gaiety and reverence. Festive gatherings follow special pujas, or prayer rituals, throughout the five days of Diwali (also called Deepavali), which this year begins Oct. 25. Different legends surround this holiest of holidays, […]