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I am not sure whether it is a question to be asked on this forum but I have come across a lot of Navayani Buddhist online who claim that Diwali was a festival started by Mauryan Emperor Ashoka as Deepotsava and later became diwali.

Why is it that they claim so? Is there any documentation of the same or is it just a propaganda against us hindus?

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Pure Propoganda. None of Ashoka's edicts talk about any Deepotsava. This is just one of the many new anti-hindu propogandas.

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  • Is there any counter to such nonsense then? Oct 26, 2022 at 7:33
  • It's nonsense by some ambdkerite just leave em be better they stay in delusion.
    – Haridasa
    Jan 28 at 23:16

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