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 because a few 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.
Deepavali is celebrated as a significance of the triumph of good over evil.