Chopra and Jonas both took to Instagram to share moments from their party, which included celebrity guests such as Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, as well as actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn.
“With the blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi, we invite her grace and abundance into our home,” Chopra captioned her post. “Happy Diwali.”
Jonas shared his excitement about hosting their loved ones for the holiday.
“My beautiful wife has introduced me to so many wonderful Indian holidays and traditions,” Jonas captioned his post. “My heart is so full to be able to share this with our friends and family.”
Diwali, typically celebrated between October and November, is considered a major religious holiday for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists. During the holiday, "people get together, have parties, give gifts to each other and generally pray for a prosperous future," according to Deven Patel, professor at the University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Studies department. People will often line candles and lamps throughout their house and along their driveway to illuminate their surroundings.
Chopra and Jonas weren’t the only stars celebrating Diwali this year.
In addition to appearing at Chopra and Jonas’ party, Teigen posted a photo of herself on Instagram wearing traditional Indian attire.
Actor Mindy Kaling hosted a Diwali dinner party in collaboration with media company Phenomenal and beauty brand Live Tinted to highlight the voices of South Asian women in the media and entertainment industries, according to a press release. The party included a lineup of prominent South Asian women, such as Chopra, author Meena Harris, comedian Lilly Singh, actor-comedian Liza Koshy and "Never Have I Ever" star Poorna Jagannathan.
“We hosted some amazing women from our community and got to share stories and celebrate each other (with delicious food and major fashion moments),” Kaling wrote in an Instagram post. “This couldn't have happened when I first moved to LA over a decade ago, but now we are here. Next year will be even bigger.”
Harris reposted a TikTok video on her Instagram of her getting ready for the party.
“Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating the Festival of Lights here in the United States and around the world,” Harris captioned the video. “(Douglas Emhoff) and I extend our warmest wishes for a holiday filled with light, love and prosperity.”
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden also took part in Diwali, as seen in a photo the president shared to his Instagram of him and the first lady lighting a series of candles.
“May the light of Diwali remind us that from darkness there is knowledge, wisdom and truth: from division, unity (and) from despair, hope,” Biden captioned the photo.
Contributing: Michelle Shen
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas host Diwali party honoring Indian festival