Chopra Jonas, 39, shared a series of photos of the five-day celebration of lights hosted by Kaling on Instagram Wednesday night.
In a second post, Chopra Jonas showed off her Arpita Mehta sand floral tiered print skirt and floral mirror blouse set.
"Happy Diwali eve… love, light and happiness to everyone. Kicking off the festivities with much gratitude and surrounded by love," she wrote.
In another post, the actress shared images of her sharing the traditions of the festival with her husband Nick Jonas.
She captioned the images, which were captured by restauranteur Maneesh K. Goyal, with a blessing to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, good fortune, youth, and beauty.
"With the blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi we invite Her grace and abundance into our home.
Happy Diwali," the actress wrote.
Diwali, which is marked with five days of festivities and celebrated by members of the Hindu, Sikh, Jain, and some Buddhist communities, symbolizes new beginnings and light over darkness. Loved ones gather and share food while watching fireworks and decorating houses with diyas, candles, and other lights.
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She continued, "Meena's and Deepica's companies are fabulous, fashionable and shifting culture (they also have an amazing Live Tinted collab out now!). We hosted some amazing women from our community and got to share stories and celebrate each other (with delicious food and major fashion moments)."
"This couldn't have happened when I first moved to LA over a decade ago, but now we are HERE!" Kaling added. "Next year will be even bigger. Here are some pics from last night!"
Also in attendance were Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones, Never Have I Ever's Poorna Jagannathan, Code Black's Melanie Chandra, and Richa Shukla Moorjani, among others.