Diwali

Diwali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Deepavali, popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is a festival celebrated between mid-October and mid-December for different reasons. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BCE. Diwali is… view more

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The holiest Sikh temple is known as the Golden Temple, in the city of Amritsar.  

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Bandi Chhor Divas is on the same day as Diwali.  It is the Day of Liberation.  It celebrates the liberation of the sixth guru and 52 princes with h…

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12/07/2015

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12/01/2015

There are heavy differences between Kaali Pujo and Diwali: The narratives are completely different (Kaali is Darkness, the void versus the Light). …

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11/12/2015

Thanks for sharing this video. It’s great. I actually just shared this with a Montessori elementary teacher because she needed a video to share wit…

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11/11/2015

“We are observing Narakachardashi as vardhanti (death anniversary),” said Mr Visarvardhan, a research scholar. “It is not an occasion to celebrate….

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“Here are the few facts and realities of Diwali festival:On this day Great Gana king (tribal) Bali was murdered by Waman- a Brahman. If people do w…