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Come & Enjoy Diversity Event, learn about Diwali celebration worldwide Time : Oct. 26, 2006 from Noon to 1:00 PM Location : Middletown, Room A2-7Y06 (Multi-Purpose) Presention by Vijaya Keshari; [email protected] Happy Diwali Happy Dussara and Navaratri Navaratri-Durgapuja
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Time: Oct. 26, 2006 from Noon to 1:00 PM Location: Middletown, Room A2-7Y06 (Multi-Purpose)
Vijaya Keshari; [email protected]
Happy Dussara and Navaratri
The festival of Diwali has been celebrated for ages and grows in attraction by the year. Everyone enjoys the goodies, the shine, glamour, and the endless enthusiasm for living that suddenly grips people around this time. But there is much more to Diwali than feasting and merrymaking. Diwali is a holy tradition, not to be put in the shade by the lights. Deepawali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. Celebrated joyously all over the country, it is a festival of wealth and prosperity. Deepawali is essentially a festival for householders. The preparations, the rituals, the entire celebration focuses on the home and family, spanning out to cover the community as a natural extension. Diwali is a festival synonymous with celebrations in India and among Indians all over the world, is an occasion for jubilation and togetherness. This is an occasion for young and the old, men and women, rich and poor - for everyone. Irrespective of their religious and economic background, the festival is celebrated throughout the country to ward off the darkness and welcome the light into their lives. At a metaphysical level, Deepawali is a festival signifying the victory of good over evil; the latter is destroyed and reduced to ashes by fireworks is the belief of the people. This festival is celebrated on a grand scale in almost all the regions of India and is looked upon mainly as the beginning of New Year.
Diwali – Festival of Light
Diwali is the most beautiful and the grandest festival. It is observed by the majority of people in India.
Diwali in Nepal:
Diwali in Indonesia
Diwali in Singapore
Diwali in SriLanka
Diwali in Thailand
Diwali in Kenya and Tanzania
Diwali in Australia
Diwali celebrations in Guyana
Nobel Poet, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore has so aptly put forth the true significance of Diwali in these beautiful lines:
“The night is blackKindle the lamp of LOVEWith thy life and devotion."
WISH YOU ALL VERY HAPPY & PROSPURAS
DIWALI & NEW YEAR