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Festival of Diwali. By Sabrina Scott. Celebration. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains Usually falls in October or November Tuesday, November 13. Vikrama Calendar. New Year Festival in the Vikrama Calendar - late Ashvin to early Kartika Falls on the night of the new moon

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Festival of diwali

Festival of Diwali

By Sabrina Scott


Celebration

Celebration

  • Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains

  • Usually falls in October or November

  • Tuesday, November 13


Vikrama calendar

Vikrama Calendar

  • New Year Festival in the Vikrama Calendar - late Ashvin to early Kartika

  • Falls on the night of the new moon

    • First day: Dhan Teras

    • Last day: Yama Dvitiya


The festival of lights

The Festival of Lights

  • Lasts for over five days

  • Candy and fireworks


Legends

Legends

  • Finding the joys in life

  • Legends of victory vary throughout India

    • Good vs. Evil

    • Light vs. Darkness


Derivation

Derivation

  • Dipavali - row of lights

  • Diyas

    • Windows of homes and public places

    • Mustard oil

    • Oil lamps in the Ganges River


Lakshmi

Lakshmi

  • Business --> Success

  • Goddess of wealth, light

Elephants - power

Lotus Flower - fertile growth, rebirth

Red clothing - continuous activity


Worship

Worship

  • Open windows with candles

  • Small alters with pictures of nice belongings

  • Rangoli - lotus pattern drawn on the ground

  • Feast and celebration


Activities

Activities

  • Gambling

    • Legend - goddess Parvati on Diwali

  • Shopping

    • Candy, dried fruit

    • Gift exchange


Questions

Questions

  • Easier:

    • Who is the main goddess worshipped during Diwali?

  • Harder:

    • What are small candles put on windowsills called?


Answers

Answers

  • Easier:

    • Lakshmi

  • Harder:

    • Diyas


Notes

Notes

  • http://www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/holidays/diwali.htm

  • http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/article35843.ece

  • http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth+diwali

  • http://www.vedicodyssey.com/adventures/1110_rajasthan/rajasthan_spiritual_adventure-diwali.shtml

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_calendar#Vikrama_and_Shalivahana_calendars

  • http://icetrail.blogspot.com/2011/06/diwali-games-gifts-date-pictures.html

  • http://enjoydiwali.blogspot.com/2010/10/flower-rangoli-design.html

  • http://www.indiamarks.com/guide/Diwali-The-Festival-of-Lights/173/

  • http://lifegivingmantras.blogspot.com/2010/07/parvati-swayamvara-mantra.html

  • http://www.theholidayspot.com/diwali/candle_decorations.htm

  • http://www.exoticindiaart.com/lakshmiandsaraswati.htm

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/holydays/diwali.shtml


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