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  1. Festival of Diwali By Sabrina Scott

  2. Celebration • Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains • Usually falls in October or November • Tuesday, November 13

  3. 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

  4. The Festival of Lights • Lasts for over five days • Candy and fireworks

  5. Legends • Finding the joys in life • Legends of victory vary throughout India • Good vs. Evil • Light vs. Darkness

  6. Derivation • Dipavali - row of lights • Diyas • Windows of homes and public places • Mustard oil • Oil lamps in the Ganges River

  7. Lakshmi • Business --> Success • Goddess of wealth, light Elephants - power Lotus Flower - fertile growth, rebirth Red clothing - continuous activity

  8. Worship • Open windows with candles • Small alters with pictures of nice belongings • Rangoli - lotus pattern drawn on the ground • Feast and celebration

  9. Activities • Gambling • Legend - goddess Parvati on Diwali • Shopping • Candy, dried fruit • Gift exchange

  10. Questions • Easier: • Who is the main goddess worshipped during Diwali? • Harder: • What are small candles put on windowsills called?

  11. Answers • Easier: • Lakshmi • Harder: • Diyas

  12. 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