Festival of Lights Festivities Include Traditional Diwali Activities

21 October, 2017, 01:05 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Diwali 2017: India celebrating festival of lights

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, will be celebrated by Hindu community across Pakistan on Wednesday evening in a befitting manner.

As little I know about the significance behind this holiday, one can not pass up some good candies and food. The actual day of Diwali is traditionally celebrated on the third day of this five-day festival. The triumphs of these gods are at the root of Diwali, with participants celebrating Rama's victory of good over evil and Krishna's victory of knowledge over ignorance.

However, even with all the festivities, those who have experienced Diwali in Nepal recalled just how incredible the festival of lights is back home.

Hundreds of students and members of the community gathered in the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology courtyard today for its 10th annual Diwali festival.

"We have a large population of Nepal students who celebrate Diwali, so we want to make sure that they get a chance to celebrate their holiday", said Rick Brown, director of the Center for Student Involvement. But Diwali is also a time for prayer and contemplation, to reflect on our obligations to help our fellow human beings, particularly the less fortunate. Students from all cultures and backgrounds came to enjoy the festival's food and lights. It should also be noted that all dharmic faiths have a relation to Deepavali and celebrate it in variousforms, including Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists.

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The main festival of Diwali will be held at the Sadhu Bela Temple here with similar programmes at other small temples. You have made extraordinary contributions to art, science, medicine, business and education.

Bandi added that watching her fellow students perform was a highlight of her Diwali celebrations.

The Hindu holy city of Ayodhya is one of the most important cities in Diwali tradition as Bhagwan Lord Ram returned to the city of Ayodhya after defeating Ravana, a king who symbolized darkness. "It's mostly about bringing the family together and celebrating life".

"During this time of reflection and renewal, let us also celebrate the rich cultural diversity that strengthens the fabric of our great nation. And now we will light the Diya".


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