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20,000 to Celebrate Diwali in a Blaze of Lights
Posted October 20, 2006
Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple attracts the largest Indian congregation in the country during important festivals like Janmashtami and Diwali.
The central theme of Diwali is the victory of good over evil and light over darkness - from the ancient Indian epic "Ramayana", when Lord Rama returns in victory after slaying the demon Ravana.
"Diwali is a time for family and for prayers, sacrifice and charity," said Gauri Dasa. "Millions of Hindus around the world worship Lord Rama on this day by lighting lamps and sharing a sumptuous vegetarian feast with friends and neighbours."
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Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple Date: Sunday 22nd October 2006 Time: 5 - 9 pm Programme: Dance, drama, feast and fireworks.
Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year, and on this day Hindus meditate on the significance of Diwali wherein light always triumphs over darkness and goodwill conquers evil. It is a festival marked by exchanging of gifts, distribution of sanctified Indian sweets, and new decorations for the home and new clothes for the family.
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