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Posted on Wed, Nov 07, 2007 12:07 AM

Friday 9 November is Diwali, indians no matter where they are in the world will be lighting candles setting off fireworks and spending times with their families. I am travelling to my parents on Thursday evening and I will help all day in the temple and serve the food. Diwali or Deepawali's origins are in Hindu mythology and known as the festival of lights. The story is based on the theory that evil comes in the dark and light battles evil spirits. Diwali therefore usually falls where there is no moon in the sky (new moon). For Sikhs (I am one)it has other significnces like the release of one of our Gurus from prison. Over all it is a time where people wish each other well and much prosperity for the new year. I could go on in full detail, but I don't want to bore you. So in short I am wishing you much joy, happiness and prosperity in the new year. Peace out :p

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Posted on Sat, Nov 10, 2007 10:17 PM

ESPECIALLY since it opened on Friday the 9th for this season!


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Posted on Sat, Nov 10, 2007 10:16 PM

Here in Charleston, SC, we have a "Festival of Lights". Although it is in a State Park and is comprised of millions of lights in various Secular and Non-Secular depictions (reindeer, crosses, snowboarders, fish, dragons, etc...). I *do* wonder if the title of our lightshow here has any signifigance? I'll have to ask this year when I go! Now, I'm just downright curious as to the origins of the title!


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Posted on Thu, Nov 08, 2007 08:04 PM

Happ Diwali - joy, peace and happiness to you as well. Thank you for sharing your best wishes. Di


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Posted on Wed, Nov 07, 2007 10:01 PM

may Diwali bring you joy and peace this year


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Posted on Wed, Nov 07, 2007 09:40 AM

Enjoy the festivities and well wishes also!


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Posted on Wed, Nov 07, 2007 09:25 AM

Thank you !! I totally enjoy learning about different cultures and the festivals. Please tell me more ! I can look it up on the net though :-) Nat


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Posted on Wed, Nov 07, 2007 07:24 AM

BKS - Thank you! I hope you enjoy all the festivities and family gatherings. And, btw, the mehndi on your hand is beautiful! Amy


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