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Diwali 2013

Happy Diwali From Michelle Obama

Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion

The White House celebrated Diwali by lighting the White House diya, as Michelle Obama addressed the gathering in the Blue Room. This marks the fifth t...

LOOK: Congress Lights Up To Celebrate Diwali

Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion

Over two dozen lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill to light traditional diya as a priest chanted Vedic mantras for the first-ever Congressional Diwali ...

A Hindu Halloween Lament

Vineet Chander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Vineet Chander

Behind the compromises and negotiation of clashing cultures, there lie important questions about assimilation, accommodation, and appropriation; minority communities growing and evolving in a multi-faith world; the interplay of power, normativity, hegemony, and identity.

LOOK: Gorgeous Diwali Festivities In Full Swing

Posted 11.03.2013 | Religion

In 2013, Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated on Nov. 3 by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit deepavali, w...

Diwali: Celebrating the Light of Wisdom

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 12.29.2013 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Diwali, in essence, is celebrated to kindle the light of wisdom in every heart, the light of life in every home, and bring a smile on every face.