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Diwali Festival

Celebrating Diwali 2014, The Festival Of Lights (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion

In 2014, Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated on October 23 by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit deepaval...

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: A Time to Be Merry and Gay

Amita Swadhin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amita Swadhin

For many gay, lesbian and bisexual Hindus, Diwali can be a painful time of year. Although Hinduism does not overtly condemn gay or lesbian relationships, many conservative South Asian cultural traditions leave little room for them to exist.

Choosing Light: A Diwali Reflection

Vineet Chander | Posted 12.26.2011 | Religion
Vineet Chander

The Ramayana offers a stark warning of what happens when the darkness of greed threatens to extinguish the light of justice. It is a story of hope, for in the end the light prevails over the darkness.