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Diwali Does Not End When the Lights Go Out

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

We may not all agree on the precise paths for the goal of overcoming poverty, illiteracy, disease and violence. But even consensus about these as shared goals of our common life and as essential to the meaning of being Hindu is a grand step.

Diwali: Garlanding the Light of Diversity

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

While the other festivals have been celebrated throughout the Hindu diaspora, the malleability of the Diwali narrative and its pan-Indian nature has made it syncretistic.

President Obama Offers Diwali Greeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The White House Office of the Press Secretary November 4, 2010 Statement by the President on Diwali Tomorrow, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhist...

Diwali: A Day Of Light And Liberation

Ramdas Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ramdas Lamb

Diwali has many reasons to be celebrated, but what they have in common is the belief that the day, in one way or another, commemorates freedom from ignorance, darkness and evil, and an awakening, or reawakening, of light, goodness and wisdom.

Diwali: Celebrating The Light Of Wisdom

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

At this time of the year people around the world are getting ready to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. Light the lamp of wisdom and love in every heart and bring a radiant smile on every face.

Out Of Many, One: Diwali Illuminates Unity

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Though celebrated for different reasons, Diwali has evolved from a pan-Indian festivity uniting multicultural diversity with worldwide cultures.