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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.

Why Do Hindus Celebrate Diwali?

Parth Parihar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Parth Parihar

Diwali for me has always been something empowering: a time to reflect on all of the positives within our lives -- our loving friends and family, our good health, and prosperity -- and realize what it is truly important.

Diwali: Celebrating Light After Hurricane Sandy

Nikhil Bumb | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Nikhil Bumb

I have a newfound meaning for Diwali. There is more to the festival of lights than lighting lamps, wearing fancy clothing and feasting. The real lesson of Diwali is to move beyond these material aspects in order to recognize the value light holds in our lives.

PHOTOS: Diwali, The Festival Of Lights (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion

Happy Diwali! How are you celebrating Diwali this year? Share your story with us. Email your photos and reflections to us at religion@huffingtonpost.c...

Celebrating Light Through Knowledge: A Jain Perspective On Diwali

Nikhil Bumb | Posted 12.26.2011 | Religion
Nikhil Bumb

Diwali is not just about good food and nice clothes; it is about celebrating the victory of good over evil in each and every capacity whether small or large.

Diwali: Finding The Divine In Food, Friends And Family

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 12.26.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

But time, distance from family and the frenetic pace of modern life have taken their toll. In my home, my husband, two sons and I certainly celebrate Diwali, but at best, on the surface.

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.

Is This North America's Next Big Holiday?

Posted 12.25.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service Happy Diwali! Happy Di what? It's a Hindu holiday -- and an important one -- celebrated this week by ...

Diwali 2011: Celebrating The Festival Of Lights (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is celebrated in the Hindu calendar months of Ashwin and Kartika, and in the western calendar on Oct. 26, 2011. D...

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.