Happy Diwali

chets

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Hi, i would just like to say a very Happy Diwali to all those that celebrate it.
Any of you guys that live in areas where there are alot of indians will hear loads of fireworks tonight!
Hope you all have a great night.
Diwali or Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, is one of the most colorful occasions in India. Celebrated in October-November, this festival spans three days. Diwali is celebrated with merriment and lights of various kinds. It marks the advent of winter. Prayers are said to invoke the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth.
The origin of this festival can be traced to the Hindu mythologies.
According to a section of the population, Lord Vishnu rescued Goddess
Lakshmi from King Bali on Diwali.
According to another group, Goddess Lakshmi emerged on Diwali from the milky way (Ocean of Milk).
Diwali is also celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama from Lanka after his victory over Ravana.
In South India, Diwali is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon Narakasura.
 

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Happy Diwali and a Happy New Year (for tomorrow!) to all those that celebrate,

Hope u guys have a great one :)
 

MA

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Happy Diwali to anyone that celebrates it. I've got a few friends who do, so thanx for the background info.
 

nara

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It's goin to be a noisy night in Leicester tonight!

Happy Diwali to all our Hindu,Sikh and Jain members.

:) :) :)
 

Magik

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and a happy eid for those muslims that celebrated eid today. Some sects will be celebrating in the next few days, however others have today as their eid celebrations day.
 
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