Happy Diwali! What you need to know about the festival of lights

Diwali 2017: India celebrating festival of lights

This meaningful holiday celebrates the pursuit of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil, said Congressman Joe Crowley.

According to him, Hindus celebrate Diwali with religious fervor, devotion, traditional zeal and great enthusiasm around the world, especially in Pakistan where a sizeable Hindu community live.

The Sen Times extends its warm greetings and good wishes to its viewers on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.

IGP Khowaja had also asked them to involve notable citizens belonging to the Hindu community in the security preparations to ensure strict vigilance at temples and residential areas, it added.

The Swami Narayan Seva Garba Mandal president said that Diwali marks Lord Rama's homecoming and subsequent crowning.

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi said for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains here in the United States and across the world, Diwali represents a time for giving thanks, and celebrating the triumph of light over darkness as well as good over evil.

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Lal remarked that the Ramlila (the enactment of the legendary war between good and evil, which ended in the Dussehra) is usually held 20 days before Diwali but was postponed for three consecutive years in respect for the Islamic month of Muharram. He said Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar had released salaries for the Hindu staff in advance.

"Our Indian-American neighbours and friends have made incredible contributions to our country - and to the world".

"All of the houses are lit up everywhere, the streets are all lit up and there's fireworks", said Adhikari, describing what the true Diwali is like in Nepal.

The Hindu holy city of Ayodhya is one of the most important cities in Diwali tradition as Bhagwan Lord Ram returned to the city of Ayodhya after defeating Ravana, a king who symbolized darkness.

"During this time of reflection and renewal, let us also celebrate the rich cultural diversity that strengthens the fabric of our great nation". This comes as a surprise to many American-Indians & Hindus as it is hard to know what to expect from the Trump regime, but the celebration can be appreciated by all Diwali celebrants as a kind gesture. "It's mostly about bringing the family together and celebrating life".

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