Get ready for “Diwali celebrations Perth 2010” Australia

One of the bigger indian Hindu festivals is approaching soon ands its  called “Diwali”

Diwali in Australia

Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. Diwali (also spelt Divali sometimes) or “Deepavali” is popularly known as the festival of lights. It is an important five-day festival occurring between mid-October and mid-November. Deepavali is an official holiday in India.

The “indian society of WA” is organizing a diwali function where you will be able to savor “Good indian food” and  also see some Indian cultural programs. Details below

When: Sunday 31st OCT ( (1pm to 10pm) Entry $2

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Diwali Celebrations Perth 2010

While Deepavali is popularly known as the "festival of lights", the most significant spiritual meaning is "the awareness of the inner light". The name Diwali is itself a contraction of the word Deepavali (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvali), which translates into row of lamps .

Diwali lamps and Rangoli

 

Rangoli above (Pic),  decorations made from coloured powder and Diwali lamps , is popular during Diwali

Happy Diwali significant days for hindu Images

Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (diyas) (or Deep in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. Some Indian business communities begin the financial year on the first day of Diwali, hoping for prosperity the following year.

Thanks to

http://www.iswa-perth.org/diwali_big.html for the Event information

 

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