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karthilin 11-09-2012 06:33 AM

Happy Diwali To All
 
Hi
Wish you a happy and safe Diwali :)

dushyantgohil 11-09-2012 06:36 AM

Very Happy & Safe Diwali :cool:

resetreset 11-09-2012 07:39 AM

Yeah, Happy Diwali everyone! :)

k3lt01 11-09-2012 12:28 PM

There may be many people here who have no idea about diwali (festival of lights and the return of an exiled ruler) so you may like to tell us a little about it.

baldy3105 11-09-2012 03:13 PM

Indeed, I apologise but I have no idea what that is.

Thanks anyway.

jefro 11-09-2012 03:21 PM

Kind of like Christmas.

k3lt01 11-09-2012 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by jefro (Post 4826092)
Kind of like Christmas.

Not really, if you want to align it with a "christian" festival it would be more like Easter Sunday where good triumphs over evil.

Also there are many different reasons for celebrating Dewali, some are fertility type festivals for crops, others are end of business year, etc. Abut 4 different religions have Dewali and they all have their own reasons for it. For many Hindu it is the return of an exiled good ruler triumphing over an evil ruler who usurped power.

arun5002 11-10-2012 01:47 AM

Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals.Its known as Festival of Joy. Which is very similar to christmas .Which is celebrate all over India.Its mainly a harvest festival.Each and everyone is fascinated with Diwali because of its characteristics features which turn every house & city looks beautiful and prosperous. According to belief,Everyone fire crackers,to destroy the evil spirit for the attainment of health, wealth, knowledge, peace and prosperity.

Wishing you all Happy Diwali ;) ! Let's hope it will bring prosperity to All.

kooru 11-10-2012 02:05 AM

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Originally Posted by arun5002 (Post 4826316)
Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals.Its known as Festival of Joy. Which is very similar to christmas .Which is celebrate all over India.Its mainly a harvest festival.Each and everyone is fascinated with Diwali because of its characteristics features which turn every house & city looks beautiful and prosperous. According to belief,Everyone fire crackers,to destroy the evil spirit for the attainment of health, wealth, knowledge, peace and prosperity.

Wishing you all Happy Diwali ;) ! Let's hope it will bring prosperity to All.

I've just learned a new thing ;)
Happy Diwali

k3lt01 11-10-2012 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arun5002 (Post 4826316)
Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals.Its known as Festival of Joy. Which is very similar to christmas .Which is celebrate all over India.Its mainly a harvest festival.Each and everyone is fascinated with Diwali because of its characteristics features which turn every house & city looks beautiful and prosperous. According to belief,Everyone fire crackers,to destroy the evil spirit for the attainment of health, wealth, knowledge, peace and prosperity.

Wishing you all Happy Diwali ;) ! Let's hope it will bring prosperity to All.

I find this interesting. How is it similar to christmas? Is it just because it is a festival or is there something specific that means Indians believe Diwali is comparable to christmas?

DavidMcCann 11-10-2012 12:22 PM

It's not just Hindus: Sikhs and Jains also celebrate it. For some mysterious reason, London's public celebration in Trafalgar Square occurs early (more of a party, really), but the festival is also celebrated here properly at the right time. The explanations of what it means are in Wikipedia, but the comparison with Christmas is just because they are major jollifications and also the occasion of family get-togethers.

Happy Diwali to all!

k3lt01 11-10-2012 12:50 PM

It is celebrated in Melbourne, Fiji, and in various parts of the Caribbean as well.

resetreset 11-11-2012 12:54 PM

I doubt Diwali is comparable to Christmas, they're just both big festivals, that's all.
What Diwali is KNOWN for, is - FIREWORKS NIGHT!!!! :) (kind of like Guy Fawkes in the UK, except people are genuinely happy and cheerful).

sundialsvcs 11-14-2012 09:21 AM

Every culture has a similar set of festivals around harvest-time; all are delightfully different.

In my culture, there are three: first-fruits (Halloween), harvest-home (Thanksgiving), and winter solstice (Christmas). Three holidays smack in a row until you begin to get tired of holidays, then no other time-off for months. ;)


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