Diwali Celebrations

Dates: 
Sat, 02/11/2019 (All day)

Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honour Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana. What Happens at Diwali? Diwali is a five-day celebration which occurs on the fifteenth day of the Hindu month of Kartika. ... On the day of Diwali, people light diyas (oil lamps) outside their houses to welcome Goddess Lakshmi and light up firecrackers to illuminate the sky. Diwali also marks the end of the harvest season.The biggest festival for Hindus. Diwali is the festival of lights and love.

 

Contact Name: 
Lyn Elaes
Organisation: 
Brophy Family & Youth Services
Phone: 
03 5561 8841
email: 
leales@brophy.org.au
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