DIWALI – THE INDIAN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (The story of Ram & Sita) [feel free to download and forward]
A good man, called Rama, was married to a beautiful princess, called Sita.
 
They had been banished to live in the forest with his brother, Lakshman, by his stepmother, as she wanted her son to be Ki...
 
Ravana, the Demon king with ten heads, heard of Sita’s beauty and goodness and planned to kidnap her. By magic, he conjure...
 
 
 
 
 
He found Sita imprisoned on the island of Lanka. Hanuman, Rama and Lakshman prepared themselves for battle.
 
 
 
 
 
This was one of the greatest battles ever seen. The fighting lasted for ten whole days.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It looked as though Ravana was going to win, until Rama borrowed a special bow and arrow from the gods and shot him in his...
The day Ravana was killed is known as Dusshera (the defeat of “ten”)
 
 
 
Rama and his family decided to return home  But it was a moonless, dark night. So the people of Ayodhya had an idea
 
They lit the roads with little lamps to show them the way home. It was a huge celebration that day. This is Diwali
 
 
 
Everyone was happy and Rama and Sita ruled well. Now every year people remember this story at Divali by lighting diva ligh...
How we celebrate it today
Before Diwali we send cards to our friends and family
We give presents as well
People like to wear new clothes
Colored mithai (sweets) are everywhere
 
People prepare delicious foods in their homes
After decorating, people pray to God Rama, as well as  Lord Ganesh for luck and Goddess Lakshmi for wealthWe
 
The shops and markets are colorfully lit too
Temples of all religions are brightly lit on this day
 
 
People prepare delicious foods in their homes
After eating, people light firecrackers
The spinning wheel is a big favorite
The spinning wheel is a big favorite Children love the sparklers
 
Happy Diwali Thanks to everyone who’s photos or slides may appear on this slideshow.  Apologies if we inadvertently added ...
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The story of Dusshera & Diwali

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This is a presentation I have given to local school in the USA. It is colorful, and tells the story of Dusshera, Diwali, Ram and Sita. There are almost no words but tons of photographs. We will write the narrative over time. The story can be delivered in 15-30 minutes, or seen in 5.

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  1. 1. DIWALI – THE INDIAN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (The story of Ram & Sita) [feel free to download and forward]
  2. 2. A good man, called Rama, was married to a beautiful princess, called Sita.
  3. 4. They had been banished to live in the forest with his brother, Lakshman, by his stepmother, as she wanted her son to be King.
  4. 6. Ravana, the Demon king with ten heads, heard of Sita’s beauty and goodness and planned to kidnap her. By magic, he conjured up a golden fawn. She asked Rama to capture it
  5. 12. He found Sita imprisoned on the island of Lanka. Hanuman, Rama and Lakshman prepared themselves for battle.
  6. 18. This was one of the greatest battles ever seen. The fighting lasted for ten whole days.
  7. 26. It looked as though Ravana was going to win, until Rama borrowed a special bow and arrow from the gods and shot him in his belly button. Rama shot Ravana and the battle was won.
  8. 27. The day Ravana was killed is known as Dusshera (the defeat of “ten”)
  9. 31. Rama and his family decided to return home But it was a moonless, dark night. So the people of Ayodhya had an idea
  10. 33. They lit the roads with little lamps to show them the way home. It was a huge celebration that day. This is Diwali
  11. 37. Everyone was happy and Rama and Sita ruled well. Now every year people remember this story at Divali by lighting diva lights inside their homes and fireworks outside.
  12. 38. How we celebrate it today
  13. 39. Before Diwali we send cards to our friends and family
  14. 40. We give presents as well
  15. 41. People like to wear new clothes
  16. 42. Colored mithai (sweets) are everywhere
  17. 44. People prepare delicious foods in their homes
  18. 45. After decorating, people pray to God Rama, as well as Lord Ganesh for luck and Goddess Lakshmi for wealthWe
  19. 47. The shops and markets are colorfully lit too
  20. 48. Temples of all religions are brightly lit on this day
  21. 51. People prepare delicious foods in their homes
  22. 52. After eating, people light firecrackers
  23. 53. The spinning wheel is a big favorite
  24. 54. The spinning wheel is a big favorite Children love the sparklers
  25. 56. Happy Diwali Thanks to everyone who’s photos or slides may appear on this slideshow. Apologies if we inadvertently added anything copyrighted. This is not used for any commercial purposes but to educate children about culture. If you want us to remove anything, please email anupendra@yahoo.com THE END

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