DIWALI –FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Before Diwaliwe send cardsto our friends  and family
We go to people’s houses  and give presents
People like to buy new clothes on Diwali
Jewelry is also a big favorite
Many create elaborate designs (Rangoli) with color (this one above in the UK)
Rangoli is also made with         flowers
Another Rangoli example
On Diwali, the story is that a famous Indian God & King, Rama returned home after 14                    years
But it was a moonless, dark night.  Rama couldn’t see. So the people ofAyodhya, who were waiting, had an idea
They lit the roads with little lamps to show them the way home. It was a huge celebrationthat day. This is Diwali, the fes...
Every year Diwali comes on a moonless night.      The streets are covered with lights.
People shop. Children buy interesting     things like these clay dolls
The shops and markets are colorfully lit too
All the stores look so interesting
emples of all religions are brightly lit on this da
The Golden Temple looks amazing
There are Diwali fairs everywhere
Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth isworshipped for a prosperous year ahead.
The actual day begins with people decorating their prayer areas at home. They thank God for their families and pray for a ...
Little lamps surround the Gods
The prayer area looks festive with fruits &                 flowers
After prayers, everyone goes out tolight lamps and candles around the house
After prayers, everyone goes out toSome diyas areand candles decorated hous  light lamps colored and around the
Then, its time to eat.
Colored mithai (sweets) are everywhere.
People prepare delicious foods in their homes
After eating, kids light firecrackers
The spinning wheel is a big favorite
Children love the sparklers    The spinning wheel is a big favori
Diwali is a time to get closer to family andfriends
We love firecrackers the best !Diwali is a time to get closer to family and friends
Diwali symbolizes going from darkness toDiwali symbolizes going from darkness tolight, the start of the Hindu New Year and...
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  1. 1. DIWALI –FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
  2. 2. Before Diwaliwe send cardsto our friends and family
  3. 3. We go to people’s houses and give presents
  4. 4. People like to buy new clothes on Diwali
  5. 5. Jewelry is also a big favorite
  6. 6. Many create elaborate designs (Rangoli) with color (this one above in the UK)
  7. 7. Rangoli is also made with flowers
  8. 8. Another Rangoli example
  9. 9. On Diwali, the story is that a famous Indian God & King, Rama returned home after 14 years
  10. 10. But it was a moonless, dark night. Rama couldn’t see. So the people ofAyodhya, who were waiting, had an idea
  11. 11. They lit the roads with little lamps to show them the way home. It was a huge celebrationthat day. This is Diwali, the festival of lights.
  12. 12. Every year Diwali comes on a moonless night. The streets are covered with lights.
  13. 13. People shop. Children buy interesting things like these clay dolls
  14. 14. The shops and markets are colorfully lit too
  15. 15. All the stores look so interesting
  16. 16. emples of all religions are brightly lit on this da
  17. 17. The Golden Temple looks amazing
  18. 18. There are Diwali fairs everywhere
  19. 19. Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth isworshipped for a prosperous year ahead.
  20. 20. The actual day begins with people decorating their prayer areas at home. They thank God for their families and pray for a great new year with health, wealth and good luck
  21. 21. Little lamps surround the Gods
  22. 22. The prayer area looks festive with fruits & flowers
  23. 23. After prayers, everyone goes out tolight lamps and candles around the house
  24. 24. After prayers, everyone goes out toSome diyas areand candles decorated hous light lamps colored and around the
  25. 25. Then, its time to eat.
  26. 26. Colored mithai (sweets) are everywhere.
  27. 27. People prepare delicious foods in their homes
  28. 28. After eating, kids light firecrackers
  29. 29. The spinning wheel is a big favorite
  30. 30. Children love the sparklers The spinning wheel is a big favori
  31. 31. Diwali is a time to get closer to family andfriends
  32. 32. We love firecrackers the best !Diwali is a time to get closer to family and friends
  33. 33. Diwali symbolizes going from darkness toDiwali symbolizes going from darkness tolight, the start of the Hindu New Year and alight, the start of the Hindu New Year and acelebration for Indians of all religions allcelebration for Indians of all religions allover the world.over the world. Email anupendra@yahoo.com for an updated version at any time HAPPY DIWALI. THE END

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