Deepawali

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Deepawali

  1. 1. Welcome to this presentation of Deepavali
  2. 2. What is Deepavali? <ul><li>Deepavali is the festival of lights for the Hindus </li></ul><ul><li>“ deepa” means lamp </li></ul><ul><li>“ avali means row </li></ul><ul><li>“ deepavali” means rows and rows of lamp </li></ul><ul><li>Deepavali is also known as Diwali </li></ul>
  3. 3. DEEPAVALI <ul><li>Lord Krishna killed a demon, Narakasura </li></ul><ul><li>Rows and rows of lights </li></ul><ul><li>Remove darkness and ignorance </li></ul><ul><li>Bring in light and knowledge </li></ul>
  4. 4. Significance of Lamp <ul><li>Light symbolizes knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Light is Lord Himself </li></ul><ul><li>Remove darkness that symbolizes ignorance </li></ul>
  5. 5. How is it celebrated? <ul><li>It is celebrated for 5 days. </li></ul><ul><li>People light their houses with lots of little oil lamps </li></ul><ul><li>Special worships are done at home and temples </li></ul>
  6. 6. Celebrations… <ul><li>After sunset, fireworks are seen everywhere…each and every street… </li></ul>
  7. 7. Celebrations… <ul><li>Beautiful and colorful designs are put in front of their houses called “rangoli” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Family Get-togethers This is a special occasion for everyone to come together and celebrate together…Special dishes and sweets are made and they eat together with their families
  9. 9. Deepavali is a people oriented festival when amenities are forgotten and families and friends meet to enjoy and establish a world of closeness. The light from within shines through as the ignorance that blinds us fades away! Wish you all a very Happy Deepavali!!!

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