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Recipes To Celebrate Diwali

Diwali,  the five day Festival of Lights  which began yesterday, November 3rd, is one of the most important festivals of the year for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. Also known as Divali, both are contractions of Deepavali, or “row of lights;” referring to the ceremony in which small oil or ghee lamps called “diyas” are lit, representing the triumph of Good over Evil.  The lights are kept on during the five days, and the house is cleaned in order to welcome Lakshmi, wife of Vishnu and the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity (including spiritual wealth as well)  and the embodiment of Beauty.


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