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The Lights and Legends of Diwali

The Lights and Legends of Diwali

One of the most significant festivals in Indian culture, Diwali, the festival of lights, sees millions of people attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. It is a five-day festival which begins two days before the new moon and ends two days after; the waning and waxing of the moon representing the end of one era and the birth of another. The 13th day of the waning moon is the first day of Diwali, Dhanteras, the day of dhan, or wealth. Most women in Gujarat, Rajasthan, and the Hindi-speaking areas of India buy metal in the form of utensils and gold. Today, even electronic goods figure on the shopping list. It was a time to remind oneself that all wealth - be it agricultural or mineral - came from under the earth....

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