|Diwali : its significance|
Peruse a point-by-point outline of this festival's origins, significance and traditional activities.
SPEECH AT DIWALI
CELEBRATION HELD AT DURBAN CITY HALL
Speech by Nelson Mandela at the Durban City Hall, Sunday, 3 November 1991. " Diwali brings back for me memories of days on Robben Island. "
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Languages,Religion, Culture, Art, Craft,Dance, Music, Indian Cuisines,
Heritage India - Costumes, Languages, Religion, Culture, Art, Craft, Dance, Music, Indian Cuisines, Indian Mythology, Fairs & Festivals of India .
Diwali - The festival of lights
At a symbolic level, Diwali signifies the victory of good over evil. It celebrates the slaying of Narakasura, heralds the return of Lord Rama and unfolds the days when Goddess Lakhshmi can be worshipped with zeal.
Durban's official function
Durban's diwali celebrations, Monday, October 20 1997 .
Hindu Festival Dates 2000
Hindu Festival Dates 2000 and 2001.
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Diwali celebrated the Tamil
way in India (http://www.rediff.com/travel/oct/23narak.htm)
In Tamil Nadu Diwali is celebrated before dawn with a round of oil baths, sweets and firecrackers. V Gangadhar recalls those early morning festivities...