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Enacting the myth of Diwali

Lighting lamps for Diwali is an enactment of a mythic story. The myth of Diwali tells of a time when demons invaded the world. The ten-headed demon king, Ravana, had stolen away the beautiful Princess Sita and imprisoned her in his demon kingdom, Lanka. Prince Rama and his brother Laksham set off to find Sita. […]

Diwali tale

Diwali – the festival of lights – is on October 26th this year. ¬†Diwali celebrates the return of Rama and Sita, after their exile in the forest, and Sita’s kidnap by Ravana the Demon King. ¬†As Rama and Sita walk across India, people light little lamps, diyas, and place them outside their houses, to light […]