Hindus Envision Sioux Falls Temple

November 14, 2010

Author: Peter Harriman

Source: The Argus Leader


Several hundred men, women and children, many wearing colorful saris and similar Indian dress, gathered Saturday at Lincoln High School to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights commemorating the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana.


In this loose parallel to Christmas family gatherings, people conducted devotionals to Laxmi, goddess of good fortune, sat down to a nine-course dinner of traditional Indian food and enjoyed dancing and music.