Diwali

USPS Set to Release Postage Stamps Commemorating Diwali - World Religion News

August 27, 2016
USPS FOREVER STAMP HONORS THE HINDU FESTIVAL DIWALI. In an act that showcases America's religious harmony and cultural equality, the U.S. Postal Service will be issuing a special “Diwali Forever” stamp to commemorate the Hindu festival of Diwali. America has a sizable number of Hindus, Sikhs and adherents of other Indian religions. Diwali being a festival common to all of them, the Postal Department saw it as apt to issue stamps that would be representative of the nation's participation in the celebrations of the communities.

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Hindus Envision Sioux Falls Temple

November 14, 2010

Author: Peter Harriman

Source: The Argus Leader

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20101114/NEWS/11140318/1001/news

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...

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Statues, Ceremonies Create County's First Hindu Temple

November 5, 2010

Author: Tom Kisken

Source: The Ventura County Star

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/nov/05/statues-ceremonies-create-countys-first-hindu/

Priests sitting on a cushioned platform chanted in Sanskrit. Women in saris danced. Husbands and wives washed marble statues of Lord Shiva and other Hindu gods in holy water from the Ganges River.

 

On a sweltering Friday, in a business park behind the Ventura...

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Out of Many, One: Diwali Illuminates Unity

November 4, 2010

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anju-bhargava/out-of-many-one-diwali-il_b_778973.html

Diwali is a joyous festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists (Dharmic traditions) and the festive spirit expressed by those of "any, all and no faith." Though celebrated for different reasons, it has evolved from a pan-Indian festivity uniting multicultural...

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At Shawnee Temple, Kansas City’s Hindus At Home In Their Community

November 3, 2010

Author: Sara Shepherd

Source: The Shawnee Dispatch

http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2010/nov/03/shawnee-temple-kansas-citys-hindus-home-their-comm/

A fireworks display coming Saturday to Swarner Park will symbolize more than meets the eye, at least for most surrounding residents.

 

For Hindu people from across the metropolitan area and surrounding cities – whose central...

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Diwali Festival Reaches Across Cultures

November 3, 2010

Author: Douglas Todd

Source: The Vancouver Sun

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Diwali+festival+reaches+across+cultures/3768473/story.html

The shops and restaurants in Vancouver's Punjabi Market are laying out tables this week covered with candles, fireworks, sweets and saris to prepare for the popular festival of Diwali on Friday.

 

Marked by street signs in both the English and Punjabi...

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HAF Critical Of Obama Canceling Golden Temple Visit

November 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hafsite.org/HAF_Critical_Obama_Canceling_Temple_Visit

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed concern over the White House’s announcement that President Barack Obama would not be visiting Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, Punjab -- the holiest shrine for Sikhs -- on his upcoming trip to India. According to some sources the decision was made...

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DhanaSeva: November Illumines Diwali Through Service

November 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/november-1-2010

Building on the tradition of UtsavSeva (performing service and giving back to community during festivals), Hindu American Seva Charities is leading the national effort to promote DhanSeva (resources empowerment). DhanSeva is community service during the month of November, while celebrating the festival of Diwali. It...

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Festival Of Lights Brightens Night Sky

November 1, 2010

Author: Nicole Azores-Gococo

Source: The Emory Wheel

http://www.emorywheel.com/detail.php?n=28940

Members of the Hindu Students Association (HSA) brought the colorful joy and festivity of Indian culture to Emory’s campus through Friday evening’s celebration of Diwali. Food, entertainment and education about Hindu tradition and beliefs helped more than 400 Emory student attendees share the beautiful and enlightening significance of the...

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