Diwali: Lighting Up the Darkness

The Diversity Fellowship celebrated Diwali on Thursday, Nov. 1. Many students from all walks of life came together to witness the “Festival of Lights.” The evening was filled with traditional Indian dances and cuisine.

“Diwali” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali,” which means a row of lights. Every home is lit with the orange glow of twinkling Diyas which are lights that signify the lights triumph over darkness.

The Diyas welcome Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Multi-colored Rangoli are floral decorations that bring the beautiful colors of the festival to life.

Diwali represents the triumph of goodness over evil and light over darkness and the coming of the Hindu New Year.

“To me, Diwali is a time of commrodery between family and friends, and signifies the coming of good things,” Says Nadya Tilluckdharry.

With the coming of the new year, Tilluckdharry looks forward to academic success and good relationships with friends.

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