(RNS) — For one Malaysian family descended from Indians who migrated from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the rituals of Diwali have been renewed every year for four generations.
(RNS) — In the various stories that make Oct. 27 a holy day for so many, we have models of what true righteousness looks like. They are sharp rejoinders of what we should be doing and how we should be living.
(AP) — The festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in India and other countries — long observed in immigrant communities around the U.S. — is now going mainstream.
(RNS) One marks the harvest, others are festivals of lights. Now and in the coming weeks, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists and Yoruba are celebrating different holidays, shown in this slideshow.
(RNS) Muslims, Jews and Christians have long had stamps recognizing their holidays. Now it's Hindus' turn.
The Hindu festival of lights, or Diwali, is celebrated all over the world with music, dance and fireworks. In Kathmandu, Nepal, it is known as the Tihar festival to the Newar community, who observe the start of their new year 1136 according to the lunar calendar.
(RNS) More than a billion people around the globe -- nearly a fifth of the world’s population -- are preparing to celebrate the festivals of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas.
(RNS) “I think if the school granted the (Diwali) holiday, then his friends would know, ‘OK, you are a Hindu,’” said Jyoti Sharma, who is asking the Millburn Township School District to consider a day off for Diwali for her son.