Happy Diwali to all this weekend!

This weekend of November 2020 is a time to celebrate Diwali, the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.



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Diwali - festival of light


For anyone wanting to know more, here's a little more info;


"Each religion marks different historical events and stories.


Hindus celebrate the return of deities Rama and Sita to Ayodhya after their 14-year exile. They also celebrate the day Mother Goddess Durga destroyed a demon called Mahisha.


Sikhs particularly celebrate the release from prison of the sixth guru Hargobind Singh in 1619. But Sikhs celebrated the festival before this date.


In fact, the foundation stone of the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the most holy place in the Sikh world, was laid on Diwali in 1577. The founder of Jainism is Lord Mahavira. During Diwali, Jains celebrate the moment he reached a state called Moksha (nirvana, or eternal bliss)." (https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15451833)


From all of us at By Aurora to everyone celebrating this weekend - have a great time!

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