Social and Religious significance add value

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi –  Diwali, also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, is a Festival of significance celebrated throughout the India and across the globe. The annual event is celebrated in many ways, through family gatherings, buying new clothes, enjoying special treats and watching the fireworks. The fireworks drive away evil spirits to bring luck and prosperity in the New…

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Wyndham Diwali Mela promises cultural bonanza

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz One of the most popular annual events of Australia commemorating India’s Festival of Lights will be held later this month. ‘Wyndham Diwali Mela,’ which has become a fine example of multiculturalism, promises to be bigger and better this year, with the participation of an increasing number of local artistes, performers and guests. ‘Wyndham Diwali Mela 2016’…

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It’s Raksha Bandhan in South India

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz South Indians generally ignore ‘Raksha Bandhan,’ a predominantly North Indian festival which glorifies fraternal relationship. The ‘Rakhi’ that adorns most Hindu wrists in many parts of the country is conspicuous by its absence in the four Southern states, although some families, with the ‘northern influence’ practice the custom. It should however be acknowledged that the number…

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