Diwali Toolkit Sunday, November 3, 2013
Namaste is a traditional Hindu greeting based on the belief that each one of us is a part of God or the Divine.
Diyas symbolize the knowledge that destroys negative traits such as anger, jealousy, greed, fear or suffering.
Diwali is a time for Hindus to visit the temple and pray for the wellbeing of their family and friends….and for peace for all living beings in this world.
Rangoli, made of colored powder, dry grains and/or flowers, adorns the doorstep to welcome guests with honor. Diwali is a season for visiting with friends and family.
Savory snacks, like samosas, are also relished to the last crumb.
New clothing is worn to pay respect to Goddess Lakshmi for blessings of prosperity, good health and good fortune.
Diwali means family, friends, fun, food, festivity, and firecrackers. Happy Diwali!