Diwali Cultural Day 2013
The time of Diwali is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year.
Diwali means “Row of Lights” and is a time filled with light and love; a time when Hindus all over the world rejoice. Diwali is celebrated on the thirteenth/fourteenth day in the dark half of Kartik (October – November); it is also known as Krishna Chaturdashi.
It is the darkest night of the darkest period, yet it is a celebration of light! Diwali is heralded as the triumph of good over evil. In context of spirituality this festival gives a very important message- ‘Light the lamp of wisdom and overcome the dark side of one’s own mind. This light of wisdom will also serve as a guide to find the true purpose of life’.
In the SUSU Concourse, all day today, the University of Southampton Hindu Society, are celebrating Diwali with a whole host of exciting activities, including:
- Indian Food & Music
- Henna Painting
- Live Dhol players
- and Aarti at 6pm
So if you’re sitting at home with nothing to do, or just need a break from the stresses of work in the library, then pop into SUSU and experience Diwali Cultural Day!