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• Divali

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780520249134
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940079 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0007
• Divali

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This chapter examines Divali, a ritual event that occurs at the new moon, an autumn festival which has come to be the single most prominent annual event in the lives of many Indians resident in the diasporic West. If one Hindu festival deserves to be integrated into the public calendar of religious festivals observed in Euro-American countries, it should, they feel, be Divali. The chapter concludes with a recipe.

Keywords: Divali; new moon; autumn festival; Hindu festival; Indians

Chapter.  3774 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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