Hindu celebration of Deepavali

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, has issued his annual message to mark the Hindu celebration of Deepavali. The text is entitled “Christians and Hindus: Fostering human relationships through friendship and solidarity”. Deepavali (also called Diwali) celebrates the victory of truth over falsehood, light over darkness, life over death, good over evil. The celebrations last three days and mark the beginning of a new year, a time for family reconciliation, especially among brothers and sisters, and adoration of the Divine. The date for the feast can vary. Hindu communities in Canada begin their celebrations of Deepavali this year on November 3.

diwali-greeting

Link to the Message

Thank you,  Ela of Poet4Justice.

7 thoughts on “Hindu celebration of Deepavali

      • I love the Hindu and their philosophy and thought it be great to combine the two … I would have to read more, though. You’ve given me the introduction, now I’ll have to find the time to learn more. Again, thank you, Perpetua. 🙂

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