Did You Know? Countdown to Diwali 2009 (10/13)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Hindu Festival of Light

Oct 13 : 04 days to Diwali

Did you know that Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion, with its sacred texts dating back to the middle of the 6th century BCE?

Many historians believe that the early Hindu practices can be dated as far back as the 10th century BCE.

Diwali, or the “festival of lights” is celebrated by Hindus across India and the huge Hindu diaspora spread all over the world. This multi-day festival, whose name literally means “row of lighted lamps“, is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm between late October and November. It’s their most important festival in the annual calendar. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Diwali.

Diwali begins Saturday October 17th, 2009


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