Archive for November 3rd, 2010
Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Diwali, the Hindu
Festival of Light
Nov 03 : 02 days to Diwali
Did you know that Hindus believe in one all-powerful Absolute, called Brahman?
Hinduism, however, is classified as a polytheistic faith, because aspects of the Brahman are represented by thousands of gods and goddesses, including Brahma (Creator), Vishnu (Preserver), Shiva (Destroyer), and Lakshmi (Wealth). In fact, Hindu is said to be a religion of a million and one gods.
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 and is the most important Hindu festival on the annual calendar. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Diwali.
Diwali begins Friday November 05, 2010.
…a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty…*
Are you the master of clichés? Today is your day to use all of them. Cram them all in. Remember, it’s not over ’til the fat lady… oh, never mind!
* source: wikipedia – Cliché
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