Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Diwali, the Hindu
Festival of Light
Oct 22 : 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 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 Wednesday October 26, 2011.