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Divali

Divali Facts

Divali is a variation of the Sanskrit word ‘Deepavali’. ‘Deepa’ means light and ‘vali’ means ring/wreath.The practice of cleaning, decorating and lighting deyas stems from the Ram and Sita narrative. Upon the return of Lord Ram with his wife Sita, the citizens of Ayodhya cleaned the city ...
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In light of the upcoming First Peoples' public holiday, I thought it would be beneficial if general information concerning the history of our nation's First Peoples were shared.The terms ‘Caribs’ and ‘Arawaks’ were bestowed on indigenous persons by colonial powers. These terms had negative m ...
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