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The significance of Divali

by | Oct 23, 2014

diwali-diyaAs the Hindu community celebrates the Festival of Lights today, many may meditate on the origins of the celebration.

They may consider their grandfathers who came to the Caribbean bringing with them a rich cultural background.

Hindu Elder, Ravi G sought to explain the significance of this day, by remembering those who came to T&T years ago.

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He stated that initially Divali and Eid-ul-Fitr were not accepted holidays in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Ravi G lamented the fact that recently, Hindus seem to place more emphasis on the lighting of the Deyas and not the true meaning of the occasion.

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