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Celebrating 'festival of light'

One of the most important festivals in the Hindu and Sikh calendar begins today. Diwali (Hindu) and Bandi Chhor (Sikh) have different origins but have an universal celebration of good over evil and light over darkness.

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Festival of light celebrations start today

Diwali is the most popular festival from the Indian sub-continent to celebrate the victory of good over evil, light over darkness Credit: Press Association Images

One of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar begins today. Diwali, or the festival of lights, sees worshippers lighting candles as they celebrate good over evil and light over darkness. Hundreds of people are expected at Reading's Hindu Temple later to take part in the week long event.

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