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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 lights underway in the south

One of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar has begun. Diwali, or the festival of lights, sees worshippers lighting candles as they celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Dr Ashok Khare, chairman of the Reading Hindu Festival, explained the significance of the event.

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