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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