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Sophomore Roohi Sanka sprinkles akshinthalu, a mix of tumeric and rice, onto figures of gods. “There was a Hindu god in human form who came back to his town after years of penance and another god defeated a demon-like figure who was terrorizing the area. Those (stories) are told on Diwali,” she said.

As Diwali festivities begin on Nov. 4, students share differences of celebrating traditions here at CHS compared to India

Royce Brown October 22, 2021

As Diwali approaches on Nov. 4, many Indians prepare for the holiday. On this day which originated in the Indian subcontinent, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Newar Buddhists celebrate the victory of good over...

Senior Ananya Tadikonda plays the veena, a traditional Indian instrument, in celebration of Diwali. Diwali will take place on Oct. 30.

Diwali Q&A with Ananya Tadikonda

Lin-Lin Mo, Reporter October 13, 2016

Q: What is Diwali? T: “It’s kind of a new start to a new life and a time of the year. There is a religious meaning to it, like when the gods defeat the demons, that’s one religious meaning...

Despite ubiquity of certain holiday foods, many families still eat variety of distinct traditional dishes

Despite ubiquity of certain holiday foods, many families still eat variety of distinct traditional dishes

feature December 14, 2015

During the holidays, many people have their own food traditions whether it results from their ethnicity, religion or just their family. Vivian Halloran, Food Studies Professor at Indiana University, observes...

Diwali

Diwali

blogs November 21, 2014

Diwali, the festival of lights is one of the biggest and brightest festivals in India. Many different regions celebrate this holiday, but the universal symbol is the victory of good over evil. The date...

The executive council of ISA stand at the call out meeting and introduce themselves to the new club members.

Indian Student Alliance to Hold Diwali Party

Beats September 25, 2014

Indian Student Alliance (ISA) will have an executive council meeting this Friday in Room A326 to plan a Diwali celebration. Diwali is a Hindu festival that means the festival of lights. Officer and...

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