La elevene beskrive og illustrere ulike høytider feiret i hinduismen og deres betydning for religionen.
DIWALI / DIVALI
Navratri means “nine nights” in Sanskrit. It is the celebration of fertility and the harvest. It honors Durga, the Hindu mother goddess. Navratri is on the first new moon in early autumn, usually in September or October. There are also four other Navratri celebrations during the year. The celebrations and ceremonies include colorful clothing, dancing, fasting, and rituals.
Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights and is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness. Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, fortune, luxury, and prosperity is believed to visit and bless each house on Diwali eve. Diwali is also connected to the story of Rama and Sita from the ancient text Ramayana.
Holi is also known as the "Festival of Love", the "Festival of Colors", and the "Festival of Spring". It is usually held in March and signifies the end of winter and the beginning of spring, as well as honoring the triumph of good over evil. Revelers throw bright colorful powders called gulal, light bonfires, eat sweets, and dance to traditional music.