Thursday, November 11, 2004

Happy Diwali

The Hindu God Rama was on a 14 year exile into the woods with his wife Sita and his brother Laxman, according to The Ramayana. While on exile, Sita was abducted by the Lankan demon Ravana. Then started the war between Rama and his monkey army on one side and the ten-headed Ravana and his demon army on the other, to get Sita back.

Sita was finally rescued by Rama and his army. Around this time, the exile was over too, and Rama came back to his kingdom of Ayodhya. The people of Ayodhya celebrated his return with music, food, colors and a lot of fireworks.

To this day, this day is celebrated as Diwali - the Hindu festival of fireworks.

Hope you have a good time. Please do. And don't do anything stupid. Fireworks can be dangerous. Play safe.

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