Happy Diwali!

Diwali, or Dipawali, is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (or deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects us from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians.

Venkat Manda will return to Global Roots Radio with a few live performances and play music, talk about how the Diwali spirit of celebrations has evolved over the last few years. Bollywood movies have big films released on the occassion of Diwali and we will talk about upcoming films and play music from those films too!

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