Children dressed as Hindu deities, dancers in sparkling saris, singers performing everything from traditional Diwali songs to pop music — those were just some of the sights and sounds at the Indian Americans of Lexington Diwali festival on Sunday. Combined with the smell of food from Royal Indian Bistro, it was truly a feast for the senses. Here’s a taste:

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  1. Thank you for posting wonderful pictures reflecting Dewali
    Very well done
    Nice to see Lexington town leadership to come and bless this celebratory annual function

    Diwali known as Indian Festival of Lights.
    Dewali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”.
    On the day of Diwali, people worship Maa Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth & prosperity.
    Diwali in Various Religions
    Diwali is one of those Indian festivals that unify different religions, regions and cultures. The festival finds significance in Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism along with Hinduism.
    Hindus celebrate to honor Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.
    Jains celebrate the festival as the day when Mahavira, their last Tirthankara on earth, attained Nirvana or enlightenment.
    The Buddhists celebrate Diwali as the day when Emperor Ashoka converted himself to Buddhism.
    The Sikhs celebrate the festival to remember the homecoming of their Guru Har Gobind Ji from the prison of Emperor Jahangir along with numerous Hindu gurus.
    To Sikhs, it is known as Bandi Chhor Divas
    To Christians Moslems , Zoroastrians ,Jewish and others it is also celebratory event in India
    Every one celebrates as part of society respecting all for happiness .
    Happy Dewali celebratory function in Lexington reflected that spirit to enjoy with family and friends
    Congratulations to IAL for making it possible
    Dinesh Patel
    Precinct 6 tm

  2. Thank you for attending the event!
    The pictures look beautiful!

    We appreciate this gesture and togetherness with you all!!


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