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Uttam's Take on Diwali

Several themes of life are celebrated on Diwali:

The victory of good over evil

The greatness of light over darkness

The purity of the undying love of a wife

And the nobility of friendship and brotherhood.

These themes are remembered when we light oil lamps to celebrate the homecoming of Rama and Sita after killing Ravana, the demon king, with the support of Lakshman and Hanuman. When Lord Ram entered Ayodhya, every house was lit with diyas.

Illustrations by Uttam Ghosh

Evenings of light

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