Tag: diwali

Swastika

The swastika is well-recognized as an important Hindu symbol. It represents God (the Brahman) in his universal manifestation, and energy (Shakti). It represents the four directions of the world (the four faces of Brahma). It also represents the Purushartha: Dharma (natural order), Artha (wealth), Kama (desire), and Moksha (liberation). The swastika symbol is traced with…

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Happy Diwali

Last week we celebrated Diwali with my wife’s extended family. We’ve done this for a few years now. We started it as a way for our kids to learn about my wife’s cultural traditions as well as a counter to the commercialism of the American Christmas. Each of the households took turns hosting dinner and…

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