They’re not just rows of lamps. . . they light the way to the biggest celebration on the Hindu calendar!
In this brand new BrainPOP UK movie, Tim and Moby shine a light on the festival of Divali.
Find out why this five-day celebration is so important to people who follow Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Learn what the name “Divali” actually means, and see how the holiday reflects some of the most basic beliefs of the Hindu religion. Explore some of the Hindu mythology behind Divali, including the legend of the return of Rama and the worship of deities like Laksmi and Kali.
And discover many of the customs of Divali, from the lighting of lamps and fireworks, to the taking of ritual oil baths and making delicious sweet treats.
We hope you enjoy the movie and learn a lot. We’ll keep the lights on for you!