They’re not just rows of lamps . . . they light the way to the biggest celebration on the Hindu calendar! In this BrainPOP UK movie, Tim and Moby shine a light on the festival of Divali. In this educational, animated movie, you’ll learn about why this five-day celebration is so important to people in India and people even if they follow different religions. Discover why Divali is observed in 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 how it is celebrated, from the lighting of lamps and fireworks to the taking of ritual oil baths! We’ll keep the lights on for you!

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