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A Happy and Prosperous Diwali

A Happy and Prosperous Diwali

Wishing Happy and Prosperous
Deepawali - Festival of light

May the Goddess of Wealth
Bring Happiness and glory to all
Lets us pray For

Global unity and Peaceful Society


Obama lits Diwali lamp in White house

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Hindu Priest Sri Narayanachar Digalakote, light an oil lamp in observation of Diwali, the 'Festival of Lights,' a holiday celebrated across faiths in India,Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Obama wished everyone a 'Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak' to become the first US president to personally join an event celebrating the Indian festival of lights.'This coming Saturday, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, here in America and around the world, will celebrate this holiday by lighting diyas, or lamps, which symbolise the victory of light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance,' said Obama at a ceremony in the East Room.
Hindu priest with a three-forked tilak on his forehead chanted 'Asatoma Sadgamaya' (Lead us from the unreal to the real, from darkness to light, from death to liberation) from the Upanishads.

Obama listened intently as the priest ended his invocation…