Boston Area Family Celebrates Diwali

November 14, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On November 14, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that "Indra Prasad-Milowe is preparing for the Hindu festival of lights, called Diwali ...'Everyone opens their homes, everyone forgives and forgets,' says Prasad-Milowe. Her family gives money to charities and they "light lamps of unity and brotherhood to make the world happy'...The festival honors Lakshimi, a Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. According to the myth, on the third day of this five-day festival, Lakshimi descends to Earth to visit places that are lit and clean, showering 'blessings of guidance and clarity,' explains Prasad-Milowe...In the multicultural Prasad-Milowe household - Indra's husband, George, is Jewish-American and she is Indian - the last few months of the year are a busy time. After Diwali comes the Hindu New Year, then Thanksgiving, and Hanukkah."