Celebrating the Hindu Festival Of Lights

November 9, 2009

Author: Neel Madhukar

Source: The Emory Wheel

Lord James W. Dooley made a surprise appearance Friday night in the Cox Hall Ballroom, as he joined in on the traditional high-energy Indian bhangradance during Emory’s celebration of Diwali.

The Hindu Students Association (HSA) held its annual Diwali event to celebrate the traditional Hindu holiday also known as the Festival of Lights.

Friday’s festivities began with a Hindu puja, or prayer ceremony, where participants prayed for prosperity for the coming year. 

The colored candles that lit the path from the beginning of the quad to the entrance of Cannon Chapel created a warm atmosphere and echoes of musical chants filled the air.