Students celebrate Diwali


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Vishel Mane takes a picture of the candles at a Diwali celebration at the Fountain of the Four Seasons outside the Memorial Union. The event, which took place on Oct. 22, is a celebration of the victory of light over darkness and is celebrated by many cultures in Asia.

Morgan Kelly

Join the Hindu YUVA, Youth for Unity Virtues and Action, student, organization 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 7 for Deepawali Poojan at Schiletter University Community Center in Ames. There will be food, prayer and lighting of diyas, or small lamps.

Diwali is a time to gather the family, worship, clean the house, bake sweets and traditional Indian foods, and light firecrackers.

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