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Narkasur 2015 in Goa. Recycling the introduction from posts in years past – The Hindu festival of Diwali (Deepavali) has multiple interpretations, all having their basis in the triumph of virtue over vice. One version tells of the vile Narkasur, embodiment of the forces of darkness (tamas), ignorance (avidya) and baseness (adharma). The puranas recount […]

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Night of the demon. Recycling the introduction from an earlier post – The Hindu festival of Diwali (Deepavali) has multiple interpretations, all having their basis in the triumph of virtue over vice. One version tells of the vile Narkasur, embodiment of the forces of darkness (tamas), ignorance (avidya) and baseness (adharma). The puranas recount his […]

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Festival of Lights. Diwali greetings to all! This year the Hindu Festival of Lights, signifying the triumph of good over the forces of darkness, will be celebrated on November 2. In Goa, the symbolism for the festival draws on the tale of Krishna destroying the demon king Narkasur. Giant effigies of the demon are built […]

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