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As promised, here’s a photo from the other night. We celebrated Diwali with our dear friends Rishi and Meredith, and it was truly magical. A perfect evening filled with tradition, good company, spicy food, and delicious wine.

I asked Rishi for a brief description of the celebration to share with you:

Diwali is the festival of lights… from Hindu mythology it is the night that Lord Ram returned home from a 14 year exile during which he defeated the demon king Ravana. Hindu festivals follow the lunar calendar – Diwali is always on a moon-less night – hence the lights to show the way home.

The puja (prayer) in the picture is to Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) and Ganesh (god of auspicious beginings).

I feel so lucky to have been able to share in this wonderful evening with our friends. Thanks again, R&M!!