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Diversity Awareness Office


Building Bridges ~ Creating Community

Join the Indian Student Association

in celebrating Diwali - Festival of Lights


November 22, 2009

Strand Union Building - Ballrooms C & D

6pm - 8pm

A significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism; Diwali (festival of the lights) is celebrated on the first day of the lunar Karita month. The lights represent the victory of good over evil, and as the last harvest of the year is finished, prayers for a good year ahead are made.


The Indian Student Association at MSU invite the public to join in celebrating this holiday, sharing in Indian culture, song and dance while tasting delicious Indian food. This is a tremendous opportunity for exposure to a world that we do not often see or experienced in Montana.

Culture, song, dance and of course, food!

Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance), a traditional dance-form known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses. Today, it is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by many dancers all over the world.

Bollywood Dance (regional Indian dances)

Musical Performances - TBA

Ramayana - an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon. The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being Mahabharata. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.

An authentic Indian menu - including:

Vegetable Byrani
Shourjo's Butter Chicken
Mixed Vegetables
Gulab Jamun

Tickets are $5 - children 8 and under Free

Available at the Diversity Awareness Office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12-5
Friday 11/20 - 11-1 in the Strand Union Building near the Cat Card Office

For more information call 994-5801 Or email