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MSU Diwali celebration set Nov. 22

November 16, 2009

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The Indian Student Association of Montana State University will celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, with a night of song, dance, Indian culture and food set for 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in Ballrooms C and D of the MSU Strand Union Building.

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

The event will include performances of Bharatanatyam, a traditional Indian dance form known for its grace, Bollywood dances and musical performances as well as Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic.

Tickets are $5, with children under age 8 free of charge. Tickets will be sold from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Monday and Friday in the SUB near the Cat Card Office. Tickets are also available from noon-5 p.m.daily at the Diversity Awareness Office in the SUB.

For more information, please call 994-5801 or email isabzn@gmail.com

Phenocia Bauerle (406) 994-5801, phenocia.bauerle@montana.edu