Dr. Mandar Pattekar will lead this World Affairs Wednesday discussion of one of the most important holidays in the Hindu faith.
Diwali is the Festival of Light in the Hindu faith. With nearly a billion followers, Hindus around the world will celebrate together and in the communities where they have settled. Peoria has a wonderful community of Hindus who have made Central Illinois their home. The Hindu Temple of Peoria offers a wealth of avenues to explore the faith and the most important celebrations on their calendar.
Dr. Pattekar has spoken and written widely on Hinduism. He will offer a slide presentation, and will follow the presentation with discussion.