November 3

12:00 PM

Dr. Mandar Pattekar will lead this World Affairs Wednesday discussion of one of the most important holidays in the Hindu faith.

Diwali: The Hindu Festival of Lights

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.