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PHOTOS: Hindu holiday Diwali lights up the State House

  • Pratima Scharm,7, looks at the light she brought to the celebrate the Festival of Lights, or Diwali, with Concord’s Hindu Community at the State House on Wednesday night, Oct. 18, 2017. The event was hosted by Building Community in NH (formerly Bhutanese Community of NH) and Creating Community. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Sudha Khatiwada and her daughter Bishakha, 4, light the opening flower box of peace offering for the first day of Diwali at the State House on Wednesday night, Oct. 18, 2017. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Priyanka Subedi (right) and her cousin Samickshya Subedi arrive at the State House to begin celebrating the Hindu holiday known as Diwali or the “œFestival of Lights.” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff


Thursday, October 19, 2017

With candles and ceremonial saris, people headed to the State House on Wednesday to kick off Diwali, the festival of lights, signifying the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.