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Diwali

Every year, in the fall, the Indian community of Colorado Springs join together to put up a show with songs and dances highlighting the rich cultural heritage of India. The performance features Indian classical, folk and modern dances along with beautifully performed live music covering many, many years of Indian history. These programs have been highly praised for their professional presentations and traditionally, the tickets are sold out well in advance. Please visit this website frequently for updates on this year's show. If you would like to get involved in the show please contact us.


Diwali, the festival of the lamps

Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is the most glamorous one. Homes are decorated with lighted lamps to create a magical atmosphere of joy and festivity. Diwali celebrations in India are similar to Christmas celebrations in the USA. In the north, Diwali is celebrated for king Rama's return after his epic war with Ravana, the demon king of Lanka. In the south, legend concerns the victory of good over evil. Narakasura, the demon of hell, challenged Krishna for a battle. After a fierce fight lasting two days, the demon was killed.