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Breaking Deepavali's binary code

Only against the Dark can you see the Light better

To understand the Hindu Festival of Lights on a deeper, more profound level, I had to see beyond the metaphors of "Light" versus "Darkness" and decode the ciphers within.

THE Festival of Lights, Deepavali, is both sacred and celebratory for Hindus everywhere. It is not our New Year, as is a common misconception, but a day in the solar calendar that is tethered to the waxing moon that most Hindus ascribe to antiquity, during the time of Lord Rama of Ayodhya....