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Locals share traditions at Balvihar
amarillo.com / Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:17:53 +0000

With her legs crossed under a fuchsia sari, Mona Agarwal told a gaggle of 3- to 5- year- olds about Lord Rama, a valiant prince whose story shapes the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Rama was exiled to an island, separated from wife Sita. He built a bridge, defeated the 10-headed, demon king Ravana, and reunited with Sita.

“Little lamps are burning bright, burning bright, burning bright — it’s Diwali,” sang the children to the tune of “London Bridge Is Falling Down,” filling the Hindu Temple of Amarillo with their young, off-pitch voices.

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