Vic Storyteller, JB will be at The Hub@Docklands Monday October 24th11.00am... telling children's stories to celebrate Diwali (Hindu festival of lights).
Diwali or Deepawali, known as the festival of lights, is an important festival in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, celebrated for different reasons, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. Lakshi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, is closely associated with Diwali. It is believed that at Diwali, Lakshmi wanders the streets after sunset spreading wealth and prosperity. Lakshmi is looking for light so people arrange lamps and candles around their homes and in windows to attract Lakshmi to bless their home with prosperity. During Diwali, lights illuminate every corner of India.Some people even leave their doors open on Diwali night, hoping Lakshmi will enter their home and spread wealth within.
80 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands (near the corner of Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade - look for the giant rabbit sculpture)
Melway reference: 2E H7
Learn more about JB Rowley here