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Diwali Celebrations at Nalanda University

October 31, 2016

Nalanda University celebrated the Indian festival Diwali on October 30, 2016. All the three Residence Halls (Tathagat, Ajatashatru and Maitreya) and the interim- campus of Nalanda University were beautifully decorated with Diyas (lamps) and colorful rangolis by the students.

The students also performed “Ram-Leela“ (story of Lord Rama) where the Indian classical dance form Kathak was set to Sanskrit Shlokas to narrate the story of Lord Rama. Diwali is said to have originated from the festivities that the people of Ayodhya had indulged in upon the return of their King Lord Rama from exile. The city of Ayodhya was decorated with lamps on this day. Students and staff were also invited by Professor Pankaj Mohan, Dean of the School of Historical Studies at his residence for Diwali celebrations.

Diwali celebrations, 2016
Students celebrating Diwali, 2016

Image Credits: Saket Agasti, Amit Srivastva   

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