This week began the Hindu celebration of Diwali, or festival of lights. According to the Asian American Cultural Center website, this festival "signifies the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. The festival activities and rituals typically extend over a five day period. Hindus dress up in their best outfits, light small clay lamps and participate in prayers to goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of fertility, wealth and prosperity.  Diwali is a major holiday in South Asia, and celebrated by 3 million people in the USA."

The Indian Graduate Students Association will be hosting a Diwali celebration on the main quad from 6-10 p.m. this Saturday, October 21st. They will light up the quad with tea lights and there will be lots of Indian cuisine for sale. The event is open to to the community and kid-friendly. Check out the menu below...items are cash only:

Savory:
Pav Bhaji-$6 (4 half pcs of Pav)
Samosa Chat-$3
Kachori chat-$3
Pani puri-$3 (5 pcs)
Idli+Sambar-$4 (2 pcs of Idli)

Dessert:
Mango lassi-$2
Gulab Jamun-$2 (3pcs)
Gulab jamun+Ice cream-$3
Vermicelli Kheer-$2

Indian masala tea (chai)-$1

Combo 1: Pav bhaji + Pani puri + Kheer for $10
Combo 2: Idli-sambar + Gulab jamun for $5