Canada PM Justin Trudeau celebrates Diwali with Indian community
Canada PM Justin Trudeau celebrates Diwali with Indian community


Ottawa [Canada] Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrated the Hindu festival of lights -Diwali -- with the Indian Community in Ottawa on Monday.

Dressed in a black Sherwani, Trudeau lit the ceremonial lamp with offering Pooja and wished the Indian Diaspora a happy Diwali.

Indian High Commissioner to Canada Vikas Swarup was also there on the occasion.

"Diwali Mubarak! We're celebrating in Ottawa tonight. #HappyDiwali!," Trudeau tweeted.

 In very last month, Canada Post and India Post had together issued two stamps to rejoice Diwali.

Diwali, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joviality across India, marks the return Lord Ram, the King of Ayodhya in northern India, after his victory over demon king Ravana in distant Lanka, as well as the end of his 14-year-long exile. Lord Ram is usually regarded as the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Diwali is also celebrated to honor the Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu divinity of wealth and prosperity and companion of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that the Goddess Lakshmi blesses those homes that are dirt free and glowing lit.

Known for taking on cultural and religious diversity, Prime Minister Trudeau had also lately celebrated and greeted the Muslim population in his country on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr in June this year.


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