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Diwali celebrations in Calgary continue to grow, official says

Click to play video: 'Calgarians celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights' Calgarians celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights
WATCH: With singing and bell ringing, the festival of lights was held at the Hindu Society of Calgary on Wednesday – Nov 8, 2018

Candles were lit and bells rang out in a Hindu temple crowded with people wearing colourful fabrics for Diwali on Wednesday evening.

The festival of lights was held at the Hindu Society of Calgary.

“It’s a big festival that we celebrate in India and it’s a main religious function,” said Neena Obhrai, vice-president of religion at the society.

The day symbolizes new beginnings and is very important to the faith, she added.

“Every year it’s getting bigger and bigger because our community is growing rapidly,” Obhrai said.

Her husband, Calgary Forest Lawn MP Deepak Obhrai, celebrated the 18th National Diwali on Parliament Hill on Oct. 30.

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Candles were lit and bells rang out in a Calgary temple crowded with people wearing colourful fabrics for Diwali on Wednesday evening. Global News
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Neena Obhrai is the vice-president of religion at the Calgary Hindu Society. Global News
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Candles were lit and bells rang out in a Calgary temple crowded with people wearing colourful fabrics for Diwali on Wednesday evening. Global News
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Candles were lit and bells rang out in a Calgary temple crowded with people wearing colourful fabrics for Diwali on Wednesday evening. Global News
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Candles were lit and bells rang out in a Calgary temple crowded with people wearing colourful fabrics for Diwali on Wednesday evening. Global News
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People lit candles outside the Dashmesh Culture Centre for Diwali on Wednesday evening. Global News

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