Diwali, the festival of lights, is an ancient Hindu holiday honoring the triumph of good against evil, hope over despair. Lakshmi, the four-armed goddess of wealth and prosperity, is its principal deity. Looti is a Diwali tradition for the Chabria family.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is an ancient Hindu holiday honoring the triumph of good against evil, hope over despair. Lakshmi, the four-armed goddess of wealth and prosperity, is its principal deity. Looti is a Diwali tradition for the Chabria family. BEA AHBECK CASSON Merced Sun-Star file
Diwali, the festival of lights, is an ancient Hindu holiday honoring the triumph of good against evil, hope over despair. Lakshmi, the four-armed goddess of wealth and prosperity, is its principal deity. Looti is a Diwali tradition for the Chabria family. BEA AHBECK CASSON Merced Sun-Star file

Tossing coins, demonstrating faith in Hindu holiday

November 06, 2015 05:21 AM

UPDATED November 07, 2015 08:55 PM

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