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Virtual Festál: Diwali — Lights of India

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The 8th annual Diwali: Lights of India is organized by Northwest Share, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization run by 100% volunteers. Northwest Share promotes arts, culture. education, health and humanities.

This year, owing to restrictions placed on large public gatherings, they are going virtual. Please join from home to experience and enjoy this grand live cultural festival, captured forever for viewing on your computer, laptop, or mobile device!

All the performances are exclusively created and produced for this virtual Diwali festival. The grand lineup is comprised of performances by local and international artists from India. Most of the performances by local artists are recorded at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.

Highlights:

Great Musical extravaganza: Local music organization "Temple of Music" Ms. Lalitha Mohan, accomplished classical musician from Chennai, India Acclaimed violinist, Akshay Ganesh Rajagopalan (son and disciple of world-renowned violin Maestro Ganesh Rajagopalan) & friends from Chennai, India.

Classical dance performances by local dance schools: Bharatanatyam by Nrityalaya Odissi by Urvasi Dance Ensemble Mohiniyattam by Mohini Dance School Folk dances by the local dance school Chennai Beats dance academy

World's oldest martial arts: Kalaripayattu by Douglas Ridings

Visual Arts Gallery: showcasing Madhubani paintings by Deepti Designs

Mixing of spices by Harry Terhanian from Northwest Share Cooking demo 

Making Diwali sweets by Meghna Avnish Patel Itiffin4U

Diwali fireworks

Enjoy this grand cultural festival showcasing the beautiful art and culture of India, with your family and friends, from the comfort of your home. Happy Diwali to everyone! Let this festival of lights bring happiness, health, prosperity and peace to everyone.

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