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This Diwali, Vrindavan widows to take pledge to clean Yamuna

The Hindu, 20 October 2014

 

Defying old-age curbs, they will burst crackers and be part of festivities

 

It will be a unique Diwali for widows of Vrindavan. They have decided to celebrate the festival of lights by offering thousands of “diyas” on the ghats of river Yamuna and take a pledge to clean the river.

 

Around 1,000 widows who live in different ashrams in the holy city will burst crackers, sing ‘bhajans’ and be part of Diwali celebrations, defying old-age traditions where widows are not allowed to be part of festivals. Read more....