Hundreds celebrate Diwali

Hundreds celebrate Diwali

Hundreds celebrate Diwali

Hundreds celebrate Diwali

Hundreds celebrate Diwali

Hundreds celebrate Diwali

Hundreds celebrate Diwali

Hundreds celebrate Diwali

First published in News

HUNDREDS of people braved the cold autumnal night to celebrate the festival of Diwali in Southampton.

The Vedic Society Hindu Temple was the centre of the celebrations across Hampshire to mark the New Year with fireworks lighting up the night sky.

After the rockets fired into the air and scattered colourful sparks, there was traditional dancing and a service by the priest of the temple, Ritesh Bhatt, where devotion was made to the goddess of wealth.

“It was brilliant, we had a great turnout, probably about 300 people were here,” said the secretary of the Radcliffe Road temple, Dhurjati Shukla.

“The fireworks are the main highlight for tonight it’s gives people the opportunity to meet others here.”

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9:01am Wed 14 Nov 12

Brite Spark says...

I like the Indians they're a friendly lot and behave themselves.
I like the Indians they're a friendly lot and behave themselves. Brite Spark
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9:03am Wed 14 Nov 12

ajw1986 says...

i agree with you Brite Spark, but lets hope the incessant noise now stops. I can't imagine what the animals and young babies are going through!

Must have been a great display i could feel the bangs over in my flat!
i agree with you Brite Spark, but lets hope the incessant noise now stops. I can't imagine what the animals and young babies are going through! Must have been a great display i could feel the bangs over in my flat! ajw1986
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9:26am Wed 14 Nov 12

pushamara says...

Not to sure they had to "brave" the "cold" night though. I worked all last night and it was a very mild 13 degrees throughout the night! Don't be so dramatic echo!
Not to sure they had to "brave" the "cold" night though. I worked all last night and it was a very mild 13 degrees throughout the night! Don't be so dramatic echo! pushamara
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9:51am Wed 14 Nov 12

elvisimo says...

ajw1986 wrote:
i agree with you Brite Spark, but lets hope the incessant noise now stops. I can't imagine what the animals and young babies are going through! Must have been a great display i could feel the bangs over in my flat!
animals and young babies - god sake!
[quote][p][bold]ajw1986[/bold] wrote: i agree with you Brite Spark, but lets hope the incessant noise now stops. I can't imagine what the animals and young babies are going through! Must have been a great display i could feel the bangs over in my flat![/p][/quote]animals and young babies - god sake! elvisimo
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11:48am Wed 14 Nov 12

Over the Edge says...

I respect people's right to celebrate cultural events,,,however my neighbour letting off fireworks in garden whilst I was trying to eat my supper last evening was not very neighbourly,,can't wait for Christmas morning at 6.30am,,,,revenge is dish best served cold and early....
I respect people's right to celebrate cultural events,,,however my neighbour letting off fireworks in garden whilst I was trying to eat my supper last evening was not very neighbourly,,can't wait for Christmas morning at 6.30am,,,,revenge is dish best served cold and early.... Over the Edge
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11:53am Wed 14 Nov 12

Subject48 says...

Over the edge, so would you prefer he did it at 6.30 am then ?
Over the edge, so would you prefer he did it at 6.30 am then ? Subject48
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11:57am Wed 14 Nov 12

elvisimo says...

Subject48 wrote:
Over the edge, so would you prefer he did it at 6.30 am then ?
dont waste your breath.
[quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: Over the edge, so would you prefer he did it at 6.30 am then ?[/p][/quote]dont waste your breath. elvisimo
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2:32pm Wed 14 Nov 12

kingnotail says...

Over the Edge wrote:
I respect people's right to celebrate cultural events,,,however my neighbour letting off fireworks in garden whilst I was trying to eat my supper last evening was not very neighbourly,,can't wait for Christmas morning at 6.30am,,,,revenge is dish best served cold and early....
A few nights a year...Stop the whinging.
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: I respect people's right to celebrate cultural events,,,however my neighbour letting off fireworks in garden whilst I was trying to eat my supper last evening was not very neighbourly,,can't wait for Christmas morning at 6.30am,,,,revenge is dish best served cold and early....[/p][/quote]A few nights a year...Stop the whinging. kingnotail
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3:17pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Over the Edge says...

Subject48 wrote:
Over the edge, so would you prefer he did it at 6.30 am then ?
Fine by me I'm at work by that time
[quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: Over the edge, so would you prefer he did it at 6.30 am then ?[/p][/quote]Fine by me I'm at work by that time Over the Edge
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7:52pm Wed 14 Nov 12

cantthinkofone says...

Brite Spark wrote:
I like the Indians they're a friendly lot and behave themselves.
A well-meaning comment I'm sure, but ironically it demonstrates just as racist a mindset as saying that they're aggressive and behave badly.
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: I like the Indians they're a friendly lot and behave themselves.[/p][/quote]A well-meaning comment I'm sure, but ironically it demonstrates just as racist a mindset as saying that they're aggressive and behave badly. cantthinkofone
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10:31pm Wed 14 Nov 12

SinnerSaint says...

cantthinkofone wrote:
Brite Spark wrote:
I like the Indians they're a friendly lot and behave themselves.
A well-meaning comment I'm sure, but ironically it demonstrates just as racist a mindset as saying that they're aggressive and behave badly.
Indians integrate well, contribute to our society, don't commit much crime and are lovely people in general.

There are some other immigrant communities who unfortunately don't share the same virtues.

I wouldn't say that pointing this fact out makes one a racist.
[quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: I like the Indians they're a friendly lot and behave themselves.[/p][/quote]A well-meaning comment I'm sure, but ironically it demonstrates just as racist a mindset as saying that they're aggressive and behave badly.[/p][/quote]Indians integrate well, contribute to our society, don't commit much crime and are lovely people in general. There are some other immigrant communities who unfortunately don't share the same virtues. I wouldn't say that pointing this fact out makes one a racist. SinnerSaint
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12:45pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Subject48 says...

@Over the edge, maybe if instead of alienating your neighbour because hes "foreign" and having(in your mind) a rightous huff, maybe try to go over have a chat and establish a neighbour relation ship.

You could let your concerns know and compromise on a suitable time for the fireworks could be established.

You just sound like a pathetic, stubborn racist man to me mate.
@Over the edge, maybe if instead of alienating your neighbour because hes "foreign" and having(in your mind) a rightous huff, maybe try to go over have a chat and establish a neighbour relation ship. You could let your concerns know and compromise on a suitable time for the fireworks could be established. You just sound like a pathetic, stubborn racist man to me mate. Subject48
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12:46pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Subject48 says...

@ bright spark, what they've said. Im sure you meant well though! ;)
@ bright spark, what they've said. Im sure you meant well though! ;) Subject48
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