News, Views and More from Batch'64, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, SriLanka
"Best and the Brightest from 1964"
Happy Diwali to everyone. May the glow of the 1000 lamps brighten everyone’s life.
Nisantha and Piching
May you al have a blessed and happy Divali. May the light of Divali brighten your lives and all who associate with you.
Wishing you all happy Divali for all Batchmates families celibrating this day.
Happy Divali to ALL .
Sam- by the way — all the photos above were sent to you by me, some time back , perhaps in 2015 or so, when you started the Blog .
Obama Family- a friend of mine sent it to me back in 2014 when I was there in SL after the RU .
What technology can come up with !- Great Imagination !!
Here is my Divali Story – My stay at Mt Lavinian Hotel – October 2011.
I was with my son and gf that year, when we visited SL to see my mother , for her 94th b’day . She passed away a year later .
I took these photos at Mt Lavinia Hotel back in Oct 2011- when I visited SL and stayed there for a week . It was Divali time, and Mt Lavinia had a very nice display of designs and decor done in colored rice grains on the floor of the main lobby and dining room , along with the traditional lamp and the bulath kola with the oil wick lit inside it . The Srilankan Food counter was decorated with banana leaves .
The whole place was so very beautifully done. They even had some male drummers entertain the crowd at lunch time, dressed in traditional attire , and sacred ashes and saffron powder on their forehead and bodies .
The tourists just lapped it up- me included .
By the way- the original story of Divali from what I know, of how it all started , originated when Sita was returned to India, by Hanuman and Rama , after she was abducted by Ravana, and taken to Lanka for a period of time .
India mourned for the loss of Sita and stayed in the dark so to speak till she returned .
She was not touched by Ravana and remained ‘pure ‘ in her character
Then, the people of the Indian Kingdom celebrated the return of their beautiful princess , and lit the lamps — Divali- Time of Light was born .
Happy Divali to the Class of 64
— Deepthie ( also means Bright Light ! )
I forgot that the images came from you. I actually reposted the same composite I used last year. Glad I re-kindled some pleasant memories for you.
Happy Divali to all our Batch-mates.
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