How and why do Hindus celebrate Divali?
This half term (Autumn 1) Year 4 have been learning about Divali, a celebration of light. One of the famous stories is the story of Rama and Sita. We studied this tale and made our own Diva lights as a result of hearing the story and learning about Divali.
Rama and Sita were banished from their Kingdom by Rama’s father. They were banished for 14 years… They made their own life in the woods. One day Princess Sita saw a gold dear and asked Rama to get this for her. Whilst he was gone an old man stopped by the cottage. He turned out to be the mean King Ravana in disguise! He kidnapped her to a land far far away.
When Rama returned from his hunt, his princess was gone. An old friend, Hanuman the King of monkeys helped him rescue the princess. They reached the island and killed the mean King saving the princess. They returned to their Kingdom, the path to which was illuminated by diva lamps, lit by the people to guide Rama and Sita home.
We have made our own diva lamps and they are beautiful! Well done Year 4.