My Diwali invites you to the home of little Leela and her elder brother, Aadi. They celebrate joyfully the five days of Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights—lights of virtue. Aadi is never afraid of speaking up against anything wrong and Leela is a thoughtful little girl. Aadi gets a criminal arrested, so Maa and Papa appreciate him by talking about stories behind the five days of Diwali and victory of good over evil.
While enjoying the festival, the kids discover that the Divine lives within their hearts in the form of virtue. They learn how Diwali brings the lights of personal success, social justice, and ecological peace during the darkest days of the year. The authors invite you to light a lamp spreading the lights of virtue this Diwali.
Big, sparkling eyes and smiling faces brighten up the book’s cartoon illustrations… The family’s pep is matched by that of the educational text, which delivers a colorful encapsulation of Diwali’s religious lore…Read More
Not just beautiful but also thought provoking and engaging… A highly recommended addition to any home that wants to add more meaning to their Diwali celebrations..Read More
Hindu American Foundation
A real gem, My Diwali – Lights of Virtue, a children’s book by the brilliant Priya Kumari, is designed to introduce children to Hindu festivals’ “inner meanings” and to Hindu traditions. Set as a family conversation…Read More
Prof. Ved P. Nanda
A must have for anyone who really wants to know what Diwali truly means and how it can inspire children to discover their inner strength and wisdom.