Statue of St. Michael. 1750. University of Bonn. Photo: Public Domain Wikimedia Commons
“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” ~ Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes (1911)
By Nina Heyn – Your Culture Scout
The struggle between the forces of good and evil lies at the root of all religions. In India, one of the most important Hindu religious celebrations of the year is Diwali, which symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.” On the third day of this festival, homes are lit with thousands of lights, and the streets fill with celebrations devoted to the goddess Lakshmi.