[Marxism] Celebration of death

Marla Vijaya kumar marlavk at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 10 21:29:11 MDT 2013

Some comrades have expressed their disagreement about celebrating somebody's death. 

But here in India, the most important Hindu festival, the festival of lights, Diwali is a celebration to mark the death of the epic demon, Narak. It seems he was so cruel and caused so much suffering to the people that they went and appealed to Lord Vishnu. He was killed in a battle with Vishnu. Narak was so cruel, he had not allowed anybody to even light their homes. They lived in darkness as long as he ruled.
On hearing the news of his death, people danced with joy and lit lights all over the place. Thus Diwali had become a celebration of joy and lights.
Connect to our times. A demon had died and what is wrong with celebrating the joyous event?
Vijaya Kumar Marla

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