A festival of joy

HAND-ON FUN—Hundreds of Hindus from across the region spent Oct. 19 at Borchard Community Park in Newbury Park to celebrate Vijayadasami (vee-ja-ya-da-sha-mi), one of the most important holidays on the Hindu calendar. At top, Asha Appajigowda of Burbank passes a ball backward during a group competition. At right, Sampriti Thakur leads a traditional Saraswati dance. Below, the Thousand Oaks chapter marches in rhythm.  ...

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