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Aahana Brings Light, Hope

“This year’s Diwali will be a quiet one though, as we celebrate with close family members and friends, keeping in mind the COVID-19 protocols."
04 Nov 2021 10:27
Aahana Brings Light, Hope
From left: Eight-month old Aahana with proud parents Edwin and Aashna Maharaj in Vatuwaqa. Photo: Leon Lord.

Diwali holds special significance to Hindu married couples who will celebrate the ‘Festival of Lights’ with their first-born child.

This is more like a family reunion as both sides of the baby’s family unite to mark the celebrate.

Aashna and Edwin Maharaj have a new member of her family, Aahana Maharaj, who will celebrate her first Diwali in Vatuwaqa, Suva.

Mrs Maharaj said they were extremely blessed to celebrate Diwali this year with their eight-month-old daughter.

“Diwali signifies well over evil and the name Aahana is symbolic, representing light and hope,” she said.

Aahana is the couple’s first child and youngest grandchild of both families.

“Celebrating Diwali with her this year makes it a special moment for all of us,” she added.

“For my family, Diwali means it is a time to thank God for his blessings. We are looking forward to a prosperous year ahead.

“This year’s Diwali will be a quiet one though, as we celebrate with close family members and friends, keeping in mind the COVID-19 protocols. 

“We are a family of three, including Aahana’s paternal and maternal grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins.”

On behalf of the family, she wishes everyone a happy and prosperous Deepawali.

Feedback:  shreeya.verma@fijisun.com.fj



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