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Hundreds expected to turn out to Diwali celebrations at this Bexleyheath grammar school

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:02 04 October 2017

Diwali celebrations at Townley Grammar in 2016

Diwali celebrations at Townley Grammar in 2016

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Celebrations take place next week

Hundreds are expected to attend the annual Diwali celebrations at a Bexleyheath grammar school next week.

Townley Grammar School will be hosting the biggest event in the Hindu calendar, commonly known as the festival of lights.

Around 500 people attended the event last year, and organisers Devasya Foundation are expecting a similar turnout this year.

The celebration’s main event is a performance of the Ramayana, prepared by 50 children.

The performance is based on the Indian epic poem of the same name, which follows the divine prince Rama rescuing his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana.

Offerings will then be made to a fire in a unique ritual to appease Hanuman, the Hindu God of courage.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 14 from 5pm to 7pm.

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