Hollywood actress Julia Roberts says the whole world should celebrate Diwali because it “celebrates self confidence, love for humanity and peace”. Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated mainly among Hindus across the world.
Speaking to the media, Julia Roberts said “Diwali should be celebrated unanimously throughout the world as a gesture of goodwill. It not only belongs to Hinduism but is universal in nature and in its essence too. Diwali ignites the values of self confidence, love for humanity, peace , prosperity and above all eternity which goes beyond all mortal factors. Every since I developed my liking and fondness for Hinduism, I have been attracted and deeply fascinated by many facets of the multi dimensional Hinduism. Spirituality in it transcends many barriers of mere religion.”
It can be recalled here that she had recently converted to Hinduism. She was born to a Catholic mother and Baptist father and became interested in Hinduism during her stay in India for the movie “Eat Pray Love”. Her film production company is called “Red Om Films” named after the Hindu symbol Om. Roberts equated Christmas with Diwali and said that both are festivals of lights , good spirits and death of evil.