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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/22/2016 - 10/23/2016
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Location
JKP Radha Madhav Dahm

Categories


Timing of the Event

5:00 pm     Diwali Mela Begins: Taste of India with Delicious Foods, Sweets,                           Crafts, Clothes, Jewelery, Game Booths
5:30-8:30pm  Sita Ram Abhishek Continues
6:30 pm     Singing of Ramayan Chaupais
7:15 pm     Diya Lighting
7:30 pm     Diwali Speech by Swami Nikhilanand (in English)
8:00 pm     Ram Leela: Hanuman Ji’s Devotion and Love for Lord Ram
8:45 pm     Offer Arti to Bhagwan Ram
9:00 pm     Watch an Amazing Fireworks Show
9:30 pm      Raas Garba (dancing) with Live Band Outdoors
10:30-12am: Chanting inside Temple Hall continues
Govardhan Pooja is Following Day. Offer Prashad to Govardhan Maharaj.  Program between 11am-12:30pm

Sparkle -up your Diwali with Joy
Ignite the flame of devotion in your heart

Diwali, also called Deepawali, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.  It is known as the festival of lights, which stems from its origin.

The use of lights on Diwali also carries a deeper philosophical meaning. Within each person’s heart, there lies the potential for both good and evil. These qualities are called sattvic and tamas in Sanskrit and they represent light and darkness, respectively. Developing the sattvic quality of one’s mind through good thoughts and actions, and through devotion to God, is like lighting up your heart, which drives away the darkness of tamas.

When Radha and Krishna were on the earth planet, They also celebrated Diwali in a special way. They went to Mansi Ganga (a large holy pond near Govardhan hill) and placed floating diyas on the water from opposite sides of the pond. Then They, along with all the Gopis and Gwalbals, created waves with their hands, causing the diyas to cover the entire pond.