Diwali – one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar will be celebrated with great devotion and splendor. Celebrations will begin with Kids Diwali Carnival on Saturday, October 14th - the day will be filled with family activities, outdoor carnival and fireworks in the evening.
On the day of Diwali, Thursday, October 19th, a ceremony, known as Chopda Pujan, will take place in the evening. Hundreds of new account books – in a variety of paper and electronic forms – are sanctified through the showering of flowers petals and rice grains amid the chanting of Vedic hymns and prayers.
The day following Diwali is the beginning of the Hindu New Year. At the start of the Hindu New Year, devotees arrive at mandir for early morning darshan of the beautifully adorned sacred images and to take part in the New Year's first arti.
The Hindu New Year is traditionally celebrated with the Annakut – literally meaning, a mountain of food. Every year over 1,000 unique thals (vegetarian delicacies) are offered in devotional gratitude for the past year and to seek blessings for the New Year ahead. The Annakut offering includes hundreds of items of food, snacks, sweets, pickles, spicy dishes, salads, fruit drinks and other items devotionally prepared by devotees. We cordially invite you for darshan of the Grand Annakut with family and friends.