BAPS Syracuse Summer Picnic
Saturday, July 21, 2018,
3:00 pm To 6:bpm
Lysander Park, 8439 Smokey Hollow Rd, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.
Diwali –one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar will be celebrated with great devotion and splendor.On this day, business-owners close existing account books and open new ones in preparation for the year ahead. Devotees alsotake stock of theirspiritual relationship with Bhagwan, and consider any progress or regress they have made in the year past.The ceremony, known as Chopda Pujan,will take place in the evening. Hundreds of new account books –in a variety of paper and electronic forms –aresanctified through the showering of flowers petals and rice grains amid the chanting of Vedic hymns and prayers.
At the start of the Hindu New Year, devotees arrive at mandir for earlymorning darshan of the beautifully adorned sacred imagesand to take part in the New Year's first arti.
The day following Diwali is the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The Hindu New Year is traditionally celebrated with the Annakut –literallymeaning, a mountain of food. Every year over 1,000 unique thals(vegetarian delicacies)areoffered in devotional gratitude for the past year and to seek blessings for the New Yearahead. The Annakut offering includeshundreds 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.