The Jersey City BAPS Mandir celebrated the festival of Diwali very successfully and understandingly.The actual days of Dhan Teras and Diwali were celebrated in proper tradition which also included a Chopda Pujan on Diwali performed with the traditional Vaidik Vidhi.
On the day of Hindu New Year the hall was full of people for the morning aarti. All were in joy and enthusiastic mood to wish each other a happy new year. The curtains were opened later in the morning and all had a great labh of having Darshan of Akshar � Purushottam Maharaj with a great Annakut offered to them. Thaals were sung and then all haribhaktos offered aarti to Maharaj. The evening program was in the presence of Pujya Santos and included kirtans, a dance by the Bal Mandal, and the message of samp. The sabha was capped off with video Aashirvad of Pramukh Swami Maharaj.