Diwali and New Year Annakut celebrations were celebrated with great enthusiasm at the Westchester BAPS Mandir by the devotees and visitors. On Diwali day people attended the Chopda Pujan which was performed with tradition rituals.
The New Year Day celebrations began early with devotees wishing each other Nutan Varsh Abhinandan, followed by Aarti. Pujya Amritcharit Swami and Pujya Vivikyogi Swami were present in the morning and delivered inspiring discourses. Rajbhog Aarti was in presence of Pujya Santo, devotees and visitors. The evening assembly included kirtans appropriate for the occasion and a Pravachan in Hindi on Ektaa. Invited guests included Major Donors for the Mandir, the Electrician John Malovsky and the construction workers who worked to complete the major work prior to the Grand Opening.