Bendigo Festival of Lights – Diwali

diwali15The Hare Krishna Community of Bendigo welcomes all members of Bendigo community (and beyond) to celebrate the Festival of Lights, also known as Diwali or Deepavali, on Saturday 19 October 2019 from 4pm onwards at the Uniting Church Hall, Forest Street, Bendigo.


Diwali is a five-day festival in many regions of India, with Diwali night centering on the new moon – the darkest night – at the end of the Hindu lunar month of Ashwini and the start of the month of Karthika. In the Common Era calendar, Diwali typically falls towards the end of October, or first half of November each year. The darkest night of autumn lit with diyas, candles and lanterns, makes the festival of lights particularly memorable. Diwali is also a festival of sounds and sights with fireworks and rangoli designs; the festival is a major celebration of flavors with feasts and numerous mithai (sweets, desserts), as well as a festival of emotions where Diwali ritually brings family and friends together every year.

The Hare Krishna Community of Bendigo welcomes all members of Bendigo community (and beyond) to celebrate the Festival of Lights, also known as Diwali or Deepavali, on Saturday 19 October 2019 from 4pm onwards at the Uniting Church Hall, Forest Street, Bendigo.

 

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CHANDIGARH, INDIA – NOVEMBER 10: People of city made portrait of Lord Buddha by lighting of approximate 4500 earthen lamps to spread peace and harmony on the eve of Diwali at Plaza sector 17 on November 10, 2015 in Chandigarh, India. Festival of light Diwali is one of the most important festival of India celebrated with lighting of diyas, bursting of crackers and exchange of sweets and gifts. Lord Ganesha and Godess Lakshmi were worshipped as symbol of wealth and prosperity. (Photo by Sanjeev Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

 

Diwali in Bendigo

 

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