BBSL DIWALI & NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS 2016
Bardai Brahmin Samaj London's annual Diwali Celebrations Event is back and better than ever before!
Saturday 12th November 2016
6.00PM till 11.00PM
Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Complex, 215 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, London, NW9 8AQ
DEMAND WILL BE HIGH SO PLEASE PURCHASE
YOUR TICKETS WELL IN ADVANCE TO AVOID ANY DISAPPOINTMENT
For members: £7.50 for 13 years or older or £5.00 for 12 years and younger
For non-members: £10 for adults and children
Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.
Seating is to be issued on a first book first serve basis - if you wish to be seated next to family members please ensure they book at the same time as you and please email email@example.com to request seating next to each other
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Download 2016 Nominations Form HERE
History & Meaning
Diwali is perhaps the most well-known of the Hindu festivals.
The word Diwali means 'rows of lighted lamps' and is celebrated for 5 days according to the lunar Hindu Calendar. It begins in late Ashwin (September–October) and ends in early Kartika (October–November). The first day is Dhan Teras. The last day is Yama Dvitiya, which signifies the second day of the light half of Kartika.
The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance, although the actual legends that go with the festival are different in different parts of India:
In northern India and elsewhere, Diwali celebrates Lord Shri Rama's return from fourteen years of exile to Ayodhya after the defeat of Ravana and his subsequent coronation as king;
In Gujarat, the festival honours Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth;
In Nepal Diwali commemorates the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon king Narakaasura;
In Bengal, it is associated with the Goddess Maa Kali.
In India Hindus will leave the windows and doors of their houses open so that Lakshmi can come in. Rangoli are drawn on the floors - rangoli are patterns and the most popular subject is the lotus flower.