On Saturday, Oct. 18, you can celebrate Diwali, Festival of Lights at Radha Madhav Dham Temple starting at 5 p.m. with music, performances, food, sparklers, dancing, fireworks and more throughout the night.
- 5 p.m. – Food and Games Booths Open
- 6:30 p.m. – Singing of Ramayan Chaupais
- 7:30 p.m. – Speech by Swami Nikhilanand
- 8:15 p.m. – Ram Leela & Dance Performances
- 8:45 p.m. – Offer Arti to Bhagwan Ram
- 9:30 p.m. – Midnight Dandia Garba (dancing) on Maha Raas Mandal (outdoors)
Free admission and parking!
Diwali is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. The use of lights on Diwali carries a deep meaning — within each person’s heart, there lies the potential for both good and evil. These qualities are called sattvic and tamas in Sanskrit and they represent light and darkness, respectively. Developing the sattvic quality of one’s mind through good thoughts and actions, and through devotion to God, is like lighting up your heart, which drives away the darkness of tamas.
To learn more about Diwali and the Radha Madhav Dham Temple, please visit the event website.