Updated: Nov 1, 2018
Namaste Friends and Family,
Shree Maa is preparing for Diwali at the Lalita Chandika Temple and all are invited to attend and welcome her back from India!
She has blessed us with two celebrations. On Tuesday evening, November 6th, at 9:00 pm be a Kali Puja followed by a Kali Homa at 10:00 pm. Then on Saturday, November 10th, starting at 5:30 pm will be a Kali Homa followed by Diwali Celebrations.
Diwali is one of the most favored Hindu holidays. The celebration is a reminder to share our love and shine our light on humanity, nature, and the world at large.
The name "Diwali" is derived from the word deepavali, which means a "row of lights, or lamps."
On Diwali, we celebrate by lighting lamps and placing them all around the house and temple.
The spiritual significance of lighting the lamps is to remind us of the importance of sharing our own Inner Light that is inherent in all of us.
We will follow the tradition of Bengal, where Diwali is preceded by puja to Goddess Kali, who takes away our darkness to make room for the light to shine!
Celebrants light lamps and candles in memory of the departed ancestors. Then, Goddess Kali is worshiped. In some places Kali is worshiped all night long!
Let's take this time to be with Shree Maa, who can dissolve our darkness and increase our higher intellect on Diwali.
This is what is meant by the victory of good over evil.
Sweets and snacks will be shared.
We are trying to procure some firecrackers and sparklers for Saturday night, but they need to be purchased in Nevada. If anyone knows of someone traveling from Nevada who could possibly bring back firecrackers and sparklers, please let us know.
Love and Blessings for a spectacular Diwali!