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Diwali ’15: Nov 14th 3:30-8pm

November 14, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

Shanti, Dartmouth Hindu Student Organization, invites you to the annual celebration of Diwali on our campus on Saturday, November 14th. The celebration is in four events. There will be a prayer service, lighting lamps on the Green, cultural performances by Dartmouth students and Community members, and an Indian Vegetarian dinner.

Diwali, also called the festival of lights, is a Hindu festival that has gained popularity across the globe. According to Hindu legend, Diwali honors the stories of two avatars of the Hindu God Vishnu. It marks the triumph of good over evil (dharma over adharma) and is celebrated by lighting lamps on a New Moon day. Spiritually, the lighting of a lamp reminds us to kindle our own lamp of knowledge to dispel the darkness of ignorance.

The event is free and open to all members of the Dartmouth and the Upper Valley community.  No RSVP is needed, but seating is limited, so come early!
Here is the official program:

Shanti's Annual DIWALI celebration
DATE: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Free & open to all

3.30-4.30pm: Hindu Puja at Rollins Chapel (seating starts at 3.15, Limited seating)
4.30-5.30pm: Lighting Lamps and sparklers on Dartmouth Green (5000 lamps!)
5.45-7:00pm: Cultural Program at Rollins Chapel (seating starts at 5.30, Limited seating)
7.00pm: Indian Vegetarian Dinner in Rollins Chapel

Sponsored by Upper Valley Indian Community, Special Programs & Events Committee, Graduate Student Council, Tucker Foundation, Thayer Council, and OPAL


November 14, 2015
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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