The word Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word Deepavali which means a row of lights. For this reason, the Diwali festival is sometimes referred to as the Festival of Lights. Diwali and Shree Sadguru Din Commemorations was celebrated on Wednesday 7th November 2018.

The festival of lights celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Lamps and divo’s are lit allowing us to remember and reflect on the true purpose of Diwali. 

Chopda Poojan was conducted. The signifcance of Chopda Poojan is to perform poojan on the accounting books of next financial year. Devotees conduct this poojan to seek blessings for their business and to achieve the goals set. The day was concluded with mahaprasad. The annakut was exhibited A exquisitely, it left everyone amazed. The Diwali festivities started off with meditation, followed by Jeevanpran Swamibapa’s divine blessings, Sandhya aarti and niyams were recited.

The Hindu New year, annakut was exhibited exquisitely, it left everyone amazed. The Diwali festivities started off with Aarti, followed by Jeevanpran Swamibapa’s divine blessings followed by Acharya Swamishree’s New year’s divine blessings.

To conclude the day time events disciples greeted and hugged each other, forgiving each other for all past mistakes and looking forward to the new year.

In the evening, a Firework Display took place lighting up the sky at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Bolton.