Divali will be celebrated in Radhadesh on Saturday 3 November 2018: from 5-9pm
“Diwali ceremony can be observed in the temple by illuminating 100’s of candles, in different parts of the temple, and offering special Prasad to the Deity. This ceremony was observed by the inhabitants of Ayodhya, the Kingdom of Lord Ramacandra, while Lord Ramacandra was out of His Kingdom due to His 14 years banishment by the order of His father. His younger step-brother Bharata, took charge of the Kingdom and the day on which Lord Ramacandra took back the charge again from His brother, and seated on the throne, this is observed as Diwalifunction. This is the original idea of Diwali, and Dipabali. Dipabali means the same thing—Dipa means candles, and bali means numerous. When numerous candles are lighted it is called Dipabali. DIWALI FESTIVAL: 10th October 1968. (Letter from Srila Prabhupada to Hamsadutta dasa written from Seattle., Letters book Vol 1. p.549.)
“Kṛṣṇa happily sighed and said, “One day, as the residents of Vṛndāvana were preparing for the Dīpāvali (The Dīpāvali festival commemorates the return of Lord Rāma to Ayodhyā. From scriptural reference, then, it is evident that this festival was being observed 5,000 years ago, during Kṛṣṇa’s advent) festival, I came to know that Śrī Rādhikā and her sakhīs were making pearl ornaments.” From “the pearl pastime”.
Dear Devotees, As this was custom in Treta yuga during Lord Ramacandra’s time and also in Dvapara yuga, let us also light special Dipas in Kali Yuga, to mark the way for the Lord to come to Radhadesh and to more easily find His way into our hearts.
Please come and celebrate this joyous event with us!
Gopi Ramana dasa
Give a donation for this special event:
Mahaprasadam offering: 108 euro
Flowers for the altar and the garlands: 208 euro
Radhadesh‘s bank details
Belgie – Dexia, A/C 088–2061735–92
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Internationale Bank Account Number: IBAN BE12 0882 06173592
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