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Deepavali (Diwali) Celebrations – 2023

Diwali Celebrations – 2023

Friday,November 10th, 2023 to Monday, November 13th, 2023

All 3 Days All Pujas
Combine all three days of Homas and Pujas, including blessings for happiness, health, protection, prosperity, and wealth. Sponsor Now – 251$
Diwali Lakshmi Puja
Participants will benefit through great success, abundance of wealth, good health, prosperity in business, eradication of poverty and debt, and all desires fulfilled Sponsor Now – 108$
Dhana Trayodashi: Dhanvantari Homa
Dhanvantari is an incarnation of lord Vishnu, who is the presiding deity for Healing and good health. Sponsor Now – 54$
Govardhana Puja & Chappan Bhog
Govardhan Puja is marked on the following day of Diwali (Next to Diwali Day) and it is celebrated as the auspicious day of victory of Lord Krishna Sponsor Now – 54$
The Sivakameswari Devasthanam extends a warm invitation to the upcoming Diwali Celebration Programs. Diwali falls on Sunday, November 12th, 2023, and the puja Muhurat time at 05:00 PM to 06:53 PM.

Our Diwali celebrations will span three days, commencing on Friday, November 10th, 2023, which marks Dhan Teras (Dhana Trayodashi). On this day, we will conduct the Dhanvantari Homa for the health, healing, wealth, and well-being of each community participant from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM. We welcome your presence and participation in this Homa/Havan.

Saturday, November 11th, 2023, will feature our first-ever “Diwali Mela.” It’s an open invitation, and entry is FREE. For a more detailed program, please visit Diwali Mela.

On Sunday, November 12th, 2023, we will perform the SRI MAHA DHANA LAKSHMI PUJA WITH 1008 PINK LOTUSES FLOWERS from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM, followed by Aarati and Dinner Prasad. Goddess Sri Siva Kameswari will be adorned in the form of “Kolhapura Lakshmi.”

Monday, November 13th, 2023, is dedicated to Govardhana Puja & Chappan Bhog, where 56 varieties of food will be offered. This will take place from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM, followed by Aarati and Dinner Prasad.

We eagerly anticipate your presence at the Temple to celebrate Diwali with us and seek the blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi. If you wish to contribute towards these Pujas, you are welcome to do so.

**Note: For all three days, Aarati and Dinner Prasad will follow the events.

Friday,November 10th, 2023

Dhanteras – Dhantrayodashi
Dhanteras, the first day of Diwali, marks Goddess Lakshmi’s emergence from the ocean during its churning. It’s a day to worship her and Lord Kubera, the God of wealth. However, Amavasya, two days later, holds greater significance for Lakshmi Puja.
Perform Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras during Pradosh Kaal, which begins after sunset and lasts approximately 2 hours and 24 minutes.
Dhanteras is also known as Dhana Thrayodashi or Dhanwantari Thrayodashi, celebrating the God of Ayurveda’s birth. On this day, the Yamadeep ritual involves lighting a lamp outside the home to ward off untimely death.
Sri Sivakameswari Devasthanam wishes you a joyful and prosperous Dhantrayodashi.
Sponsorship – 54$
06:30 PM – 07:30 PM Dhana Trayodashi: Dhanvantari Homa

Sunday, November 12th, 2023

Diwali Lakshmi Puja (SRI MAHA DHANA LAKSHMI PUJA WITH 1008 PINK LOTUSES)
Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is the most significant Hindu festival, often referred to as the Festival of Lights. It symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. Typically celebrated for five days, Diwali’s origins trace back to the churning of the Milky Ocean, when Goddess Lakshmi emerged as a boon for both the Gods and humanity. With its roots in the ancient spiritual of Hinduism, Diwali boasts numerous legends, all highlighting the same core themes of light prevailing over darkness, knowledge dispelling ignorance, and goodness conquering evil.
Sponsorship – 108$
06:30 PM – 07:30 PM Diwali Lakshmi Puja

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Govardhan Puja | Annakut Puja and CHAPPAN BHOG
Govardhan Puja, typically observed on the day following Diwali, commemorates Lord Krishna’s victorious act. He shielded all of Braj Bhoomi’s inhabitants, including people, cattle, and creatures, by lifting Mount Govardhan with His pinky finger, using it as an umbrella for 7 days and 7 nights, protecting them from God Indra’s torrential rains. This divine play earned Lord Krishna the name ‘Govinda,’ a cherished title.
Sponsorship – 54$
06:30 PM – 07:30 PM Govardhan Puja
All 3 Days All Pujas
Combine all three days of Homas and Pujas, including blessings for happiness, health, protection, prosperity, and wealth. Sponsor Now - 251$
Diwali Lakshmi Puja
Participants will benefit through great success, abundance of wealth, good health, prosperity in business, eradication of poverty and debt, and all desires fulfilled Sponsor Now - 108$
Dhana Trayodashi: Dhanvantari Homa
Dhanvantari is an incarnation of lord Vishnu, who is the presiding deity for Healing and good health. Sponsor Now - 54$
Govardhana Puja & Chappan Bhog
Govardhan Puja is marked on the following day of Diwali (Next to Diwali Day) and it is celebrated as the auspicious day of victory of Lord Krishna Sponsor Now - 54$