When: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Where: Main Mall

Time: 6 PM -12 AM

Better known as the festival of lights, Diwali is celebrated in Hindu homes all across the globe. It first started as a celebration to welcome home King Ram after his fourteen years of exile. Not only is Diwali a way to celebrate the victory of light and hope over darkness, it is a celebration that the next year will be filled with peace and prosperity. During this time, Hindu families get together and celebrate this auspicious occasion to further strengthen the ties within their families and their bonds to god.

In order to celebrate this holy occassion at UT Austin, we have an acharyaji (priest) perform a havan (prayer ceremony) on campus. Furthermore, he goes through great detail on the meaning so people can understand the significance of the Hindu scriptures.

Please help us celebrate this holiday by coming to our free Diwali event on November 3rd. Learn about this Hindu festival of lights and have a great time! The event is an expression and exploration of our rich religious and cultural heritage, and we invite all members of the UT and Austin community to come and experience this unique and exciting celebration!

Questions? Contact our Diwali chair at hsadiwali@gmail.com.

Special thanks to: Events CoSponsorship Committee, Kaplan, Student Government, DDCE, Green Events