Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and recently Sindh Province in Pakistan. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed.The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika in Bikram Sambat calendar. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.
Diwali is a five-day festival in many regions of India, with Diwali night centering on the new moon – the darkest night – at the end of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin and the start of the month of Kartika. In the Common Era calendar, Diwali typically falls towards the end of October, or first half of November each year. The darkest night of autumn lit with diyas, candles and lanterns, makes the festival of lights particularly memorable. Diwali is also a festival of sounds and sights with fireworks and rangoli designs; the festival is a major celebration of flavors with feasts and numerous mithai (sweets, desserts), as well as a festival of emotions where Diwali ritually brings family and friends together every year.
He is the founder of the Holistic Festival of Life & Wellness – An event to celebrate life and wellness, Mystic Mandala – A holistic center and metaphysical store in Plano, The Festival of Colors – The largest Color party in Dallas and promotes several musicians, dance troupes and concerts from South Asia each year. From large event gatherings to weekly “Sangha lunches” at his studio, his focus is to build and support community while furthering his own practice of Feng Shui, Vedic Astrology and Vastu Shastra. He also hosts a radio show on 104.9FM called SUFI ROCKERS and manages Dhyana Yoga Center and the monthly free publication Mystic Mandala Exp.
As the Director of Holistic Festival of Life, Jennifer Rae is bringing together vendors, speakers, and entertainment for this one-day event celebrating the human experience. Jennifer has been lovingly applying her exceptional talents for project management and event development to holistic events since 2010. Her skills with organization and collaboration support the successful facilitation of several events throughout the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. She is also the Director of Mystic Mandala, founder of Jennifer Rae Healing, the Healing Arts Community, and serves as event coordinator for multiple community events and projects.
Shefali is the founder of the most traditional Yoga and Metaphysical center in Plano – Dhyana Yoga Center. She is also the creative director for the The Festival of Colors – The largest Color party in Dallas for the past 6 years. Coming from the corporate world, she imbibes her strong work ethics and planning, infuses it with the events that are created to bring community together.
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