Hundreds Celebrate Diwali with Their Lordships

Hundreds Celebrate Diwali with Their Lordships

Devotees celebrated the festival of lights – Diwali on 13 November 2012 this year. Devotees and staff came together in the evening to light up the entire temple including the temple domes, various entrances, guest house, etc with ghee lamps and sparking lights.

Hundreds of visitors were not only charmed by the splendor of the beautifully lit entrance and temple courtyard but also thrilled to receive the opportunity to offer a ghee lamp to Lord Damodar.

Diwali represents the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. It is celebrated as the day when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after killing the demon Ravan. The day Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya was a new moon night when it was completely dark. Thus, the residents of Ayodhya lit the way of the Sri Sri Sita, Rama, Laxman and Hanuman and other members of his army with lights and celebrated their return to Ayodhya with fireworks and ghee lamps.

Diwali is also the day Lord Krishna received the name ‘Damodar’ when Mother Yasoda bound baby Krishna to the grinding mortar with a rope when He was naughty during His childhood pastimes in Vrindavan.

For Diwali picture gallery, click here.