Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Happy Diwali from Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple!

9:00:00 AM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav)

The Toronto Hare Krishna Temple would like to wish everyone a Happy Diwali!  This time of year, the month of Kartik, provides a very special opportunity to celebrate various festivals and events.  Diwali is a particularly special time for families and friends to spend time together and to also honour Lord Ramachandra.

The story of Diwali stems back to ancient times when inhabitants of Ayodhya celebrated the return of Lord Ramachandra. Lord Rama was in exile, away from His kingdom, for many years. The joyful day on which He finally returned is observed as Diwali, or Dipavali (“dipa” means candles, and “vali” means numerous.).

Below is a small video that was made by our team that tells the wonderful story of Diwali!

1 comments:

Dev Malik said...

haticki 1Happy Diwali to you to. Diwali festival celebration is fun.