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The Vanza Society of London would like to wish:
All the Vanza Bandhu's a Happy Diwali and
A Prosperous New Year!
May the light of:
..Happiness adorn your days..
..Prosperity accompany your ways..
..Love inspire your heart..
..Diwali be a new start..
The festival is predominated by colorful display of lights, bursting of crackers, cleanliness, sweets, lots of shopping, happiness.
Diwali is oberved over a period of five days and is a celebtration of good over evil.
A brief description below:
Day One: 21st Oct
Dhanvantari Trayodasi (Dhanteras) sees the families offering prayers to the Goddess of wealth (Lakshmi) to remember wealth is considered a benediction from God.
Day Two: 22nd Oct
Narak Chaturdasi (Kali Chaudas) is associated with the defeat of the Demon King Narakasura by Lord Krishna, who freed 16,000 captive women.
This day reminds us not to abuse our power and to channel our strength for the greater benefit of mankind.
Day Three: 23rd Oct
Diwali is on this day. According to the Ramayana, the people of Ayodhya illuminated the kingdom with earthen lamps (diyas) to celebrate the return of their King, Lord Rama after he defeated the demon king Ravana who captured his wife Sita.
Day Four: 24th Oct
Govardhana Puja (Hindu New Year) is a time for reconciliation and forgiveness. On this day, Hindus offer thanksgiving to cows and worship Lord Krishna with offerings of food arranged in the form of Govardhana, a hill in Vrindavana.
Day Five: 25th Oct
Bhaiya Duj (Bhai Beej) is dedicated to the relationship between a brother and a sister. It is a day when every brother takes time to visit the home of his sister and her family.
We have now updated the committee members for this coming year; 2014/15.
For see who the new members are please, CLICK HERE.
have been updated, make a note of it in your diary.
Interesting VSOL Website Facts:
- Mailing List introduced Dec 2009.
- The Vanza Society of London is the first within our Vanza Communities to have shown
Navratri Video over a projector to the mass audience within the hall; this started in 2007
and has continued every year.
- With this new innovative idea we took it one step further, to show our Navratri on our Website as this can reach every person in every corner of the globe.
- First navratri video was uploaded in 2008 and second this year 2009.
- In January 2010 the Diwali Show 2008 & 2009 was uploaded on to our website.
- Live Video during Navratri and Diwali & Xmas Show is taken by:
Dilan Ashwin Vaghela and Ashwin Nathu Vaghela.
- Most importantly our first website was launched in 1999, 10 Years ago. Yes we have had our website for 10 years ago.
Gradually over the years it has become advanced with information
and data. Over the years our website has become an integral part of our community
to obtain information quickly and efficiently.
- Website re-designed in 2008.
- Guestbook was introduced in 2006.
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