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Birmingham BAPS to Celebrate Hindu New Year FREE
The day following Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The New Year celebrations will take place on Saturday 10 November 2018 at Birmingham Pragati Mandal (BPM). An integral part of the celebrations is the annakut – literally, ‘mountain of food’ – which is an artistically arranged offering of the first meal of the New Year made to God in thanksgiving and to seek his blessings for the year ahead.Worshippers, visitors and members of the local community can observe this offering from 12 noon to 7pm.
This year’s decorative artwork for the New Year celebrations will reflect the theme of ‘unity’. Anjali Shingadia, a volunteerfor BAPS, further explains, “His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj regularly speaks about the importance of unity within families, the local community and across the world. This year, our celebrations will bring out the key messages of unity and encourage everyone to imbibe this virtue in their daily lives.”
To add to the festive experience, delicious vegetarian sweet and savoury snacks will be available