Kalipuja & Deepavali

‘Kali Puja & Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most significant and widely celebrated festivals in Hindu culture. It typically falls in October or November and spans five days, with each day holding its own special significance and rituals. The festival commemorates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Homes, streets, and public spaces are adorned with colorful lights, diyas (oil lamps), and intricate rangoli designs to symbolize the victory of light and prosperity. People clean and decorate their homes, exchange gifts, and prepare elaborate feasts to share with family and friends. Central to the celebration is the worship of Goddess Kali, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, to invite her blessings into the home. Fireworks light up the night sky, adding to the festive atmosphere and symbolizing the victory of good over evil. Diwali is also a time for forgiveness, reconciliation, and new beginnings, as people resolve conflicts and mend relationships. Across regions and communities, Diwali is celebrated with joy, enthusiasm, and a sense of unity, fostering bonds of love and camaraderie among people of all ages and backgrounds.

BSM is organizing this festival, which is nowadays celebrated across the globe, since 2013. It is of great significance that few other multicultural communities of Melbourne join this celebration. As we are aware that different communities celebrate this festival with different names and festivities. BSM’s Kali Puja & Deepavali always becomes a meeting platform for various communities who celebrate Festival of Light.