Diwali & Annakut Exhibition

Tue 25 - Thu 27 October 2016
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Presented by BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir

Annakut Melbourne Parliament 2016

BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, along with other leading Indian organisations in Victoria, have organised Diwali & Annakut festivities at the Parliament of Victoria to celebrate the Festival of Lights, the biggest festival on the Hindu calendar.

It is a festival to spread the virtues of love, messages of peace and, most importantly, becoming one family to stand by each other and pray for a brighter future full of peace, progress and prosperity.

The main attraction of this celebration is the offering of Annakut (“the mountain of food”) to deities, in which a vast array of vegetarian food is traditionally arranged in tiers or steps in front of an altar, resulting in a spectacular display.

On this unique occasion, an exhibition in Queen’s Hall will provide information about Diwali and Annakut and about Indian Culture and traditions.