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Brooklyn Celebrates Diwali!

Sadhana and ISKCON NY, in partnership Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, the NYC Commission on Human Rights and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs invite one and all to a Diwali celebration and reflection. Sunny Jain, founder and dhol player of of the Brooklyn band Red Baraat, will share a Jain prayer and perform.

This event is free of charge, but we ask you to register here:

The theme of the gathering is a mantra from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad:

Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya
(Lead me from darkness to light)

Diwali is a time when Hindus around the world celebrate the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness.

Our Brooklyn Diwali gathering will be a beautiful interfaith celebration and reflection on the battle between good and evil that is taking place all around us in our city, and within each of us. We will celebrate our unity and abundance, and we will pray for the wisdom for good judgement and discernment, and the courage to stay on the righteous path of dharma, truth and justice.

Hindu and interfaith leaders, and local elected officials will share prayers and Diwali messages of unity. We will also have cultural performances and delicious Indian snacks and refreshments.

To request an assistive listening device, interpretation, or another accommodation, please email Widad Hassan at by November 7th, 2018.

**Wheelchair accessible entrance on Adams Street

The gathering is co-sponsored by:
- Brooklyn Ganesh Temple
- Bhavaanee Maa Mandir Inc.
- Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir
- The Office of Borough President Eric L. Adams
- NYC Commission on Human Rights
- NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
- Caribbean Equality Project

Earlier Event: November 12
Resisting Hindutva; Reclaiming Hinduism
Later Event: December 11
Sadhana Holiday Satsangh