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Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and recently Sindh Province in Pakistan. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed.The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika in Bikram Sambat calendar. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Diwali is a five-day festival in many regions of India, with Diwali night centering on the new moon – the darkest night – at the end of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin and the start of the month of Kartika. In the Common Era calendar, Diwali typically falls towards the end of October, or first half of November each year. The darkest night of autumn lit with diyas, candles and lanterns, makes the festival of lights particularly memorable. Diwali is also a festival of sounds and sights with fireworks and rangoli designs; the festival is a major celebration of flavors with feasts and numerous mithai (sweets, desserts), as well as a festival of emotions where Diwali ritually brings family and friends together every year.

About Us

Vijay Warman

Event Organizer


Founder of the Holistic Festival of Life & Wellness – An event to celebrate life and wellness, Mystic Mandala – A holistic center and metaphysical store in Plano, The Festival of Colors – The largest Color party in Dallas and promotes several musicians, dance troupes and concerts from South Asia each year. From large event gatherings to weekly “Sangha lunches” at his studio, his focus is to build and support community while furthering his own meditation practice. He also operates the community radio station Bhakti Radio Network and does a show on 104.9FM SUFI ROCKERS

info@mysticmandala.guru 
 972-750-1419 
 www.MysticMandala.guru 
 www.DhyanaYogaCenter.com

Jennifer Rae

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR


As the Director of Holistic Festival of Life, Jennifer Rae is bringing together vendors, speakers, and entertainment for this one-day event celebrating the human experience. Jennifer has been lovingly applying her exceptional talents for project management and event development to holistic events since 2010. Her skills with organization and collaboration support the successful facilitation of several events throughout the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. She is also the Director of Mystic Mandala, founder of Jennifer Rae Healing, the Healing Arts Community, and serves as event coordinator for multiple community events and projects.

Jennifer@holisticfestivaloflife.com 
 469-401-4777 
 www.mysticmandala.guru


Shefali Thapa

Vendor Management


Shefali is the founder of the most traditional Yoga and Metaphysical center in Plano – Dhyana Yoga Center. She is also the creative director for the The Festival of Colors – The largest Color party in Dallas for the past 6 years. Coming from the corporate world, she imbibes her strong work ethics and planning, infuses it with the events that are created to bring community together.

Director@dhyanaYogaCenter.com
9173610754
 www.DhyanaYogaCenter.com













Ananda Lila

MEDIA RELATIONS


Ananda Lila is the Director of Bhakti radio network, a 24X7 radio station located in Dallas. You can visit the website at www.BhaktiRadioNetwork.com She has been involved in the Bhakti Movement for over ten years. Raised in Midwest America, from an early age she yearned for a spiritual path. In her adolescence, she set off on a spiritual quest that led her across North America and South America. Having been on a plant-based diet for over fifteen years, her search ended when she found an Ahimsa community of Guadiya Vaishnavas in Dallas, Texas. She says, "Living in a community centered around authentic yoga practices and a vibrant Vaishnava temple has supported my path and purpose in life." Feeling passionate about living consciously as a mother, she developed 'Mata and Me', a fair-trade Vedic-inspired clothing brand designed for families..

Director@dhyanaYogaCenter.com
9173610754
 www.DhyanaYogaCenter.com

Performances

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IMPENDING BLOOM

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DAISY FUSION DANCE

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RYLI DYLAN

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PARUL ODISSI DANCE PERFORMANCE @ 6.30 PM



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AMINA

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TRIBAL EVOLUTION

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ALYSSA AKASHA

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DHUNKI ACAPELA GROUP @ 7.45 PM



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MATA AND ME @ 8PM

MOTHER DAUGHTER FASHION SHOW

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RAJASTHAN GYPSY CARAVAN @ 9PM

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DJ MANESH

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FIREWORKS

Purchase tickets

Dallas Festival of Lights

$10
General Admission

Tickets are non refundable and non transferable.
A valid photo ID is required at admission.
Only performers are free for Admission.
Children under 5 are FREE admission

2017 Celebration

Our 1st Dallas Festival of Lights was a huge community event with a gathering of 8800 people. The celebrations included many music and dance performances, Rajasthani Folk singers and a grand Finale of Fireworks!