is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world,
is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It's the festival of lights (deep = light and avali= a row i.e., a row of lights) that's marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy.
Fevil Patel ( Secretary)
Gaurav Dhamsania ( Treasurer)
is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped
Bhumin Patel (President)
WHEN: Sunday, May 07, 2017 TIME: 11AM – 6PM
WHERE: Coquina Beach (on Longboat Key) 2650 Gulf Dr, Bradenton FL -34217
FEE: Members free Non-members$20 per person (kids < 5 free)
DIRECTIONS: Cortez Road (west) to Gulf Drive (south). Picnic area is located on the right hand side (west) just before the overpass (about a mile from Cortez/Gulf Dr intersection).
Vikram Rao (Vice President)
The Kite Festival is regarded as one of the biggest festivals celebrated. Months before the festival, homes in Gujarat begin to manufacture kites for the festival. The festival ofUttarayan marks the day when winter begins to turn into summer, according to the Indian calendar.