2016 Diwali Celebrations at Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas

2016 Diwali Celebrations at Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas

It was a perfect setting for a beautiful evening with pleasant fall weather. Celebrating Diwali acquired a completely new dimension in a spiritual, yet relaxing atmosphere. The Radha Krishna Temple community’s wait for the most anticipated event of the year ended on Saturday, 22 October 2016. Volunteers and members of the wonderful community enthusiastically partook in the grand event – Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas Diwali Dinner, 2016 at the South Fork Ranch, Parker, Texas.  The divine couple, Shree Radha Krishna, showered their grace on the guests from their magnificently decorated altar.  The presence of His Holiness Swami Mukundananda ji made the evening complete!

As guests arrived, they were treated to a mouthwatering array of appetizers specially catered for the evening. Youth volunteers of Radha Krishna temple chirpily welcomed over four hundred guests, leading them to their elegantly decorated tables.  “It is really heartening to see so many youngsters actively involved in the temple activities,” remarked Sriram, a resident of Frisco, TX.

HH Swami Mukundanandaji’s address enthralled the audience regardless of their age and cultural background. His crystal-clear message on the significance of Diwali and the importance of temples in bringing the community together, especially in a home away from home, enlightened the audience. The beautiful Bharatanatyam dance performance by the youth of Radha Krishna Temple community, depicting the nine forms of bhakthi towards Shree Ram mesmerized the audience. It was an example of how the temple is building a core value of Sanathana Dharma, which is love for God, among its young devotees.  “It is a blessing that we are having this good fortune of celebrating Diwali with such a purity, perfection, and divinity far away from India, in Dallas,” said Renjini from Allen, TX, while thanking the event organizers.  To make the evening enjoyable for every age group, the organizers had arranged a variety of entertainment programs – fun-filled dandiya, foot tapping Bollywood music, and a very captivating magic show.  The aromatic, flavorful, and grand dinner had all the guests extremely pleased.  Perfect weather facilitated the colorful and glowing outdoor fireworks.

The event was a great success! “I have been to several Diwali events, but nothing comes close to this one!” remarked Raghuram, one of the very impressed devotees from McKinney, TX. It was indeed uplifting and inspiring to see the entire community come together and pledge their support for the construction of the much-awaited Radha Krishna Temple.  The construction of the temple is going on in full swing. Learn how you can support the Radha Krishna Temple Brick-by-Brick program, and become a part of this noble effort!

  • Surbhi Joshi
    Posted at 14:29h, 09 January Reply

    It’s wonderful to see that everyone celebrates diwali with same enthusiasm as people in India would. Kudos to the organizers and the participants who made this event more exciting and amazing. And icing on the cake was Swamiji’s presence. Congratulations everyone on a successful program!!

    • Tanmay
      Posted at 00:09h, 16 January Reply

      Echoing Surabhi’s words. Kudos to the organizer and entire JKYog Family.
      Thank you!

  • Tanmay
    Posted at 13:22h, 10 January Reply

    It’s wonderful to see that everyone celebrates diwali with same enthusiasm as people in India would. Kudos to the organizers and the participants who made this event more exciting and amazing.

  • Renjini Jyothishmathy
    Posted at 15:19h, 10 January Reply

    As the families arrived at the venue anticipating exciting programs on a beautiful evening, little did we all know that the event will etch our lives with colorful memories. Dance and music filled the hearts and the Divine message from Swamiji lifted our spirits beyond compare. Exclusive contribution by organizers who attended to every detail of the event to make it a huge success !!!!

    • Tanmay
      Posted at 00:10h, 16 January Reply

      It was indeed an amazing experience to be part of.
      Thank you..

  • Dale
    Posted at 18:57h, 10 January Reply

    Celebrations like this heart-warming Diwali dinner are laying the foundation for the Radha Krishna temple!

    • Tanmay
      Posted at 12:02h, 13 January Reply

      Very True Dale.

  • Hema Deshpande
    Posted at 12:06h, 11 January Reply

    HH Swami Mukundanandaji’s presence makes any event very mesmerizing and this Diwali event was no different!It is really nice to know that youths and kids also participated with great enthusiasm in this event. Looking forward to see many more people in every event that takes place in Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas. Jai Shree Radhey!

    • Tanmay
      Posted at 12:02h, 13 January Reply

      Very true Hemaji.
      Thank you for your comment.

  • Tanmay
    Posted at 23:52h, 11 January Reply

    What a grand celebration, would love to join this year too.

  • murali waro
    Posted at 16:35h, 14 January Reply

    I have been attending this event since last two years, and it’s very nice. And Swamiji’s presence make it event more blissful. Thank you for organizing this event.

    • Tanmay
      Posted at 00:10h, 16 January Reply

      Yes, very true. I am looking forward for this year event too.
      Thank you.

  • Saubhagya Nayak
    Posted at 14:24h, 15 January Reply

    Very inspiring to see such a beautiful Diwali celebration by Radha Krishna Temple. Thanks to all the volunteers and organizers. Hope to see more such events in future.

  • jhansi
    Posted at 12:47h, 16 January Reply

    Such a great celebration for diwali. Looking forward for this years also.

  • Meenu Kapoor
    Posted at 16:41h, 16 January Reply

    Looking forward to attend the Inauguration of the Temple soon.

  • grace smith
    Posted at 22:12h, 16 January Reply

    This temple is truly a place for people of all backgrounds to celebrate together and grow closer to God. The photos are amazing!

    • Sushanta Kumar Mohanty
      Posted at 08:30h, 20 January Reply

      Radhe Radhe Today I saw this. It is really amazing.

  • Kirthana
    Posted at 23:58h, 16 January Reply

    Such an amazing thing!!
    I wish that this Radha Krishna Temple becomes a Grand success. It will help present and future generations to get closer to God. All the very best to Swamiji, whole JKYog satsangees and team.
    Nice snaps from the event.

  • Pooja Raghunath
    Posted at 19:10h, 17 January Reply

    What a colorful, energetic and FUN event it was- Diwali Dinner by The RadhaKrishna Temple !! Relishing those sweetest memories now! Thank you for the pics!!

    Posted at 05:12h, 21 January Reply


  • jhansi
    Posted at 22:11h, 21 January Reply

    Waiting eagerly for this years also.

  • Meenakshi goyal
    Posted at 20:27h, 22 January Reply

    Awesome diwali celebration. Feels like back in india.

  • Raj Singh
    Posted at 01:22h, 23 January Reply

    Any celebration is unique celebration in the Divine presence of Swamiji.

  • Annapurna das
    Posted at 22:04h, 15 April Reply

    What a grand celebration of the colorful nd lighting diwali…..such a big celebration of radha Krishna temple of Dallas …Awsome event……

  • subhrajit tripathy
    Posted at 22:04h, 26 April Reply

    wow…what a moment.

  • Manorama Das
    Posted at 23:15h, 04 May Reply

    Nice grand celebration….

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