DIWALI MELA - Bohemians celebrate the festival of lights + Chinese Lantern Fest

THE GIGANTIC DIWALI MELA will include lots of music, entertainment, food and Fun.

Fee is $5 (online) or $7 at the door.

INFO - http://www.dfwdiwalimela.com/

Diwali, the Hindu "festival of lights," is the best known of Hindu festivals and certainly the brightest. While there are many beliefs regarding this festival, the most popular one is that this day symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Amid the dark skies of autumn, lights illumine homes throughout India and her diaspora, while families celebrate with visits to friends and relatives, gifts to each other, donations to the poor, prayers and feasts.

Diwali celebrations generally last for five days, beginning on the 14th day of the dark half of the Hindu calendar month of Asvina. (Every Hindu month is divided into a light half, when the moon waxes, and a dark half, when it wanes.) By the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls in October or November.



Bright Beauty

Diwali’s name comes from the Sanskrit word “deepawali” which means "row of lights." According to tradition, Diwali celebrates the joyous homecoming of Lord Rama, hero of the epic poem the Ramayana. After 14 years of exile, when Lord Rama and his wife Sita returned to rule their country, their people lit their path with small oil lamps called diye.

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BONUS - The CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL (separate tickets $14 adults) is going on next door for those of you that are interested (I may go this same night but not positive) - If interested by all means you should try it - it is fun and gorgeous - but Chinese Lantern Festival part will be a NO HOST event - http://chineselanternfestival.com/

 

 

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  • Dennis

    Sorry we got late yesterday

    November 3, 2013

  • David

    Right outside cotton bowl there are white bench tables - i am there with balloons

    November 2, 2013

  • David

    I will have MICKEY MOUSE Balloon - Meetup Sign
    Meetup Time at Cotton Bowl - 6:30

    My schedule - anyone is welcome to join -
    5:15 - Cityplace West / Trolley Stop
    5:35 - Go underground to catch RED LINE train
    5:41 - RED Line (westmoreland)
    5:45 - Arrive at / get off at PEARL STATION
    5:55 - GREEN LINE (Buckner)
    6:03 - Arrive at FAIR PARK station
    Walk to Cotton Bowl / Festival Area
    6:15 - Look for table(s) where Food Stalls are
    6:30 - Meetup Starts - LOOK for Mickey Mouse Balloon
    FUN and YUMM after that
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    If you go by DART -
    GREEN LINE to leave Fair Park back to downtown (every 30 min)
    8:11; 8:41;9:11;9:41;10:11;10:41 (every 30 min) LAST 12:11

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    David are you all going to be meeting at Cityplace West Village around 5:30ish?

    November 1, 2013

    • David

      Yes - I will be at Trolley Stop from 5:20- at 5:35 I will go down to catch RED Line that stops at Cityplace at 5:41 to PEARL - I will have a Mickey Mouse Balloon

      November 2, 2013

  • Waseem

    Is this 1 event or 2? I see Diwali and Chinese Lantern? One for $5 and one for $22 ... which one is it?

    1 · October 31, 2013

    • David

      The UB and DER event is Dewali Mela - $7 door ($5 online) - The Chinese Lantern is optional but 'no host' because it is at Fair Park also but separate enterance.

      October 31, 2013

  • Barber

    Adult tickets to the Chinese Lantern Festival are $22. Children tickets are $14. I purchased two tickets for $30 through Groupon or Living Social about a week ago. Check to see if the deal is still running.

    October 31, 2013

  • Denise

    Was wanting to go to this anyway, so excited to join the group on this outing! I love Indian food and enjoy the music as well.

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • David

    I will be taking DART from Cityplace to Pearl (Red, Blue or Orange) - then GREEN line to Fair Park from there - if interested come on DART or meet me at Cityplace West Village before - around 5:30ish
    Plan your trip - www.dart.org

    October 23, 2013

  • Leah B.

    I'm in for the Diwali. I'll be going to the lantern fest later int he month

    October 23, 2013

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