Festival of Annakut and Diwali Celebrations – 2nd November

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On Sunday 2nd November I was invited to attend the Diwali Celebrations organised by the BAPS Shree Swaminarayan Hindu temple, Havant. It was held at the Park Community School, Middle Park Way in Havant.   The Festival of Annakut is when a’ mountain of food’ is offered as a ceremonial offering of thanks for the past year.

It is a very colourful ceremony where all those taking part have made vegetarian food and brought it to the festival to be enjoyed by everyone. The quantity of food can be seen from the photo. The tables were creaking under the weight of it! An interesting point is that none of the food contains garlic, onions or eggs but the flavours were amazing. Thank you all for making me and my guest so welcome.

Annakut 1

Annakut 2

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