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Diwali celebration and fireworks at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta [Photo Gallery]

Diwali celebrations & fireworks
Diwali celebration and fireworks at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta! Photos by Bruce Johnson

Diwali is a festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists around the world at the new moon in the month of Karthik (October-November). It’s a celebration of the spiritual victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta, Georgia is a traditional Hindu mandir, or place of worship, inaugurated on 26 August 2007 by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, a denomination of the Swaminarayan branch of Hinduism headed by Mahant Swami Maharaj.

Photos by Bruce Johnson

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