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United Senior Pariwar enjoys Diwali bash
United Senior Pariwar enjoys Diwali bash

BY A STAFF WRITER

DESPLAINES, IL -- Members of one of the leading senior associations in Chicagoarea, United Senior Pariwar of Chicago, recently celebrated Annakut Mahotsav as well as Diwali Party in Swaminarayan Mandir located in the town of Wheeling, Illinois state.

More than 300 members as well as invited guests attended.

The event started with a lamp-lighting ceremony in which Arvind Patel and his wife Sharda Patel as well as Chhitu Patel, Hasmukh Soni and Ramesh Chokshi participated.

Acharya Rohit Joshi performed religious rituals by chanting shlokas.

Ramesh Chokshi, secretary, welcomed all the members and elaborated on Pariwar’s actvities and wished a happy Diwali to all the members, besides reminding them fill out the 2018 membership form and pay the annual fees.

Holy saints of Swaminarayan mandir, who were also present, explained an important role of Diwali in the day-to-day life.
They assured of better services once expansion of the mandir hall will be completed.

Chief guest Chirag Shah, owner of Transition home healthcare, wished happy Diwali and happy new year to all senior members. Praduman Pathak explained how Krishna insisted people of Gokul to worship to Govradhan Parvat instead of Indra Raja, followed by Annakut puja. Some members also sang songs of Krishna.

Priest Rohit Joshi explained the Vedic meaning of Diwali and Chhitu Patel, vice president, read out a Diwali message of president Raman Patel who was away in India.

As the program drew to a close, Aarti was performed in which all seniors participated. The event ended with everyone enjoying a delicious dinner and Prasad.

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Update: 18-November-2017

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