At the Swaminarayan Mandir
in Auckland, inaugurated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj in February
2002, the Diwali and Annakut festivals were celebrated in
traditional fashion. A delightful rangoli depicting an Amrut
Kalash was artistically drawn in the main foyer.
The women devotees worked hard
for the previous month planning and preparing for the Annakut
in which over 800 vegetarian delicacies were offered to
the deities. Every hour arti was performed till 8.00 p.m.
Throughout the day, over 1200
people visited the mandir for darshan.