Youth Events

Our Kaival Youth committee members are always working to create and organize initiatives, challenges, and interactive events to get our kids, teens, and young adults more involved in our community. Event When What #Positive Thoughts Challenge Ongoing We want our Youth to think and ACT positively. Give someone an encouraging shout out, help someone in […]

Youth Events

Our Kaival Youth committee members are always working to create and organize initiatives, challenges, and interactive events to get our kids, teens, and young adults more involved in our community. Event When What SKYS 2017 June 29th – July 2nd, 2017 Sat Kaival Youth Shibir 2017 – An annual interactive multi-day youth event. For more […]

Hindu Festivals

Our Hindu Dharma is full of color, lights, and cultural festivals that can help people connect to their faith, spend quality time with their families, dress up in vibrant colors, and express themselves through dancing and singing.  Our Hindu festivals occur each year according to a Calendar called “Vikram Sanvat” – this calendar follows the […]

Holi

By: Krunal Patel

So, we all know that on Holi, we light a fire (Holika Dahan) and play with colors. But, what a lot of us do not know is why we celebrate it. A long time ago, there was a king named Hiranyakashyapu. He did a lot of tapa and got a boon from Brahma. Hiranyakashyapu wanted to be immortal, and no one gets the boon of being immortal. Therefore, Hiranyakashyapu asked for a boon that he thought made him immortal. He got five powers from that boon: Read more about Holi

Gurupurnima

It is well known that food gives nutrition. If food alone gave nutrition then everybody with access to proper food would be healthy and happy. However, this is not the case. Many people, despite having access to the basic necessities like food, water, and clothing are still unhappy or feel like they are lacking in […]

Uttarayan

Uttarayan is a festival celebrated by millions of Indians (specifically Gujaratis) on January 14th.  This day is important because it marks a solar shift in which the Sun moves North with respect to the celestial sphere.  This signifies warm climates and longer periods of daylight, which is important for farmers especially.  It is symbolic of […]

Akhand Dhoon

What is Akhand Dhoon? Singing the same Mantra over and over again for a prolonged period of time. Doing dhoon helps build a concentration of powerful and divine energy. We cannot see this energy but we can feel and experience it. This energy is never destroyed but is translated into thoughts and actions. Taking part […]

Chopadda Pujan!

On the third day, Diwali, people do Chopadda Pujan which means they pay respects to the holy scriptures. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the month on the lunar calendar. This is the day Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya, having successfully rescued Sita and defeated Ravan. Diwali is also the last day of […]

Kali Chaudas!

On the second day, people decorate their homes with clay lamps, also known as diyas. People will also create patterns called rangoli on the floor using anything from colored powder to flowers. On this day Kali Chaudas is also celebrated. Kali Chaudas is a day to get rid of laziness and to evil. Fun Fact: […]

Festival of Lights!

Diwali also known as the “Festival of Lights” is a Hindu festival that is celebrated in autumn every year. The five-day festival signifies the victory of light over dark, good over evil, and hope over distress. Diwali is one of the most important holidays in India and is celebrated by not only Hindus but Jains […]

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