Knox Holika Dahan & Hindu Food Festival 2020

This year we have incorporated two of our great events, the Holika Dahan Festival & the Hindu Food Festival. While practising the Hindu traditions of the Holika Dahan Poojan, the foodies will also have the opportunity to enjoy a variety authentic Pure Vegetarian Indian dishes.

This is a Free event, with activities, food and tradition.

When: 28th March 2021

Where: Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne (69 Wadhurst Drive, Boronia – 3155)

Time: 4:00pm – 7:30pm

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***** NO REGISTRATION – NO ENTRY *****

You must carry your event ticket either in an electronic form on your phone or print them out and bring a physical copy to have it scanned at the entrance on the event day.

Note:

  • This event will be carried out in consideration with the COVID-Safe regulations.
  • Please do not attend the event If you are feeling unwell on the day of the event or the day prior to the event.
  • Please follow instructions and guidelines provided by the COVID marshal team on site.
  • Anyone over the age of 1 year must be registered for entry.
  • Ticketed entry only. Anyone without a ticket will be refused entry.
  • Kids and children under the age of 10 years must have adult supervision at all times.

Holika Dahan Significance

Holika Dahan also Kamudu pyre is celebrated by burning Holika, an asura. For many traditions in Hinduism, Holi celebrates the killing of Holika in order to save Prahlad, a devotee of God Vishnu and thus Holi gets its name. In olden days, people used to contribute a piece of wood or two for the Holika bonfire, and this represents Holika being consumed by the fire in which she tried to kill her nephew Prahlad.