Leicester Navratri Festival 2023

Dearest Samaj Brothers and Sisters

We hope this letter finds you in good health and spirit. ollowing some very sucessful events, we are pleased to inform you this year’s Navratri, Sharad Purnima, Diwali, and Christmas party arrangements.

Please do come along with your family members. Further information will be available on our community website www.maheronline.org

Navratri 2023: Sunday 15 October – Monday 23 October
Singers: Various Popular Folklore Artists from Bharat (India)
Timescales: 7pm to 12am prompt – Garba for ladies will begin at 7pm
Agenda: Arti, Garba, Dandia-Raas, 3-Tadi, Heech, Ranjanyu, Sanedo

Fancy Dress: Friday 20 October @ 7pm promptly
Competition is open to boys and girls 14 years of age and under. We request participants to be in proper costumes. Judges will be looking for unique concepts and effort.

Arti Plate Design: Friday 20 October @ 7pm promptly
Competition is open to children and adults. We would like to request our elders to encourage children to take part in decorating an Arti plate.

Traditional Dress Code & Raffle Draw: Saturday 21 October
Please wear our traditional Maher clothes on this evening. Ladies will have an opportunity to perform a customary Raasado and the Gents can perform a Maniyaro Raas to the dhol.

Mataji ni Sthapna and Puja Ceremony
There will be a Sthapna ceremony taking place on the first day of Navratri. Should you or any family members wish to take part, please contact the centre leaving your name and number and we will provide you with more information.

Sharad Purnima: Saturday 28 October 2023 6pm onwards
Ticketed event Open to all. £5 per person

Agenda: Arti, Garba, Dandia-Raas, 3-Tadi, Heech, Ranjanyu, Sanedo (Mix) Dress Code: Red/White Traditional (Optional)

A dazzling evening of red and white for all to enjoy. Please come along with friends and family to celebrate full moon and offer our prayers to Radha-Krishna.

Diwali / Sneh Milan: Saturday 18 November 2023 from 2pm onwards.
We will be hosting a social evening gathering with music and a buffet dinner. Further information of this event will be made available during Navratri and updated on www.maheronline.org

Children’s Christmas Party: Saturday 16 December 2023 from 3pm onwards.
Open to children under the age of 16. Please come along to celebrate the festive season. There will be plenty of food and drinks, music, games, and activities for all to enjoy.

Entry to Navratri
Entry to Navratri is only for Mahers, we request please do not bring non-Maher friends due to limited space.

There are many local businesses that are supporting this year’s Navratri. Should you wish to sponsor any of the events and include information about your business, trade or service then please contact the centre leaving your name and number and we will get back to you.

Security and Parking
For your own safety, please be advised to follow instructions carefully in the car park. Children should be supervised at all times. The security staff will not hesitate to remove anyone from the premises causing trouble, under the influence of alcohol or any intoxicating substances. Please be respectful of the fact that this is a religious celebration.

Address Updates
It has been brought to our attention in recent time that some of the members are not receiving any correspondence. It is a responsibility of every member to update any changes to their address details. This will also allow us to gather correct  record of membership for the future benefits. it will also allow all members to be involved in the upcoming elections.

For any updates needed to be done the please contact our centre on 0116 2425360.

Thank you very much for your ongoing support and encouragement. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kind regards

LMCA Holding Trustees & Volunteers