Temple’s colourful celebration

Sri Durga Temple Holi Festival organisers Rishi Prabhakar and Gurpreet Verma. (Damjan Janevski) 387735_01

Sri Durga Temple in Deanside is welcoming the community to attend its Holi Festival event on March 31.

Holi is a vibrant and joyous Hindu festival celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal, but it has gained popularity in many other parts of the world.

Also known as the ‘Festival of Colours’, Holi usually falls in March, marking the arrival of spring in the northern hempisphere and the triumph of good over evil.

Sri Durga Temple secretary Rishi Prabhakar said attending Sri Durga Temple Holi Festival event can be a vibrant and memorable experience filled with colours, music, food, and community spirit.

“Guests can expect to immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere of the Holi festival, where they’ll have the opportunity to play with colours, smear vibrant powders on friends and strangers, and participate in joyous celebrations. They should come prepared to get covered in colourful hues from head to toe,” he said.

“Sri Durga Temple Holi Festival event will feature cultural performances such as traditional music, dance, and theatrical presentations related to Holi and other aspects of Hindu culture.

“Guests can enjoy the lively performances while learning about the cultural significance of the festival.

“Overall, guests attending Sri Durga Temple’s Holi Festival event can expect a joyful and inclusive celebration of colour, culture, and community, where they can create lasting memories and celebrate the spirit of Holi with friends and family.”

The festival will take place from 11am to 5pm.

Sri Durga, Australia’s largest Hindu Durga Mata temple, is located at 705-715 Neale Rd, Deanside.