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Disciples prepare the lighting display for the Diwali annkut celebrations Disciples create colorful crafts (rangoli) to decorate the temple hall Disciples create colorful crafts (rangoli) to decorate the temple hall Disciples prepare the lighting display for the Diwali annkut celebrations
Disciples construct a “jhumpdi” or a village-style hut for the Diwali annkut celebrations Diwali annkut darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Divine darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Shree Abjibapashree
Divine darshan of Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Diwali annkut darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa swinging Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa in the “jhumpdi” - village-style hut Divine darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa seated on a swing
Divine darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa seated on a swing Divine darshan of Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Divine darshan of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa swinging Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa in the “jhumpdi”—village-style hut Hundreds of disciples attended the Diwali annkut to receive blessings on the commencement of a new year
Diwali annkut darshan featuring hundreds of homemade items including traditional Indian sweets, smoothies, and international items Divine annkut darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Sweets offered to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa in the annkut A multitude of sweets offered to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa in the annkut
A paan is delicately balanced atop a pyramid of sweets Assorted “farsan” offered to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa in the annkut Sweets are not only topped with paan, but also with chocolate-covered strawberries in the Diwali annkut Among the American delicacies offered to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, an enormous sandwich stands out among the sweets
A rangoli display of a peacock at the base of the annkut A Diwali cake celebrates the looming New Year A watermelon carriage is decorated with assorted fruits Cupcakes are among the sweets offered to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa
A chocolate-covered strawberry tops a stack of “halvo” Various drinks and foods are offered to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa A taco-bowl is offered to Lord Swaminaryanbapa Swamibapa A train made of cucumbers, carrots, and grapes circles the perimeter of the rangoli display
Divine darshan of Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa at the base of the annkut display Disciples perform utsav to celebrate the dawning New Year Disciples perform utsav to celebrate the dawning New Year Disciples perform utsav to celebrate the dawning New Year
Disciples perform utsav to celebrate the dawning New Year Disciples perform utsav to celebrate the dawning New Year Disciples perform annkut aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Disciples perform annkut aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa
Disciples perform annkut aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Disciples perform annkut aarti to Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonelli wishes everyone a happy New Year Disciples wish to remember the start of their New Year by taking pictures of the annkut darshan
Disciples wish to remember the start of their New Year by taking pictures of the annkut darshan Disciples carefully package the prasad for distribution Disciples carefully package the prasad for distribution Disciples enjoy the annkut items consecrated by Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa
Disciples enjoy the annkut items consecrated by Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa Disciples enjoy the annkut items consecrated by Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa    

   
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