Diwali in Luton 2023

Diwali in Luton is celebrating its fifth year since the event was launched back in 2018 and since then has and been attended by 10,000 people and supported by key partners OM Group and Shree Sanatan Seva Samj (Luton Hindu Mandir).  Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all South Asian Celebrations and is celebrated by Jains and Sikhs as well as Hindus. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, meaning rows of lighted lamps. The Festival lasts for five days and usually falls in October and November.  Diwali is also a major cultural event for the Indian diaspora.

Partners of Diwali In Luton, Mr Raj Parmar, Chairperson of OM Group and Mr Jitesh Pankhania, President of Shree Sanatan Seva Samaj (Luton Hindu Mandir) said, “The essence of Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and marks Ram’s defeat of the evil spirit Ravan, and his triumphant return home. To continue our traditions we welcome you to come and join us at Luton’s most popular Diwali festival.

More details to follow soon!


Shree Sanatan Seva Samaj (Universal Service to the Community) was established in 1975. Registered as a Hindu Mandir and a Community Centre, it serves the local community in and around Luton, with over 800 life members registered. It was the first place of worship and a centre for the Hindu community in Bedfordshire. The centre's contribution to the religious welfare and cultural, educational and recreational life of the community has benefited the community in Luton. It is the only Hindu Mandir in Luton practicing Sanatan Dharma. We are also the first Fairtrade Hindu Mandir in the UK to be granted a certificate by the Fairtrade association.

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