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lantern sculpture trail:

Diya (light)

Derby Hindu Temple

Geeta Bhawan

96, 102 Pear Tree Rd, Derby DE23 6QA

Monday 8am -12pm and 4pm -7pm 

Tuesday 9am -12pm and 4pm -7pm

Wednesday Closed 

Thursday 9am -12pm and 4pm -7pm

Friday 9am -12pm and 4pm -7pm

Saturday 9am -12pm and 4pm -7pm

Diya is an oil lamp made from clay or mud with a cotton wick dipped in Oil or ghee. These lamps are commonly used in the Indian subcontinent and they hold sacred prominence in HinduSikhBuddhist and Jain prayers as well as religious rituals, ceremonies and festivals including Diwali. The warm, bright glow emitted from a diya is considered auspicious - it represents enlightenment, prosperity, knowledge and wisdom. Diyas represent the triumph of light over dark, good over evil with the most notable example of this being on the day of Diwali.

Hindu Temple welcomes people of all faiths.  If you would like a tour of the Temple, please ring and arrange a tour 01332 380407.

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