lantern sculpture trail:
Derby Hindu Temple
96, 102 Pear Tree Rd, Derby DE23 6QA
Monday 8am -12pm and 4pm -7pm
Tuesday 9am -12pm and 4pm -7pm
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 Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist 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.