Grand Diwali Motorcade to illuminate ECD Highway on October 23

– ‘Deep Jale’ set for tomorrow evening at Kitty Seawall Roundabout

The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha will usher in Diwali with ‘Deep Jale’ – a cultural extravaganza to be held at the Kitty Seawall Roundabout on Saturday, October 15. The evening will see the murti of the Hindu Goddess Maha Lakshmi being lit up, symbolising “light over darkness”.
The murti would be lit nightly, leading up to Diwali on Monday, October 24, 2022.
In addition, there will be sacred chants and prayers, and a packed cultural presentation, including songs, dances, and poems among other things. Once again, the talented dancers from Dharmic Nritya Sangh are ready to wow the audience. President of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabah, Dr Vindhya Persaud, is also expected to address the gathering.
After a two-year hiatus, the countrywide motorcade returns on Saturday, October 15, with one also being held in Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice. That cultural show will take place at the Johanna Mandir.
This will be followed by the West Coast Berbice event on Sunday, October 16, at the Bath Community Centre Ground, and the Upper Corentyne motorcade at the Tagore High School Ground at Number 63 Village, Corentyne.
On Friday, October 21, all roads would lead to the East Canje Ground and the Albion Community Centre Ground for the Lower and Central Corentyne Motorcades.


On Saturday, October 22, Mandirs along the East Bank of Demerara would assemble at the Diamond Tarmac for judging and presentations. Also on the same day, the compound of the Ocean View Mandir at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara will be illuminated as the West Side hosts its annual spectacle.
Meanwhile, the winners of the various motorcades would assemble at the Shri Krishna Mandir on Sunday, October 23 for the grand event. The illuminated vehicles depicting the various forms of Mother Latchmi will make their way to the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Community Centre Ground for the cultural extravaganza.
Several local, regional and international artistes are expected to perform at the grand event. This will see millions of dollars in prizes being handed out.