Sri Venkateswara [Balaji] Temple Edina, Minnesota


Diwali Cultural Celebrations on November 16th, 2013

Posted October 23, 2013 by admin in Cultural Events

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The name “Diwali” or “Divali” is a contraction of deepavali which translates into “row of lamps”.Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil.These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome.Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits.During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

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Event on : Date: Saturday November 16th, 2013

Time : 4PM – 8 PM (SV Temple Auditorium)

Below are the guidelines for sending entries:

  • Categories – Solo/Group performance of
    • Classical Dance
    • Semi Classical/Folk /Bollywood/Any form of Indian dance
  • Singing – Classical/Semi Classical/Folk/Bollywood… with or without Karaoke
  • Instrumental – Classical/Semi Classical/Folk/Bollywood… with or without Karaoke
  • Skit/Mimicry or showcase any other talent
  • No Language restriction and songs should be with decent lyrics
  • Participant has to make arrangement for Sruthi box/Karaoke track
  • Accompaniment on Mridangam/Violin… will not be provided and performing person/group has to make arrangement
  • It is mandatory that all participants must be registered. Registration for solo/group is $ 15 per participant
  • Minimum Age of participation is 4yrs and no limit on max age
  • Separate registration is required by dance groups participating in more than one dance category
  • Max Length of the song should me 5-6 minutes
  • Minimum kids for group are 3 and maximum is 8
  • The participants are responsible for their costumes and other requirements for their presentations.
  • The participating group will be in charge of setting up and clearing the stage after the performance
  • Mementoes & certificate of participation would be issued for all Participants
  • Audio files used for competition would not be returned
  • Program would be recorded and it is not possible to edit the video
  • Any exceptions and decisions for participation will be decided by cultural committee
  • All proceedings will go to temple
  • Any questions, please email us at
  • Program main Contact: Vishala–612-251-0004 / Venkat -612-868-9888
  • Last date for sending entries / registration is Nov 10th, 2013
  • Make payment using Donation link on temple website or checks are acceptable