Visit this exciting zone to immerse yourself in a gripping walkthrough of Lord Rama’s life with his wife Sita.
Walk through our activities and take home gifts and pictures after taking part in captivating moments that Lord Ram partook Himself!
Lose yourself in our mesmerising altar where you find out why we use lights in this festival.
Make, create and design your own celebratory candle light, to present your designs to the deities of Lord Ram, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman!
Catch up with our visual interactive short stories of the Ramayan and even take pictures with our dress up crew!
A sari or saree is a female garment from the Indian subcontinent that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards in length and two to four feet in breadth that is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff.
A friend of mine always said that ‘a saree was the most elegant and chic attire that a girl could wear’.
Learn how to drape a saree around you and partake in the Garba performance with it on and experience how it adds élan to your natural grace & elegance.
Live Garba performance:
A professional group will lead and demonstrate a beautiful Garba performance and will encourage all attendees to join in the performance.
Here’s your opportunity to join the celebrations:
Yoga & Meditation Zone:
Science has shown that your mind and body benefits from taking time out of your daily life to shut down and doing your own practises that include yoga, breathing techniques, mindfulness & meditation.
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.
Meditation is about resting the mind and transforming it. With regular meditation you can you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being
Mindfulness is being aware of the present moment – about being aware of yourself, your feelings, your thoughts & bodily sensations.
Combining these three with breathing techniques form the necessary ingredients to a healthy body and a positive mind.
Some overall benefits include:
Don’t worry if you’ve never practised yoga or meditation before, our facilitators are experienced professionals who can guide novices & experts alike.
WW1 Centenary - Thank you
The Royal British Legion is delighted to be attending this year’s Diwali on the Square. 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and the Legion is leading a movement to say `Thank You` to the entire First World War generation: all who served, sacrificed and changed our world. As part of this movement we are thanking people of all Commonwealth nations - not just those who fell on the battlefield; but also those who played their part on the home front and those who returned to build a better future.