Temple invites Surrey to get colourful

Lakshmi Narayan Mandir hosts Holi celebration on Wednesday at Surrey temple at 8321 140th St.

  • Mar. 20, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Holi is also known as the festival of colours. Herem Kwantlen Polytechnic University student Kirpanpreet Dhillon throws coloured powder at Niki Brasad during last year's Holi festival held at Kwantlen's Surrey campus.

SURREY —The city is about to become a lot more colourful.

The management of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society (Lakshmi Narayan Mandir), is inviting all to participate in the Holi Celebration at the Surrey temple on Wednesday (March 23), starting at 4 p.m.

Holi is a spring festival and is also known as the festival of colours or the festival of sharing love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival that has become popular with non-Hindus.

Traditionally, Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika bonfire where people gather, sing, dance and party. The next morning is a free-for-all carnival of colours, where participants play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. Red signifies purity, yellow signifies piousness and green vitality.

Lakshmi Narayan Mandir is located at 8321 140th St. in Surrey.

The Now

Just Posted

TONIGHT: Team Canada’s road to the Olympic Games kicks off in South Surrey

Team Canada will play Cuba at 7:30 p.m., Softball City

Young South Surrey soccer player follows dream to England

Hugo Patel Thompson, 13, hopes to one day play for Chelsea

City Dream Centres hands out 1,000 backpacks at back to school event in Surrey

This is the fifth year the charity is hosting the event in the city

Securing Olympic spot the latest test for Canadian softball squad at Surrey tournament

Softball hasn’t been included in the Games since 2008 when Canada finished fourth in Beijing

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

Thousands of cyclist descend on small town for annual cancer fundraiser

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

Thousands of cyclist descend on small town for annual cancer fundraiser

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Border crossings across Lower Mainland seeing lengthy delays

Sumas, Peace Arch and Surrey-Blaine border crossings seeing long wait times

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

Most Read