This year a large number of children attended the function. The meeting started with a prayer meeting at 3.30 pm and at 4.00pm prasad was destributed and after that crackers were destributed. After burning the effigy of Narakasura children enjoyed the ‘banasancha.’

Children part-taking prasad after the prayer meeting.

Jagadish Ramesh Santosh Ashok SubbaRao Pothuraj Ramsudhir



Narakasura with his army! Afterall, they made the ‘king’ that he is!!

children stand for a group picture.

You watch him go up in flames and wonder how long it takes for the body to turn into ashes. “Life is short, afterall!”

Children playing with fire!


The Narakasura in the makin

The Narakasura being helped to stand on his own feet!

The goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day.

. . . Can anything be done unless everybody exerts himself to his utmost?” etc. –“It is the man of action, the lion-heart, that the Goddess of Wealth resorts to.” No need of looking behind. FORWARD! We want infinite energy, infinite zeal, infinite courage, and infinite patience, then only will great things be achieved. . . . Swami Vivekananda.

Devotees taking prasad.

Children eagerly awaiting the lighting of Narakasura.

The Narakasura going up in flames! One of the youngest boys named it ‘the puja’ of Narakasura.

Children enjoying crackers.