Saffron Valley, Indian Street Foods, will be holding its first annual Diwali Nite on Saturday Oct. 29, 2011 at the Noah’s location in South Jordan.
Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, is one of the most celebrated and auspicious occasions of the East Indian community throughout the world.
"We are anticipating a mixed attendance of local and Indian communities to come together in a social setting during Diwali Nite, to enjoy a grand Indian dinner buffet catered by Saffron Valley, live entertainment, complimentary henna art, tarot card reading, DJ by Utah Jive, and Bollywood-style dancing, which are sure to make a memorable evening", said Lavanya Mahate, Owner, Saffron Valley, in a press release. "Diwali is a time of giving and sharing and we are looking forward to spreading the message of Diwali with the local community", added Lavanya.
The evening will feature a variety of entertainment, plenty of great Indian food, and the chance to learn more about Indian culture. Many people will be dressed in traditional Indian attire of silk saris, salwars and lehengas. Indian attire is encouraged but not mandatory.
Admission tickets for Diwali Nite are $40 per person. To purchase your tickets contact Lavanya at (801) 509-1205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct 24. Tickets will be $50 at the door.
The DJ will spinning Bollywood music, Bhangara (Western music, developed in Britain in the 1980's, that is highly influenced by music of Punjab) and more until midnight.
From the press release:
Spiritual Significance of Diwali: While Diwali is popularly known as the "festival of lights", the most significant spiritual meaning is "the awareness of the inner light". The celebration of Diwali as the "victory of good over evil", refers to the light of higher knowledge dispelling all ignorance, the ignorance that masks one's true nature, not as the body, but as the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality. Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Diwali is the celebration of this Inner Light.
About Saffron Valley: Saffron Valley, Indian Street Foods has enjoyed growing popularity since opening in Feb 2011, earning both critic's acclaim and the approval of a diverse clientele.
Urbanization and street food go hand in hand. Across the globe, street food has become an important part of daily life. Street food is of particular importance in India, where selling of street food like chaat, biryanis, wraps, gave pushcart vendors and their families a means of income as well as a vital cultural connection. Street food is still an integral part of Indian life though served from a bistro rather than a pushcart; Saffron Valley upholds this essential Indian tradition.
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