Celebrations at Hindu festival

Celebrations at Hindu festival

PERTH’S Hindu community will gather in Balcatta this month for its annual Gujrati Festival of Navratri celebrations.

The festival will include events organised by Navrang from September 26 to October 4, with a performance by the northern suburbs-based band Sweet Melodies.

‘Navratri means nine nights of religious, cultural colourful song and folkdance in which the goddess of shakti (strength) is worshiped and celebrated all over the world as a victory of good over evil,’ Navrang coordinator Lalit Doolabh, of Darch, said.

‘Sweet Melodies is a 10-piece musical band which provides their musical talents voluntarily under the Navrang brand.

‘Navrang was formed in 2011 with the vision to support local charities through the hosting of their religious and cultural programs.’

She said in the past three years Navrang had donated $21,500 to charities.

This year it will raise funds for Wheelchair for Kids, Diabetes WA and Lions Outback Vision at events at the Vasto Club in Balcatta on September 26 and 27 and October 3 and 4.

For more information, call 0438 903 667.