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Memorial Church Open Visiting Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 1 PM
Tours on Fridays at 11 AM.

Memorial Church is closed for University holidays, University closures, services, and private events. Windhover Contemplative Center is currently closed. There is no expected re-opening date at this time.

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Hindu Religious Services

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Sunday, November 12, 2023

Stanford HSA DiwaliFest

When: November 12, 4:00 - 6:30 pm 
Where: Stanford Memorial Church

The Stanford Hindu Students Association invites you to DiwaliFest 2023! Join us for free food, music, cultural performances, and even a MASSIVE RANGOLI! You will see Stanford's competitive dance and a cappella teams, a UC Berkeley dance team, and even a Special Guest Performance (see below)! 


-- Sharda Pujan: student- led; All students can join us on stage and receive a free mini- notebook!

-- Performances by Stanford and UC Berkeley competitive dance and a cappella teams 

-- Free mehendi

-- Student Speakers 

-- Special Guest Performance by Bollywood's rising star Vivek Agrawal 

-- Massive Rangoli (colors provided for free!) 

-- Free Food!

Observances are set and move according to a lunar calendar.

Observances for the 2023-2024 academic year 

  • August 30: Raksha Bandhan
  • September 7: Sri Krishna Jayanti
  • September 19: Ganesh Chaturthi
  • September 30: Pitru Kaksha
  • October 15- October 23: Navaratri
  • October 21: Saraswati Puja
  • October 24: Dassehra
  • November 1: Karwa Chauth
  • November 12: Diwali
  • November 13: Vikram New Year (2080)
  • January 14: Makar Sankranti
  • February 14: Vasanta Panchami
  • March 8: Mahashivaratri
  • March 25: Holi
  • April 9: Navvarsha
  • April 9- April 17: Ramayana Week
  • April 14: Vaisakhi (Solar New Year)
  • April 17: Ramanavami
  • April 23: Hanuman Jayanti