Diwali at the Chapel

Diwali at the Chapel 2022 will be held on Saturday November 5 at 7pm. The event will be in person this year, and open to all. In light of continuing concerns around Covid-19, we will take all precautions to make sure that the gathering is as safe and healthy as possible. Please check back with us for more information.

September 2022
Diwali at the Chapel 2019 featuring guest presenter Jahnavi Harrison

Inaugurated in 2008, Diwali at the Chapel has since become the university’s largest and grandest celebration of Diwali on campus. Each year, more than 500 people–students, faculty, staff, and members of the broader community–gather in the historic Princeton University Chapel for this unique take on Hinduism’s Festival of Lights. The event features offerings of devotional music and dance, traditional worship (aarti), and spiritual reflections.

In light of the Covid-19 global pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings, in 2020 we made the decision to forego our annual celebration at the chapel. Instead, we created Divya Jyoti, a virtual collection of devotional song and dance presented as an offering and premiered on Diwali evening.  

Divya Jyoti – our virtual Diwali offering in 2020

Diwali  — whether at the chapel or virtually — remains the Hindu Life Program’s flagship event and celebration of Hindu culture, tradition, and spirituality.

Find out more about Diwali at the Chapel by visiting our sister site, diwali.princeton.edu.