When started about 15 years ago, Diwali Pahat was meant to bring together people and make the festival of lights a community Festival. Today, the “Diwali Pahat” does that and a lot more, including offering Music & Dance aficionados in the city a taste of what they love the most traditional classical music performed by the best of the best. Previously Diwali used to be celebrated in a very family-centric manner. Satish Desai, considered to be a pioneer of the concept Diwali Pahat’, organised the first programme which saw noted singer Suresh Wadkar performing. However it received poor response, but it grew since then and today, thousands of people attend Diwali Pahat’ programmes organised in various Cities. Interestingly,Dance Institues in Nashik too took inspiration from the concept and organised similar Diwali Pahat Programme with the motto to bring together the entire community. Pahat’ means early morning hours, and a Diwali Pahat’ events is essentially organised in the morning hours.