Diwali is quite spiritual and traditional festival of Hindus. It is a festival of light and it is mostly celebrated between mid-October and Mid-November. This festival indicates the victory of spiritual goodness over darkness. That’s why the entire house is cleaned before the actual day of celebration.
People share lots of happy Diwali greetings on this day. This day is celebrated because Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile. On Diwali, Hindu people wear new clothes and share lots of happy Diwali greetings. The entire house is decorated with colorful lights and beautiful Rangoli designs.
On this day Hindu merchants in North India open their new account books and pray for success and prosperity during the coming year. The homes are cleaned and decorated by day and illuminated by night with earthen oil-lamps. The best and finest illuminations are to be seen in Bombay and Amritsar. The famous Golden Temple at Amritsar is lit in the evening with thousands of lamps placed all over the steps of the big tank. Vaishnavites celebrate the Govardhan Puja and feed the poor on a large-scale.
Many Deepavali festivals have come and gone. Yet the hearts of the vast majority are as dark as the night of the new moon. The house is lit with lamps, but the heart is full of the darkness of ignorance. Please wake up from the slumber of ignorance. Realise the constant and eternal light of the Soul which neither rises nor sets, through meditation and deep enquiry.
Giving is natural to human being as breathing, whether we realise it or not, we are constantly giving to each other and to the world through our thoughts, feelings and relationship .
Let’s do something special this Diwali.
Give some precious, priceless gift , a pure wish a living word a kind gesture , gifts that do not need to be brought or wrapped, yet will leave a lasting impression on those who receive it. Most of us cannot begin to imagine how powerful we are.The power of good wishes and feelings is an art that few actually mastered .Yet when we learn to harness our elevated thoughts and feelings we can reach out and touch others and become a positive force for healing and helping the whole world.
May the light of these little lamps bring inner light to awaken our inner motive of our own self! Let we strive and strike for the realisation of the absolute. Remember, nothing is impossible. It all depends upon how sincere are we to our motives towards the goal of our life.Let we ponder upon the absolute, to seek it, to find it and finally to rest in that supreme blessedness is the only prayer and wish upon this holy festival of Diwali.
May you all attain full inner illumination! May the supreme light of lights enlighten your understanding! May you all attain the inexhaustible spiritual wealth of the Self! May you all prosper gloriously on the material as well as spiritual planes!