Asato Ma Sadgamaya
Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya
Mrtyorma Amrtam Gamaya
Lead me from the asatya(Evil) to the satya(Truth).
Lead me from darkness to light.
Lead me from death to immortality.
(Brhadaranyaka Upanishad )
Diwali or call it Deepawali, as the name itself signifies is the festival of “Deep” meaning lights and today on this auspicious occasion, I wish all my country people and all my readers a very Happy Diwali.
As the historic significance of Diwali says, Lord Rama after defeating Ravana, the devil king, on this day returned to Ayodhya, his native place and on the occasion of his victory the whole state lit up lights in happiness and celebrated the occasion with joy and love, since then the day has been marked as the day of triumph of good over evil.
Diwali is one of the most celebrated occasions all across the country. The day every years comes on the no moon, also called as “ Amawasya “ when the sky is completely dark and then is lit by the lights and candles and diyas. Every house is decorated with beautiful garlands, posters and most importantly the Rangolis which is considered to be a mark of good luck and prosperity. Since morning every individual is enthusiastic about the eve of Diwali when the day starts with prayers offered to Lord Ganesha and Goddesses Lakshmi.
Every individual offers prayers to Lord Ganesha and Goddesses Lakshmi in their own way and after the prayer celebrate the eve with crackers and lights. Truly the day is the symbol of light and colors. The whole country is lit up and brightened. No other day can be as beautiful as the day when the whole country united celebrate the occasion. Sweets, fruits, chocolates… Aaah its amazing to watch the crackers burning high up in the Sky while enjoying some of the most tasty cuisines prepared and served during the occasion.
The next day is celebrated as “KALI PUJA” in some parts of the country like Bengal and a grand fare is organized in many parts of the country. But most importantly not to forget while the whole country is enjoying the colors and the lights there are some people and some houses still watching them unable to make up their own. Still wanting the crackers and the sweets, still awaiting a time when they can enjoy the same. So this Diwali make a family smile and help them to live their dream. Let’s make some efforts to make someone else Diwali as happy as ours.
Happy and Safe Diwali to all!