Skip to content

Happy Diwali!

November 12, 2012

“May the lights of Diwali
Illuminate your hearts
And  fill your life  with happiness.
 May the coming year
Bring  you peace, prosperity and joy ! !”
Wishing you Happy Diwali & Happy New Year
……with  the hope that you achieve  success in all your endeavours.  From the Team at InnOrbit.
 
Important dates in the next few days:
November 11 – Dhanvantari Day ( Lord Dhanvantari and Goddess Lakshmi – Goddess of prosperity are worshipped on this day)
November 13 – Diwali
November 14 – New Year Day
Diwali is probably India’s biggest holiday and this festival gets its name from the clay lamps that are lit outside homes. The light is representative of inner light that protects us from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas is to Christians.Diwali is celebrated in October or November each year and originated as a harvest festival that marked the last harvest of the year before winter. This year Diwali is celebrated on Tuesday, 13 November.

Indians will celebrate with family gatherings, fireworks, flowers, sharing of sweets, and of course the lighting of lamps. Worship of Lakshmi can also be significant as it is believed that she wanders the Earth looking for homes where she will be welcomed. People open their doors and windows and light lamps to invite her in.

Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith: Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs.

In every part of India they will have their own Diwali story:

  • In North India they celebrate the story of King Rama’s return to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps.


  • In the South of India they celebrates it as the day that Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.


  • In western India the festival marks the day that Lord Vishnu, an important god of the Hindu trinity, sent the demon King Bali to rule the nether world.

 

In all interpretations there is one common thread — the festival marks the victory of good over evil.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: