“May the lights of DiwaliIlluminate your heartsAnd fill your life with happiness.May the coming yearBring 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 – DiwaliNovember 14 – New Year Day
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.