FOCUS ON VEDIC FESTIVALS DIVALI: NOV 9-14
The ancients had been very sensible. Diwali happens when the sunshine could be very darkish on the New Moon within the month when the Solar and its mild are on the lowest a part of the yr in Libra. The New Moon in Libra is November 13e at 4:27 a.m. EST. We’d like extra mild proper now as a result of we’re feeling plenty of emotional darkness across the new moon and religious darkness of the Solar in Libra. Diwali shall be celebrated on Sunday within the US this yr.
Struggle despair and hopelessness with the Mild of Diwali and get a raise. The vacation begins within the West at sundown on November 9, when it’s auspicious to carry out puja in the course of the first hours of the hour.
My pal wrote a fantastic poem for the vacations.
Mild the lamp of affection in your coronary heart.
Ignite the flame of knowledge in your thoughts.
Mild the candle of religion in your willpower.
Ignite the hearth of energy that waits inside you.
It is Diwali time. – Divya Prabha
The competition is understood to be talked about in Sanskrit scriptures reminiscent of Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. The earlier textual content mentions diyas or small lamps that are mentioned to be symbolic of components of the solar – the sunshine and power giver for all. In line with well-liked mythology, Diwali is related to Yama and Nachiketa on Karthik Amavasya or the brand new moon evening of Diwali. The story has been revered for hundreds of years as considered one of good versus evil, true wealth and data. Most likely that is why individuals rejoice Diwali because the Competition of Mild, which additionally means data, prosperity and knowledge.
Many rejoice Diwali to commemorate the return of Rama and Sita after 14 years of exile, whereas others rejoice it because the return of Pandavas after 12 years of vanvas and a yr of agyatavas.
How is Diwali celebrated?
From the start of autumn, individuals begin on the point of rejoice the competition. Folks purchase gold, silver and utensils for his or her houses, clear and furnish their homes, and enhance them with colourful rangolis and vibrant diyas. Folks worship Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles, on Diwali.
The five-day celebrations of Diwali
Day 1: Dhanteras: The Competition of Wealth – lamps are saved ritually lit all evening lengthy in honor of Lakshmi and Dhanvantar.
Day 2: Naraka Chaturdashi: Spiritual rituals and festivities happen within the early morning: house decorations and colourful ground patterns referred to as rangoli are made and ladies enhance their palms with henna designs.
Day 3: Deepavali: Kinfolk, kinfolk and mates acknowledge essential relationships and friendships by exchanging presents and sweets.
Day 4: Diwali Padva: Celebration of mutual love and devotion between a husband-wife bond.
Day 5: Bhai Dooj: The foremost festivities finish with a devotion to sister-brother relationship on the fifth day.
Pujas will be carried out all through the 5 days of festivities.
Earlier than the evening of Diwali, individuals clear, renovate and enhance their houses and workplaces. They gown in new garments, mild lamps and candles and take part in pujas worshiping Lakshmi. The puja is adopted by fireworks and a household celebration throughout which sweets and presents are exchanged between relations, mates and family members.
For a lot of businessmen, that is additionally the day after they begin a brand new monetary yr by adopting a brand new ‘bahi khata’ or account ebook, after presenting it to Goddess Lakshmi. They imagine that together with her blessings it is going to be a worthwhile yr for them. (Indian Put up) A promising time to start out a brand new chapter in your yr and funds.