Happy Diwali 2019

 

The 2019 Deepavali or Diwali celebration has begun and Sunday, October 27 is Lakshmi-Pujan, the central day of the 5-day Utsav (celebration).  This is simply the most joyous period of the year. Every home is full of lights celebrating the victory of light over darkness. With lights comes Rangoli, literally a creative fest of patterns & designs drawn in homes to celebrate this most auspicious & joyous utsav.

 

 

Two years ago, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (India’s largest state) began celebrating Diwali on a grand scale with 200,000 lights adorning the bank of Saryu River, the river in which Bhagvaan Sri Raam ended his Avataar on earth. See how it looked. 

Tomorrow the bank of the Saryu River will light up with 5,50,000 lamps, more than twice the number in 2017. What a glorious sight will it be?   

We respectfully & happily wish all our readers a Very Happy Diwali. Let the light illuminate all lives & drive darkness away. 

    

It is important to remember the ancient invocations that are the central & integral parts of Sindhu Dharma.

ॐ असतो मा सत गमयLead me from Untruth to Truth

             तमसो मा ज्योतिर् गमयLead me from Darkness to Light

              मृत्योर मा अमृतं गमयLead me from Death to Immortality

From the personal to the universal good:

सर्वेऽपि सुखिन: सन्तु; – Let all be happily content

सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः Let all be without ill-health

सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु; – Let all perceive the Noble

मा कश्चित् दुक्खम् आप्नुयात् – Let no one suffer grief

This state of Universal Good is described as Svasti (Su-Asti) and the Symbol that symbolizes creation of Svasti is called Svastik. So let this Diwali deliver Svasti to you & your families.

स्वस्ति अस्तु भवतु

                     

 

Listen to a superb recitation of the above invocations:

 

 

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