Diwali: Festival Of Lights

Day 303

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.”

– Marianne Williamson

It’s Diwali today – India’s biggest holiday, celebrated all over the world by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. The legends that go with the festival are different in different parts of India, but the significance and meaning are the same – it’s a celebration of the triumph of good over evil; the victory of light over darkness, and the bridge between ignorance and knowledge.

“What the festival of lights really stands for today is a reaffirmation of hope, a renewed commitment to friendship and goodwill, and a…celebration of the simple, and some not so simple, joys of life.”

– Times of India

Indians light up their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects us from spiritual darkness. Both the Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are celebrated for Diwali; Goddess Lakshmi being a symbol of abundance and prosperity, while Lord Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles that hinder our growth.

Lord Ganesha: God of New Beginnings & Remover of Obstacles

It is said that on the night of Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi visits every home, and blesses everyone with great wealth.

Lakshmi: Hindu Goddess of Wealth, Fortune & Prosperity.

Sending you positive vibes of joy and abundance, with light and love.

Happy Diwali!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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