Diwali

 

Wishing you a very happy and prosperous Diwali.

 

Diwali, the Festival of Lights,  is considered to be the Indian New Year

 

It is one of  the most celebrated Hindu festivals, lasting for 5 days or longer. It is a time of great rejoicing for the upcoming year and a time of offering special pujas (rituals).

Diwali is celebrated on a new Moon night when the Moon is not visible. It is the time when Hindus worship the goddess Laxmi, seen as the giver of all comforts and money in this age.

The Festival of Lights is the triumph of good over bad, nobility over evil, knowledge over ignorance, happiness over unhappiness

 

May the Festival of Lights bring hope and light into your lives.

Below is a virtual Maha Laxmi Aarti  – it is a prayer to, and worship of the Goddess Laxmi. As you can see, the goddess is decorated in colourful jewels and all her finery.

This is a live ritual, so that those of you who have never experienced a genuine ritual, can click on the link below:

AARTI- MAHA LAXMI MAA DIWALI AARTI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMgbSSFuXVg

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