Many Deepavali festivals have come and gone. Yet the hearts of the vast majority are as dark as the night of the new moon. The house is lit with lamps, but the heart is full of the darkness of ignorance. O man! wake up from the slumber of ignorance.
Enjoy this special festival time when family and friends get together for sharing fun and happiness. Wishing you bucketfuls of laughter and fun. May candles, diyas and fluorescent lamps cheer you and light up your life! Happy Deepavali!
The name ‘Diwali’ or ‘Divali’ is a contraction of ‘Deepavali’ (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates into “row of lamps”. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (dīpa in Sanskrit: दीप) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers are burst in order to drive away evil spirits. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. A very happy Deepavali to you and all your family members!
May Goddess Lakshmi bestow you with opulence and prosperity; Lord Ganesha remove every obstacle from your life; Lord Shiva bestow you with mercy and compassion; Goddess Parvati give you love and devotion; Lord Brahma give you wise speech; And Lord Vishnu give you peace and truth! Have a blessed and blissful Deepavali!