On this day, all spiritual aspirants and devotees worship Vyasa in honor of his divine personage and all disciples perform a ‘puja’ of their respective spiritual preceptor or ‘Gurudevs’.
This day is of deep significance to the farmers, for it heralds the setting in of the much-needed rains, as the advent of cool showers usher in fresh life in the fields. It is a good time to begin your spiritual lessons. Traditionally, spiritual seekers commence to intensify their spiritual ‘sadhana’ from this day.
The period ‘Chaturmas’ (“four months”) begins from this day. In the past, wandering spiritual masters and their disciples used to settle down at a place to study and discourse on the Brahma Sutras composed by Vyasa, and engage themselves in Vedantic discussions.
Lakshmi Puja on Diwali: There are two legends that associate the worship of Lakshmi on this day. According to the first legend, on this day, Lakshmi emerged from Kshira Sagar, the Ocean of Milk, during the great churning of the oceans, Samudra Manthan. The second legend (more popular in western India) relates to the Vamana avatar of the big three Vishnu, the incarnation he assumed to kill the demon king Bali. On this day, Vishnu came back to his abode the Vaikuntha; so those who worship Lakshmi receive the benefit of her benevolent mood, and are blessed with mental, physical and material well-being. May Goddess Lakshmi shower you with abundant happiness on this auspicious festival of Diwali!
May this Durga puja be as bright as ever. May this Durga Puja brings joy,health and wealth to you. May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear once life. Happy Durga Puja to all of you.
Ambe hai tu jagdambe kali, Jay durge khappar wali! Teri hi gun gawe bharati, Woh maiya hum sab utare teri aarati! Charan saran mein khande tumhari, Le puja ke thali! Bas haat sar par rakh do, Maa sankat harne wali!