Happy Diwali and Happy New Year
Today (November 03 2103) is Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated by Indians all over the world.
Diwali marks the day Lord Rama returned to his kingdom of Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. The people rejoiced and lit lamps in his honour marking the end of the dark days when Lord Rama was in exile and the commencement of Lord Rama's reign as king which was a period of great joy and prosperity for the people.
That tradition of lighting lamps or little diyas continues today. It signifies the end of darkness and the start of new things, of happy and bright days. Hence some communities (mine included) celebrate the day after Diwali as the New Year.
Diwali always brings great surprises and I had an unexpected visit from my lovely friend that brought me great joy today.
And here are my little lamps - in keeping with tradition - my quiet celebration of Diwali. Not quite the traditional diyas but good enough I think.
Wishing you all good health, wealth and prosperity, peace, happiness, love, and many blessings.
May your path be a joyful one and may His light be ever present.
This Moment - Soule Mama
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