|Sun glows for a day;|
Candle for an hour;
Matchstick for a minute;
But a wish glows forever.
Here is my wish for a glowing Diwali and glowing life!
|May the festival of lights encircle your life with joy and happiness. Success may always be at your doorsteps. And may Goddess Lakshmi enter your home and fill it with riches and abundance!|
Warm wishes on this auspicious festival of Diwali!
|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!
|On this festival of light, may you become:|
As rich as Carlos Slim Helu;
As philanthropist as Bill Gates;
As happy as the laughing Buddha;
As innovative as Steve Jobs;
As wise as King Solomon;
And as carefree as Manmohan Singh!
|I love you and reiterate on this auspicious festival that:|
You are my Cracker, you're my Bomb;
You are my Sparkle, you're my Light;
You are my Present, you're my Goal;
And you are my Sweets, you're my Soul.
|I may not miss you everyday;|
I may not remember you everyday;
I may not communicate to you everyday;
But I miss celebrating this joyous and auspicious festivals of lights with you!
Happy Diwali, my dear friend!
|On the asupicious day of Diwali, "Lakshmi-panchayatan" enters the Universe.Vishnu, Indra, Kubera, Gajendra and Lakshmi are elements of this "panchayatan" (a group of five).|
The tasks of these elements are:
* Lakshmi: Divine Energy (Shakti) which provides energy to all the above activities.
* Vishnu: Happiness (happiness and satisfaction)
* Kubera: Wealth (generosity; one who shares wealth)
* Indra: Opulence (satisfaction due to wealth)
* Gajendra: Carries the wealth
* Saraswati: Knowledge
May you receive the benevolence of all the Panchayatan on this auspicious festival of Diwali!
|Diwali marks the end of the harvest season in most of India. Farmers give thanks for the bounty of the year gone by, and pray for a good harvest for the year to come.|
Traditionally this marked the closing of accounts for businesses dependent on the agrarian cycle, and is the last major celebration before winter.
Lakshmi symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and her blessings are invoked for a good year ahead.
May Goddess Lakshmi bestow you with abundant wealth and prosperity!
|May Goddess Lakshmi bless you with so much money that even Rajinikanth can't count it.|
|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!