Diwali Background


India is a great pilgrimage place where one festival or another celebrated daily. These festivals are celebrated as per tradition, each festival has its own scientific, moral, ethical and social value. Diwali has a special importance amongst them all.

“We celebrate Diwali to commemorate the day when Lord Rama returned to his kingdom, the city of Ayodhya.”

Why all of the lights? Diwali, like the day Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya, is a new moon, a moonless night. In order to light his path in the pitch black, the residents of Ayodhya lit diyas (small oil lamps) lighting up the city in divine splendor.

Secondly on Diwali there is the tradition when people meet each other. That’s why Diwali is also called DEEPMALA (A group of lamps), and firm and determined thoughts are the memorials of the flame of a lamp. We have to check whether we can accommodate ourselves in a group or in a family. Can we mingle with those whose SANSKARS are not similar to ours etc? This symbolises DEEPMALA.

So, let us all irrespective of different religious faith celebrate this ‘Diwali’ to empower our self to establish a “Value Based Happy Society of Culture of Peace & Non Violence” – our most cherished desire.