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Pearl. IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 25 October 2011 at 2:06pm | IP Logged

Vanakkam, Namaste and VandanamBig smile Today is 26th October and a very special day for us. Yess its DiwaliBig smile I wish you all a very happy Diwali!Hug Diwali night is full of lights, may your life be filled with colors and lights of happiness. Have fun and enjoy it with your full familyBig smile

Deepavali is a festival where people from all age groups participate. They give expression to their happiness by lighting earthen 'diyas' (lamps), decorating the houses, bursting firecrackers and inviting near and dear ones to their households for partaking in a sumptuous feast. The lighting of lamps is a way of paying obeisance to god for attainment of health, wealth, knowledge, peace, valor and fame. 

It is one time in the whole year that children volunteer to leave their beds long before the day begins. In fact, the traditional oil bath at 3 a.m, is the only chore that stands between them and the pre-dawn adventures. They emerge, scrubbed clean to get into their festive attire, and light up little oil lamps, candles and scented sticks(agarbathis), the wherewithal for setting alight crackers and sparklers. 

On Diwali night, little clay lamps are lit in everyone homes, but now a days colored electric lamps are also used. What is the significance of lighting a lamp? There is a logical answer to this question. It is through the light that the beauty of this world is revealed or experienced. Most civilizations of the world recognize the importance of light as a gift of God. It has always been a symbol of whatever is positive in our world of experience. 

To Hindus, darkness represents ignorance, and light is a metaphor for knowledge. Therefore, lighting a lamp symbolizes the destruction, through knowledge, of all negative forces- wickedness, violence, lust, anger, envy, greed, bigotry, fear, injustice, oppression and suffering, etc. Competition is stiff, and even the little girl in silk frocks and their finery are watching out for the best sparklers and flowerpots, the rockets and Vishnuchakras, which light-up the night sky like a thousand stars. Grown-ups are the soul of generosity. Festive bonhomie abounds.

May This Diwali be as bright as ever.
May this Diwali bring joy, health and wealth to you.
May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones
May this Diwali bring in u the most brightest and choicest happiness and
love you have ever Wished for.
May this Diwali bring you the utmost in peace and prosperity.
May lights triumph over darkness.
May peace transcend the earth.
May the spirit of light illuminate the world.
May the light that we celebrate at Diwali show us the way and lead us
together on the path of peace and social harmony 

Iniya Deepavali NalvazhtukkalBig smile


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Pearl. IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 25 October 2011 at 2:12pm | IP Logged

PartyWish you all a very Happy Diwali!!Party

Hope this Diwali be a special and a memorable one!

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Shemmo IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 25 October 2011 at 2:13pm | IP Logged
Thanks Pearl Akka for the lovely Thread.Big smile

Hope this Diwali brings you and your family all the happiness. Enjoy and have fun.Hug

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Edited by Shamz. - 25 October 2011 at 2:14pm

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Posted: 25 October 2011 at 2:21pm | IP Logged
Wishing all Thendralians a Very Happy Diwali Big smile

Dear friends, Wish you and your family a very happy Diwali Hug
May God fulfill all your wishes in wealth, health & happiness in your lifeHug

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Thendralfan Senior Member

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Posted: 25 October 2011 at 8:36pm | IP Logged
Dear friends,

 Wish U All a Very Happy Diwali ..

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mini_00 Goldie

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Posted: 25 October 2011 at 10:02pm | IP Logged
Dear friends
wish you all ... very happy deepawaliBig smile

Edited by mini_00 - 25 October 2011 at 10:04pm

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Posted: 26 October 2011 at 12:26am | IP Logged


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Deepavali A five days Hindu festival marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year according to the Lunar Calendar. "Deepavali" from Sanskrit dipa = lamp, awali = row, line, when It literally translated means "Row of Lights". It means "row of lighted lamps" or the Festival of lights. It celebrates the victory of goodness over evil, light over darkness. During Deepavali people pray to Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth, light, prosperty and wisdom, but also to God Ganesha, the 'Remover of Obstacles' or the 'Lord of Beginnings'.
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It is the day when Shri Kirshna killed "NARAKASURA" ' the demon of sorrow and hell, who had kidnapped and imprisoned 16,000 princesses for his harem. 'Puranas' have it that Naraka, son of Bhudevi, acquired immense power from a blessing given by Lord Brahma after a evere penance. He soon unleashed a reign of terror in the kingdom of Kamarupa, harassing celestial beings with his invincible might. Unable to bear the tyranny of the demon, the celestial beings pleaded with Lord Krishna to save them from his torture. But Narakasura could not be easily killed as he had a boon that he would face death only at the hands of his mother Bhudevi. So, Krishna asks his wife Satyabhama, the reincarnation of Bhudevi, to be his charioteer in the battle with Naraka.

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When Krishna feigns unconsciousness after being hit by an arrow of Naraka, Satyabhama takes the bow and aims the arrow at Naraka, killing him instantly. Later Lord Krishna reminds her of the boon she had sought as Bhudevi. The slaying of Naraka by Sathyabhama could also be taken to interpret that parents should not hesitate to punish their children when they stray on to the wrong path. The message of Naraka Chaturdasi is that the good of the society should always prevail over one's own personal bonds.
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The second day is Amavasya when Lakshmi puja is performed. It is believed that on this day Goddess Lakshmi would be in her benevolent mood and fulfill the wishes of her devotees. One version says that it was on this day that Goddess Lakshmi emerged from Kshira Sagara (Ocean of Milk) when the Gods and demons were churning the sagara (ocean) for nectar (Amritam)Fun & Info @
It is the day when the selfish ego, which has entrapped all the 16,000 thought varieties, is killed and all thoughts get wedded to the one infinite-blissful-consciousness-"LORD SHREE KRISHNA PARAMAATMA". The festival gives us a glowing example of how one has to brush aside one's personal joys and sorrows in the interest of society.
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Fill the heart with the oil of love. Place in it the wick of single - pointed mind. Light it with the knowledge of truth and remove the darkness of Ignorance around you.

Best wishes for the festivals of lights.May the festival stir up within you the unconquerable desire to excel in the pursuit you are engaged in.Have a sense of pride aiming at achieving excellence in what ever work you undertake.It must be your endeavour to throw your heart and soul into it and try to achieve high standards of excellence.
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maha2us IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 26 October 2011 at 12:54am | IP Logged
Wish you all the Thendralians a happy, prosperous and a glowing Deepavali full of lights and colors.
May Goddess Lakshmi, shower all Her blessings on you all!
May this festival of light blow off all the darknesses in your life and take you all to the light!
Hope all of you are having nice time today!

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