Blessings to all this Diwali

2018-11-07 06:03
Ariana Maharaj joins the ‘Greytown Gazette’ in wishing all Hindu clients and readers a happy Diwali.

Ariana Maharaj joins the ‘Greytown Gazette’ in wishing all Hindu clients and readers a happy Diwali.

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OF all our Hindu festivals, Diwali is the most significant and colourful. Celebrated by Hindus all over the world, it honours the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.

Attributed mainly to the return of Lord Rama and Mother Sitha back to Ayodhya after 14 years in exile and defeating the evil Ravana, rows of lamps were lit to welcome them back home.

Diwali offers people an opportunity to share.

Gifts and sweets are exchanged, prayers are conducted, homes are cleaned and decorated and an atmosphere of jubilation prevails.

Diwali reminds us that God always protects His devotees. We also learn that “evil” must die and “good” lasts forever.

Mother Lakshmi visits every home on Diwali day and blesses us with material and spiritual wealth.

We have to be ready to receive by asking ourselves these questions — Do I think of God everyday? Do I do any good deeds like helping the poor? Am I kind to my parents and other human beings?

Diwali also reminds us to be humble and not proud of ourselves.

I wish all Hindus a joyous and safe Diwali. May Shree Raam bless you with all his blessings.

Please remember your pets when bursting fireworks.

Jai Shree Raam

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