Deepavali message

2015-11-11 06:00

Deepavali is a festival of lights and literally means a row of lamps. It is celebrated by Hindus throughout the world when every home offers prayers to Mother Lakshmi for wealth and prosperity. It is believed that Lakshmi visits homes at this time.

Reasons for celebrating this festival are drawn from mythology. Lord Rama's return to Ayudhya after 14 years in exile in the dark forest was celebrated by a row of lamps lighting his path back to his kingdom thus symbolising light conquering darkness.

Lord Krishna was also revered for his victory over the demon Kraksura who terrorised young maidens in Vrindavan.

Diwali signifies the triumph of good over evil, righteousness over treachery, truth over falsehood hope over despair and light over darkness.

It offers Hindus an opportunity to give and share.In this spirit the Shri Vishnu Mandir embarks on a Diwali hamper distribution programme made possible through the generous donations of sponsors.

These hampers are distributed to needy families in and around Greytown. We humbly thank our sponsors.

In conclusion, I wish on behalf of all Shri Vishnu Mandir members and officials all best wishes on this very auspicious festival.

May the light of Deepavali spread love and goodwill in all to dispel evil thoughts.

Remember, Lakshmi resides with people who are devoted, grateful, virtuous, pious, pure at heart, wise and forgiving,

Jai Shree Raam.

President Shri Vishnu
Mandir, Mrs R. Aheer.

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