Happy Deepavali

May the Festival of Lights bring peace, prosperity & success.

Warmest greetings & a very happy Deepavali to everyone.

 

According to http://www.deepavali.net/

Deepavali (also: Depawali, Dipavali, Dewali, Diwali, Divali, Dipotsavi, Dipapratipad ) marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year according to the Lunar Calendar.

It literally translated means ‘Row of Lights’ (from Sanskrit: dipa = lamp / awali = row, line). It celebrates the victory of Goodness over Evil and Light over Darkness – it ushers in the new year.

Especially for this event people are cleaning their houses and wear new clothes.

Diwali is a 5 day festival as Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Badi (Main) Diwali, Padwa and Bhaiduj.

During Deepavali people pray to Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth, light, prosperity and wisdom, but also to Ganesha, the ‘Remover of Obstacles’ and the ‘Lord of Beginnings’.

 

Pic source: http://www.pictures88.com/diwali/may-your-diwali-celebration/

About Gan Meng Foo (颜明富)

Generation X-er for Malaysia: Yes to National Spirit, Acceptance, Social Justice

Posted on October 25, 2011, in Community, Festival, Malaysia and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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