• Mon, Oct 23, 2017
  • Finding the light within

    Updated: Oct, 17, 201705:00 AM

    Deepavali, the most loved festival has many legends around it; but let me share the science behind the celebrations and grandeur.
    Finding the light within
    Deepavali, celebrated on Amavasya is referred to in the Katha Upanishad and Skanda Purana as a day of great importance, to connect with the Divine. The Katha Upanishad narrates Lord Yama’s revelation of the ultimate knowledge of the self to Nachiketa. That the only path to true happiness and prosperity is finding the light within. This day signifies the power of a human to connect with the Divine cosmic light within called deepoli. Deepavali isn’t a religious ritual, but a science to experience everlasting peace and prosperity. Deepavali is not a day’s celebration, it is the preparation to enjoy your whole life as a celebration. For this to be possible, it’s necessary to eliminate existing negativity and negative karma, the reasons for obstacles in growth and happiness. Deepavali Amavasya is celebrated as Lakshmi puja and Kaali puja too....
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    Updated: Oct, 17, 201704:30 AM

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    Updated: Oct, 10, 201709:16 AM

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    Updated: Oct, 03, 201704:45 AM

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    Updated: Oct, 03, 201704:15 AM

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    Updated: Oct, 03, 201704:00 AM

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