Festivals, Diwali, Mithai(sweets), Special Diwali Shopping, Rangoli, lights, lamps, Lakshmi Pooja, crackers, Special Diwali Dinner!!Oh God!It's my favourite day, my favourite festival of all.As a kid too, this festival fascinated me the most, got me excited and my special 'tayari', oh, no other day had this charm..But as I entered my late teenage years, it became less exciting, don't know why..??
We all know the story of the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana.
Diwali is the celebration of the inner light, which outshines all darkness, removes all obstacles and dispels all ignorance.So all of us must realise the importance of self-satisfaction.It's the happiness of our inner soul which defines us.So each one of us needs to know how fortunate we are to have been born and brought up in places and families where we can enjoy the festivities.Think of those people for whom this day means just another day,another day when they'd have to toil hard to earn a square meal.If life hasn't reacted well to the tantrums we threw and hasn't pampered us enough, then atleast it has given us enough to feel special on a day..And I want to wish you all my SPECIAL SWEET-BLOG-HEARTS a happy and a prosperous iwali!:)
While you make yourself feel really special,don't forget to include those people I mentioned above in your happinesses because you are the only ray of hope in their deprived lives.Why not add sparkle into their lives, just a smile, treat them with compassion, may be a little gift and look at the transition,the inner beauty will exude out of a lifeless face and there you have pleased all the Gods.No Lakshmi Puja or Ganesha worship equals this kind gesture. Let it not just be a cliche! This Diwali let's really bring a smile to some less fortunate's faces:)
Diwali signifies victory of good over evil,knowledge over ignorance.With so much negativity around,it is difficult to believe the existence of any goodness,benevolence or such virtues in this world.Infact, a hint of goodness is treated as an object of satire.Such is the attitude of people and I don't excuse myself from this category(dearies!Writing about it doesn't make me Sati Saavitri:P).But a little check can take our society to a new level altogether."Bura Matt Dekho","Bura Matt Bolo","Bura Matt Suno"(May have messed up with the order) but the meaning is clear "See no Evil","Do No Evil","Speak No Evil"!!(Bandar banna zaroori nahi hai iske liye:P).This Evil could be corruption, nepotism, injustice in any form and you gotta stand against it:x
I may be sounding in a "Bhaashan-Jhaado" mood..but guys we need to realise some things and I did.Don't know if it was of any help to you but I'm looking forward to implementing it.
And yes Wishing you all a very Happy,Prosperous,Dazzling,Sparkling Diwali!!May Goddess Lakshmi pour gold coins on your head(Tada-Thud-Thud-Thud!!) and Lord Ganesha bless you with peace and prosperity!!:)