Shubh Diwali!

Our next Noontime Nourish falls on the Hindu festival of Diwali. Here is a blessing I came upon a few years ago in the Times of India. The post on the longer-form blog has a more detailed description of the significance of the festival.

The Considered Kula


Today is Diwali.

May the lamps of love and devotion burn brightly in your hearts
May the light of understanding shine in your minds,
May the light of harmony glow in your home
May the bright rays of service shine forth ceaselessly from your hands.
May your smile, your words, and your actions be as sweet as the sweets of this festive season.
May Mahalakshmi bring you the true wealth of peace, health, happiness, and love.

Swami Chidanand
Saraswati
via Festival of Lights – Times Of India. November 5, 2010

Here is the background on the festival. See my earlier post for more.

The third day of Diwali is the most important day for people in North India and West India. This is the 15th day of the month Krishna Paksha Ashvin, the new moon day Amavasya. Hindus devote this day performing Lakshmi Puja, worshiping the Goddess of wealth…

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