This is the final posting of Diwali messages - GT Moderators
Jai shree krishna
Wishing you all a happy deepwali and prosperous new year.
M. M. Purohit
Please let me wish all of us a
Very happy and prosperous Diwali.
Thanks for the Deepavali greetings and we wish you the same.
Arya Samaj Fort
The term originally was Deepavali- a collection of lamps around,
Deepem Aavali, which corrupted during the Centuries to Diwali which
has no meaning as such.
Jai Shri Krishna,
Warm wishes to all the Sadhaks on this holy festival of lights and a
very happy new year.
Rajendra J Bohra
On this auspicious occassion, come, let us rededicate ourselves
spreading peace & conservation ... reading online & saving trees
SIGNIFICANCE OF DIWALI
Diwali festival is a 5 day Hindu festival in India which occurs on
the fifteenth day of Kartika. Diwali when translated means "rows of
lighted lamps" and the occasion is also referred to as the Festival
of Lights. During Diwali, Indian homes are cleaned and windows are
opened to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Lamps, lights and
candles are lit as a greeting to Goddess Laksmi. Gifts are exchanged
and sweets, festive meals are prepared during Diwali. Because there
are many castes and regions in India, there are myriad
manifestations of the Diwali festival In some places, the festival
begins with Dhanteras, a day set aside to worship Laksmi. In the
Indian culture, wealth is not viewed as a corruptive power. Instead,
a wealthy person is considered to have been rewarded for good deeds
of a past life, i.e karma. On the second day of the festival, Kali,
the goddess of Strength, is worshipped on the third day ( the last
day of the year in the lunar calendar), lamps are lit and shine
brightly in homes. The lamp symbolizes knowledge.The fourth day of
Diwali falls on the first day of the lunar New Year. At this time,
old business accounts are settled and new books are opened. The
books are worshiped in a special ceremony by Indian priests and
participants are encouraged to remove anger, hate, and jealousy from
their lives. On the last day (Balipratipada) of the festival, Bali,
an ancient Indian king, is recalled and remembered. Bali destroyed
the centuries old philosophies of the society. However, in addition
to this, he is remembered for being a generous and kind person.
Hence, the significance of this day is to see the good in others,
including enemies. The Jain communities of India celebrate Diwali as
a New Year's Day. Lord Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, attained
his Nirvana on the day of Diwali. Sikhs celebrate Diwali to express
joy at the return of the sixth Guru to Amritsar in 1620; Emperor
Jahangir had imprisoned him along with 52 Hindu kings. The Guru was
granted freedom but refused to leave until the kings were also
released. Diwali is by far the most enthusiastically enjoyed
festival in India. People of different nationalities, races,
religions and backgrounds come together to share their joys
generating a feeling of universal brotherhood and inter-religious
Wish you All a Very Happy Deepawli...
Jai Sri Ram...
Jay Shri Krishnam
I am grateful for the blessings of God.
Dear Indian Friends
Happy Diwali with core of heart
Deepawali greetings from me. Yes life is nothing but a DIYA OF
LIGHT. May this Deepawali help you to enlighten yourself to have a
glimps of ATMA.
Sabhi Sadhakon ko meri taraf sr Diwali ki hardik subh-kaamnayen.
sabhi prabhu-kripa ke paatra ho,jo unse prapt anukampa ko auron ko
bhi vitrit karne ki bhavanaa rakhate ho.
Today while listening Swamiji's pravachan of 6th Jan 1991 (Bandhan
kya hai),a sadhak didn't understood what swamiji wanted to say but
instead of saying so,Swamiji said, 'I didn't understood fully'. He
not only lectures on Gita,he teaches us, how to live and behave with
others.Later Swamiji clarified that instead of saying "you didn't
understand.Its better to say, I didn't understand.Really Swamiji's
lectures are filled with gems.In the same lecture he explained about
bondage "bandhan" very effectively.
Dear Respected Kauraji,
Grateful thanks for your kind Diwali greetings which I very
warmly reciprocate .
Diwali Ki Shubh Kamanayee
May God Bless You With
Love as deep as the ocean
Friends as solid as diamonds
Success as bright as gold
Happy Diwali to All the sadhaks,
May all our ignorance born of darkness be destroyed and lit with the
light of wisdom.
Lord Krishna says
'With their minds fixed on Me, with their lives surrendered to Me,
enlightening each other about My excellence and greatness and ever
speaking of Me, they always remain contented and delightful with Me.
In order to bestow My grace upon them, I, dwelling in their self,
destroy their darkness, born of ignorance, by the luminous lamp of
wisdom." (Gita 10.10-11)
O Lord, you are running with that lamp around, but we never look at
When describing your vibhutis, You said
"I am the radiant sun among the luminaries" (Gita 10.21)
'The radiance in the sun that illumines the entire universe, and
that which shines in the moon and that which shines in the fire too,
know that radiance to be Mine.' (Gita 15.12)
Seeing your cosmic form Sanjaya said
"If there be the effulgence of a thousand suns bursting forth all at
once in the heavens, even that would hardly approach the splendor of
the Mighty Lord." (Gita 11.12)
and Arjuna said
"I see you endowed with a diadem, club and discus, a mass of
splendor glowing all round, having the brilliance of blazing fire
and sun, had to gaze at and immeasurable on all sides." (Gita 11.17)
'I see You without beginning, middle or end, possessing unlimited
prowess and endowed with number less arms, having the Sun and moon
for your eyes, and blazing fire of your mouth, and scorching this
universe by your radiance. (Gita 11.19)
O Lord, you revealed your cosmic form in 10th and 11th chapter so
that wherever we find any radiance, brilliance, the mind may only
think of You. You said
"Every being such as is glorious, brilliant and powerful, know that
to be a part manifestation of My glory?" (Gita 10.41)
You know that if this human will consider that brilliance of this
world then he will get tied down and will ruin himself. So to save
him from the traps of this world and invite to your abode you are
making so many efforts. About Your abode You have said
"Neither the sun nor the moon nor fire can illuminate that supreme
self-effulgent state, attaining which they never return to this
world; that is My Supreme Abode" (Gita 15.6)
O Lord shower your grace in such a manner, that we might never ever
forget you. We might never ever forget you.
Varun P. Paprunia
Wish you all a very happy and prosperous Deepawali. May the spirit
of this festival brighten up everyone's life and bring us peace.
Happy Diwali and wishing you all the best!
Krishna and Bhishma Agnihotri
Jai Sai Ram
Today is Diwali. Wishing all devotees Happy Diwali.
Stricktly speaking Depaavalli has been seen over so many years and
were is the charm in it. We are growing loder day by day. Our real
Deepavalli comes only once the Bagavan slays our 6 bad gunas and
gives us HIS glimpse of Sri Krishna Roop.
Dear Sadaks, I was with my mother and father (Sri Krishna & Sri
Rukmani) on Deepavalli day at Guruvayur and Mammiyur sheding my
tears to give me HIS darshan. I am blessed with wealth and health,
but this is temporary and does not give me that joy of seeing
Guruvayur Appan or Pandarinathan or Padmanaban. In Guruvayur ONLY
sadaks can enter Vaikunta Doors all 364 days with Maha Vishnu lying
posture with mother Mahalakshma at HIS feet, with great saint
Wish you all a very spiritually uplifting Diwali. May the Light of
all Lights continue to illume us at all times. We are deeply
grateful that with the blessings of our sweet Swamiji, we are able
to engage in this divine satsang, learning, sharing, growing, and
uplifting each other. This would not be possible, without each and
every one of you ! Rather it was ordained for each and every one of
us to be in this together.
Thank you !
Gita Talk Moderators
Jay Shree Krishna
Wishing all Sadhaks a very auspicious and Happy Diwali. I am not
saying that in your life there is happiness etc. however, my prayers
to Prabhu are that whatever situations come in all the sadhak's
lives, make that alone your spiritual means, and consider that alone
Prabhu's auspicious and divine act that is ordained for you,
consider it as Prabhu's gift (offering). Swamiji Maharaj's messages
of truth, may these be applied in your life at the right moment in
time. Additionally, in your life you experience "For Ever Diwali,
where there is nothing but Bliss and Joy 24X7" (round the clock).
May that become your own experience and realization, and may it
become your life.... This I pray at the lotus feet of Prabhu.
Jay Shree Krishna
Sabhi Sadhako ko Deepawali ki Shub-kamana.
ki Aap ke jivan me sukh,samriddhi aave....etc.
prarthana karta hu ki Sabhi sadhako ke jivan me jo bhi paristhiti
aave,usiko Aapna sadhan banale,usiko Prabhu ka mangalmay vidhan
samajkar , prabhu -prasad samajkar .....Swamiji Maharaj ki satsang
ki bate aapke jivan me moke par,samay par kam aa jay aur aapke jivan
me..."SADA DIWALI SANT KI ATHO PRAHAR AANAND.." yah aapka khudka
anubhav,Aapka jivan ho jay...yehi Prabhu charan kamal me prarthana
Jay Shree Krishna
Dear Friends and Namaste Elders !
Wishing you all Happy ,Prosperous, Peaceful and A Safe Diwali
Dear Sadhaks, Jai Shri Krishna !!!
From Germany we wish you all a very happy dewali.
May Goddess Lakshmi always have their loving ASHIRWAADS
on all of us and on our great Bharat.
My humble request to all - please do not use any
PATTAKKAAS and other pollution making fireworks, on this holy day.
If you feel appropriate then help some other humans near you, with,
or clothes. Please see to it, that every one in our INDIA has a
trouble free sleep
atleast on GOD RAMAS DEEWALI Day. Gods Blessings and a very happy
to all Sadhaks.
Om Sen Datta
Thanks Shashikala and Bhatt,
We are nowhere near being Saadhaks with all our mundane confusions
and worries and e xpectations. As Shri Shri Ramana of
Tiruvannamalai declared only when thought is abolished and mind is
annihilated is it possible to be a Saadhak at all. Till that time we
are all blind people trying to describe the elephant as the old
story goes. Divakaran Bangalore.
Dear Gita-Talk Colleagues,
May this Deepavali enlighten all of us more about Life through the
teachings of Gita.
In my heart I do understand Diwali. So with love I will re-radiate
divine light from my soul to all.
With Respect and Divine Love,
Dear Sadhaks of this Divine Gita Talk Group !
Happy Diwali ! Diwali is Deepawali, literally a "row of oil lamps."
It is a festival of illumination. Let Devotion of God's name be your
lamp O Dear Sadhaks. May in this lamp oil of suffering be put, and
may God's name burn away that oil, annuling Yama's encounter ! May
the light of Atman drives out our darkness. May that light shines
forth from each of Sadhaks , a Sun in splendour, the revealed Brahmn.
Special salutations to Gita Talk Moderators. You make us do the
Jai Shree Krishna
Vyas N B
I thank you for the greetings and reciprocate the same.
M K Chaudhari
Dear Sadhakas, Namaste!
Best wishes to all of us. May our Diwali and New Year be blessed
by the Divinity!
Namaste Jee to Sadhaks of this divine site. May Diwali light the
lamp of knowledge in the life of each one of reader/contributor
sadhak and in the lives of Gita Talk Moderators and in the lives of
Nothing gives to me and to my Dear Hubby more pleasure than getting
engrossed in brain storming and conscience driven sessions of
deliberations. Forgive Dear Sadhaks if I erred anywhere!
A lamp lighted in a darkened room illuminates it, irrespective of
room has been dark for a day, a week or a thousand years...On This
Festival of Lights, let us expand our capacity for Love, for
Peace so that our Heart, Our Sacred Space is illumined with the
Light of Joy,
Happiness and Bliss...
As long as there is even a drop of oil in the lamp, it fights and
darkness..Let this be an inspiration to always dispel the darkness
with Knowledge, of hatred with Love, of cruelty with Compassion, of
with Truth, of adharma with Dharma (righteousness)
Lets make an effort to light this internal lamp, This Diwali and
Tamaso Maa Jyotirgamaya : Lead us from darkness to light..
Vadhera, Bhanu PS
A Happy Diwali to all sadhaks
Hari Shanker Deo
MAY THE LIGHTS OF DEEPAVALI FILL YOUR HART WITH DYNAMIC POWER AND
COMMITMENTS TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE YOUR ARYA DHARMA, PARAMPARA,
BHASHAA, RASHTRA AND SAMSKRUTI .
Wishing you Health & Prosperity!!
Naren Bhiku Ram Jain
Jay Shri Krishna.
My best wishes to each one of you and your families for a very very
happy DEEPAVALI !
May Lord Guruvayoorappan along with His consort Satyabhama seated on
the back of Garuda Vahanam,as He went to slay Narakasura, shower His
choicest blessings on all! May He bless us with a deluge of His
divine grace so that this country is not turned into "Sonitha-puram"
any more, as is happening these days!
KVG and family.
"Wish you everyone very very HAPPY Deepavali"
Happy Diwali to everyone!!
Deepak Kumar Vasudevan
SABHI SADAK OUR PATHAK MAHANUBHO KO DIPAWALI KI SUBH KAMNA OR NAYE
SAL MAI PADARPAN KE LIYE PARAMPITA PERMESHWAR SE UUJAVAL BHAVESHY KI
ASHA KARTA HU
DEAR BHAKTHAS ,
WISH YOU HAPPY DEEPAVALI !
THIS WEEK THAMIZH KAVITHAI IS
" MAAMUNIGAL PANJAKAM "
ABOUT SRI MANAVAALA MAAMUNIGAL
DILIP KUMAR RAVINDRAN
Friday, October 31, 2008