Saturday, October 3, 2009

Diwali celebration

The queen of festivals, Diwali comes in the cool claimed month of October or November. This year Diwali falls on October 17th. By its very name – a row of lamps – it means illuminations, radiance and beauty.

Many mythical stories are associated with this festival. First that Lord Ram was coroneted on this day after his return from exile. Second, that Lord Vishnu killed the demon of hell, Narakasura, third, that Bali, the arrogant king of Kerala, was humbled by Lord Vishnu. All these stories, however, celebrate the victory of good over evil. The lamps, flickering on the dark Diwali nights, strengthen our determination to respect knowledge, family togetherness and a search for a radiant life.

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