First of all, India Special wishes its family of readers, writers and everyone alike a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali. We thank you very much for the patronage shown to us over the last four months of our existence.
As someone said
The sun does not shine there, nor do the moon and the stars, nor do lightning shine. All the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of the inner light of the Self. Merge yourself in this light of lights and enjoy the supreme Deepavali.
May this year bring to you astounding success and may every step that you take bring laurels to you and your family.
A little history ….
They say Deepavali, or Diwali, is a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism- celebrated as the “Festival of Lights.”
To us, it is a festival full of light, opportunity and hope. The lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil.
Diwali is celebrated on the first day of the lunar Kartika month, which falls in the month of October or November.
It is a symbol of year long optimism on the darkest night of the year where everyone puts their heart and soul to bring joy to life, forgetting the year that was gone by in the hope for a brighter and bigger future.
Diwali unites people irrespective of their caste, creed, sex or relgion.
A Ray of Hope is all we need…
Incidentally the month of October 2008 has been marked as a “Red Month” due to market crashes all over the world, financial calamities, systemic breakdowns etc. There are fears that this is the beginning of a long recession. There is gloom and darkness everywhere.
In this hour of crisis, we should not lose hope. We should continue to bring rays of hope in ourselves and all those whom we adore and love.
The economic turmoil will surely claim a few victims. There is no denying the fact it will be a painful turbulence. Yet, we have to remain hopeful about the future and leave no stones unturned to design our destiny and to shape the lives of our generations to come
On the eve of this Diwali, let us pray together that we have the unity, conscience and wisdom to see us through this crisis – not as Indians, Chinese or Americans, not as Hindus, Muslims or Christians but as sensible and thoughtful human beings who have the respect for the neighbour, empathy for the suffered and a hope for a bigger, brighter tomorrow.
May this Diwali bring you SHUBH LABH (prosperity and wealth), good health and happiness for you, your family and the world.
With that said, we want to leave this thought with you…
May there be a ray of hope….
Let this diwali burn all your bad times and enter you in good times.
Happy Diwali, once again !!!
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