Prepare to Brighten Your World!
Celebrate Diwali, Thursday, November 4th
When the sun goes down on November 4th, the lights will come up around the world. Hundreds of millions of people from every walk of life, race and religion, from Mumbai to Mexico City, from Tokyo to Toronto and from the tiniest of Indian villages to the largest cosmopolitan metropolis, will join together to celebrate Diwali —The Festival of Lights.
Diwali is the most famous, joyous and beloved of all Hindu festivals, not to mention the brightest. There are many reverent religious ceremonies in temples and homes commemorating the festival’s ancient and sacred origins—the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil.
Lakshmi, the goddess of joy, good fortune and prosperity, is also honored during Diwali. It is said that she travels the Earth on this special night to bestow her blessings upon the inhabitants. Astrologically, the festival coincides with the new moon in Libra.
So, on November 4th, take a moment to light a candle and say a prayer of thanks and gratitude to your own higher power for the love that shines on us even in the darkest night.
Light up the darkness and have a Happy Diwali!