Happy Deepavali Greetings! (29-10-2016)
Pranams and Greetings to you !
Think of Deepavali ! Think of Sweets, Crackers, New Dresses, Ganga Snanam, Pattimandram, New Films and so on ! Every Festival has its own unique Significance & Charm and so too is Deepavali ! It is probably the most popular Festival celebrated in most part of our Country & Abroad as well ! It is said to be the Day to recollect the memories of Demon Narahasura (Son of Bhooma Devi & Varahamurthi) who was conquered by Lord Krishna & Sathyabhama.
Taking oil bath before sunrise is believed to be very auspicious on the Day. It is learnt that Goddess Mahalakshmi is present on the Gingelly Oil and Ganga Devi is present in the hot water on the Day. It is also a Day to make special worship for Goddess Mahalakshmi & Gubera! People also undertake Gowri Vratham on the Day.
Though the Festival runs back to centuries, the way of celebration may differ from place to place, person to person and also Time to Time !
On my part I had the pleasure of celebrating the occasion on 23-10-2016 at Avvai Old Age Home in Kunrathur along with 50 members of the Organisation called Uratha Sindanai. After having a nice Darshan at Kunrathur Murugan Temple we reached the Home which is just nearby at 10.30 a.m. The Home has more than 50 women aged between 70 to 90. We had Organised Music & Bharathanatyam Events for the benefit of inmates. I too had the pleasant opportunity of singing old songs including “Unnaikandu Naanada”, “Naan Pesa Ninaipathellam”, “Kalyana Samayal Saadam” etc. making many of them to dance with smiles and cheers ! Lot of Tips were given to them on ensuring Happiness and Health. Doctor Bhaskaran of Public Health Centre was kind enough to donate new sarees to all the inmates in memory of his beloved Mother & Aunt. After our events, inmates were given opportunity for displaying their Talents in Bhajans, Songs & Kummi as well. Finally we all enjoyed a nice lunch with them and reached back carrying Happy memories of the Event !
I basically believe Life must be always celebrative and Festivals are only periodical reminders ! I also strongly feel Real Happiness is only giving Happiness to others !
It is said that everyone of us do carry lot of virtues and negative qualities as well such as Anger, Greet, Ego, Selfishness & Hatred etc. The Noble Qualities can be compared to Godliness and the negative ones are Devilish. Hence Like Lord Krishna, let us take a Special resolve on the Day to destroy our Devilish Qualities one by one !
Let the Festival of lights bring us all more and more awareness and enlightenment on the True purpose of Life !
Let us avoid wasting more & more money on luxuries including crackers, sweets etc. Instead let us channelize the same for helping the poor & deserving ! Let us visit the nearby Temples on the Day and also seek the Blessings of Elders in person or over phone besides Greeting one and all !
I extend my warmest greetings to all our clients for a Pleasant, Prosperous & Joyful Deepavali. With the Blessings of God, let the next year be a Thalai Deepavali for one and all !
With Kind regards & Best Wishes.
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