Ashwin Trikamjee | SUTRA Magazine
Thursday, 23 November, 2017
Ashwin Trikamjee

Ashwin Trikamjee

President, S. A. Hindu Maha Sabha
If there is one occasion which is all joy and jubilation for the entire Hindu world, it is Deepavali, the Festival of Lights. Even the humblest of shacks are lit by a row of earthen lamps on this day. Crackers resound and light up the earth and the sky. The Festival signifies victory of divine sources over the evil ones. The belief in the Divine is fundamental to this celebration. Deepavali always falls on the new moon day and is consideredmauspicious for the worship of Mahaluxmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity . In the northern parts of India, Deepavali is associated with the return of Sri Ram to Ayodhya after vanquishing Ravana. The people of Ayodhya were overwhelmed with joy and welcomed Ram through jubilation and illuminationof the entire Ayodhya.
The Hindu belief in the Divine is exemplified by this celebration.
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