Diwali and Lakshmi Mantras!!! शुभ दीपावली
Diwāli, also called Dīpāvali is the festival of lights. It represents the vanquishing of evil, misery and other ailments and the emergence of light, peace and prosperity. It is a five day festival with Diwāli itself occurring on a new moon day – amāvāsya in the Lunar month waning phase of Kārtīka occurring in the October – November timeframe of each year. This year in India, Diwali will be celebrated on 27th October 2019.
There are various traditions associated with this festival. The most observed is that of Lord Kṛṣṇa slaying the demonic asura king Naraka, who had wrecked havoc during his reign. Other traditions link to Kāli pūja during the entire night of the new moon day, performed in a tantric way. Jainas, Buddhists and Sikhs also have their own ways of worship during the time of Diwāli. For those in business, it also marks the beginning of a new year.
The first day is marked as Dhanteras on the 13th lunar day – trayodaśi. This day marks the ushering in of light, cleansing and auspiciousness during the dark fortnight of Kārtīka. It is also marked as ushering in of material wealth and prayers are offered to Goddess Lakṣmi and Lord Gaṇeśa.
The second day is Naraka Caturdaśi on the 14th lunar day. This is the day ...Read More