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Happy Deepavali 2012 Greetings to Everyone
« on: November 11, 2012, 04:27:02 PM »


Dear Friends
Wish you and your family a Happy Deepavali 2012 .


On the occasion of Deepavali, I am giving below the message of Swami Sivanada

Many Deepavali festivals have come and gone. Yet the hearts of the vast majority are as dark as the night of the new moon. The house is lit with lamps, but the heart is full of the darkness of ignorance.

O man! Wake up from the slumber of ignorance. Realise the constant and eternal light of the Soul, which neither rises nor sets, through meditation and deep enquiry.

May you all attain full inner illumination! May the supreme light of lights enlighten your understanding! May you all attain the inexhaustible spiritual wealth of the Self! May you all prosper gloriously on the material as well as spiritual planes!

- Swami Sivananda's Deepavali Message
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Happy Deepavali 2012 Greetings to Everyone
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 04:48:12 PM »
Dear atmavichar100.

We wish you and your family Happy and Prosperous Deepavali and let Sri Bhagavan shower His grace on your
family and you.

Arunachala Siva. 

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 04:52:46 PM »
Dear atmavichar100,

Thank You Very much for Beautiful prayer!

I wish You and Your familly happy and joyfull Deepavali!

With love and prayers,

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 08:22:05 PM »
10 Reasons to Celebrate Diwali.

" Diwali ", It’s not just the festive mood in the air that makes you happy, or just that it's a good time to enjoy before the advent of winter. There are 10 mythical and historical reasons why Diwali is a
great time to celebrate. And there are good reasons not just for Hindus but also for all others to celebrate this great Festival of Lights.


1.Goddess Lakshmi’s Birthday: The Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi incarnated on the new moon day (amaavasyaa) of the Kartik month during the churning of the ocean (samudra-manthan), hence the association of Diwali with Lakshmi.

2. Vishnu Rescued Lakshmi: On this very day (Diwali day), Lord Vishnu in his fifth incarnation as Vaman-avtaara rescued Lakshmi from the prison of King Bali and this is another reason of worshipping Ma Larkshmi on Diwali.

3. Krishna Killed Narakaasur: On the day preceding Diwali, Lord Krishna killed the demon king Narakaasur and rescued 16,000 women from his captivity. The celebration of this freedom went on for two days including the Diwali day as a victory festival.

4. The Return of the Pandavas: According to the great epic ‘Mahabharata’, it was ‘Kartik Amavashya’ when the Pandavas appeared from their 12 years of banishment as a result of their defeat in the hands of the Kauravas at the game of dice (gambling). The subjects who loved the Pandavas celebrated the day by lighting the earthen lamps.

5. The Victory of Rama: According to the epic ‘Ramayana’, it was the new moon day of Kartik when Lord Ram, Ma Sita and Lakshman returned to Ayodhya after vanquishing Ravana and conquering Lanka. The citizens of Ayodhya decorated the entire city with the earthen lamps and illuminated it like never before.

6. Coronation of Vikramaditya: One of the greatest Hindu King Vikramaditya was coroneted on the Diwali day, hence Diwali became a historical event as well.

7. Special Day for the Arya Samaj: It was the new moon day of Kartik (Diwali day) when Maharshi Dayananda, one of the greatest reformers of Hinduism and the founder of Arya Samaj attained his nirvana.

8. Special Day for the Jains: Mahavir Tirthankar, considered to be the founder of modern Jainism also attained his nirvana on Diwali day.

9. Special Day for the Sikhs: The third Sikh Guru Amar Das institutionalized Diwali as a Red-Letter Day when all Sikhs would gather to receive the Gurus blessings. In 1577, the foundation stone of the Golden Temple at Amritsar was laid on Diwali. In 1619, the sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind, who was held by the Mughal Emperor Jahengir, was released from the Gwalior fort along with 52 kings.

10. The Pope’s Diwali Speech:
In 1999, Pope John Paul II performed a special Eucharist in an Indian church where the altar was decorated with Diwali lamps, the Pope had a ‘tilak’ marked on his forehead and his speech was bristled with references to the festival of light.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Happy Deepavali 2012 Greetings to Everyone
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 12:11:52 AM »
wish you the same to all the forum members

Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 07:57:56 AM »
Dear atmavichar100,

Nice write up on Deepavali. We wish you and your family a happy and prosperous Deepavali.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 08:39:06 AM »
Thank You Subramaiam Sir , Wish you and your family also a Happy Deepavali .
Kindly share any inputs by Bhagwan Ramana on Deepavali .
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2012, 08:57:49 AM »
Dear Atma vichar and others,

Wish u n u r family very happy n safe D-Wali.

OM ARUNAACHALESHWARAAYA NAMAHA!


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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2012, 09:56:56 AM »
Dear Balaji,

Wish you a very happy and prosperous Deepavali.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2012, 10:35:27 AM »
Dear Vinod,

Wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous Deepavali.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2012, 10:37:16 AM »
Dear Tusnim,

We wish you a very happy and prosperous Deepavali. Your suggestion of chanting Aksharamana Malai from the very first day
of Kartikai month is quite a good one.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2012, 10:47:19 AM »
Dear Vinod,

Wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous Deepavali.

Arunachala Siva.

Subramanian Ji,

I wish u and your family the same sir!

OM ARUNAACHALESHWARAAYA NAMAHA!

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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2012, 11:06:25 AM »
Dear Jewell,

I wish you very happy deepavali n may this festival of lights spread more n more light in your  and all our spiritual journey.

OM ARUNAACHALESHWARAAYA NAMAHA!

 

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Re: Happy Deepavali 2012 Greetings to Everyone
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2012, 11:15:32 AM »
Friends,
         I think the period following the Diwali is Kartika-masam , a month thats considered to be very auspicious. It gives us one more opportunity to develop a new habit like chanting aksharamani malai in the morning or doing japa etc :) !
Like it is common to have new year resolutions, may be we would do well to have a spiritual resolution in such months :).

Harih OM!

I have already started the habit of Chanting Akshara Mama Malai and Siva Sahasranama Daily and will be completing one round of the same tommorow and being the Auspicious day of Deepavali ,I intend to start next Chanting of "Thiruvembavai" a tamil song sung by Manicka Vachagar at Thiruvanamalai .and Adi Shankara's "Subramanya Bhujangam" . My main aim is to memorize as many Tamil and Sanskrit Texts as possible ( in Tamil : Mainly works of Bhagwan Ramana and those recommended by Bhagwan and in Sanskrit : Mainly the works and Hyms of Adi Shanakara  and those recommended by Kanchi Paramacharya ) .While reading of works and discussion of the same is no doubt a good sadhana in itself but I feel memorizing the texts has its own benefits and once it is stored in the memory , one can assimilate the meaning better when one reads,listens to  the  translations of the same .
Om Peace .
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However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2012, 12:24:44 PM »
Dear atmavichar100,

Nice plans. Sri Bhagavan's grace will be with you. Incidentally, Tiruvembavai was written by Saint Manikkavachagar. If you want
one of the best decad of Tiru Jnana Sambandhar, please read/chant KoLaRu Padigam, which will remove the evil effects of
planetary position.

Arunachala Siva.