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Happy Vaikuntha Ekadashi 2020

“The causeless mercy of Lord Vishnu is unparalleled, and such mercy is perceived by the devotees only by the grace of the Lord”    Srila Prabhupada

Today ( Dec,25th ), is VAIKUNTA EKADASHI, an important and auspicious day for Hindus.

It’s a major festival celebrated in the temples of Lord Vishnu all over the country especially in South India.

This day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

This particular day happens between December and January as per the Hindu Calendar.

It’s believed that Gates of the Lord’s inner sanctum is opened on this day and devotees who observe fast on this day attain salvation by going to Heaven.

Fasting is an important aspect of Ekadashi day. 

Wishing all the Hindus, celebrating this day, a happy Vaikunta Ekadashi

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya. (Om I bow to Lord Vishnu)

More strength and peace to you all.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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Flames

 

“Faith is the fire that light the flames.” Lailah Gifty Akita

Any idea about ‘Diwali Diyas’?

You all must be knowing about the ‘Diwali Festival’ celebrated in India. Diwali is a festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. The festival is celebrated to honor the return of Lord Ram to his kingdom after 14 years of exile.

The festival symbolizes the victory of Light over Darkness. 

A ‘Diwali Diya’ is a small lamp that is lit during Diwali. The diyas are made of clay with ghee or oil used as the fuel and cotton wool as the wick.

Significance of Diya

‘Diya’ is essential in Hinduism.

There is a deeper significance to the Diya.  The oil in the diya symbolizes the dirt in the human mind — such as greed, jealousy, hatred, lust, etc — which human beings tend to nurture.

The cotton in the diya is symbolic of the Atma or the self or the soul. The diya presents light when the oil is burnt by the wick.

Hence, the lighting of the diyas signifies that one needs to get rid of the selfish and materialistic thoughts.

This frees one from all forms of sadness, guiding the path to enlightenment and to connect with the Supreme Being.-Source Deccan chronicle

Thank you.

Namaste🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Weekly Prompts- Colour Challenge- FLAMES

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Holi-day

Holi Festival

Holi is a time to reach out with the colors of joy. It is the time to love and forgive. It is the time expresses the happiness of being loved and to be loved through colors  unknown Image by GLady from Pixabay

Do you know anything about of ‘Festival of Colours’ ?

If the answer is ‘No’,then  you have come to the correct place.Please proceed further.

Holi-Festival of colours

The festival has a deep spiritual & philosophical significance.

Although every festival has it’s own charm,festival of Holi is unique because of the colours it involves.

Holi is one of the revered and celebrated festivals in India.The festival starts in the evening on the full moon day.This year it falls on 10 th of March.

Holi is the day,people forget their conflicts and fights and spend the day in joy together.The essence of Holy is colours & tasty dishes.

Holi is famous as ‘Festival of Colours’ & ‘Festival of Love’ The rituals start by lighting up the bonfire,the process symbolizes the triumph of good over the evil. On this day people play with colors with their friends & families.

Culturally,Holi is celebrated at a time of the year, when people expect a good harvest giving an opportunity to rejoice .

For Hindus,Holi festival has religious significance. Wiki-Holi

If you are a foreigner,check the dates in February or March for Holi,have enough spare cloths,join the crowd on the streets,spray/sprinkle or splash bright colored dye on anyone walking and to your surprise none will object or abuse you.

It’s so joyful to join the fun.People smear colorful powders on each other. People also carry water guns or balloon filled with colored water.

A word of Caution

1.Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus.So better one avoids the crowd or mass gathering this year,

2.The colors used during the festival come from the flowers but now a days it’s synthetic and one must take caution especially regarding eyes & skin.

3.People with sensitive skin better avoid the fun, and refrain from using the water balloons.Those with spectacles beware.You may get hurt.Best to leave the frame in home.

Spirit of Holi

Colours are the most joyous part of Holi.It makes festival Vibrant.The excited feelings,the energy of the crowd,singing songs,drenched in color,dancing makes the entire atmosphere memorable.

If you have zero idea of how Holi is celebrated in the streets,just watch this clip

You must be wondering why colours are used in Holi festival.

Significance of Colors

  • Red -represents Love,passion and fertility.
  • Blue– represents sky & oceans.
  • Yellow-Represents Knowledge,happiness & peace
  • Green-Start of spring & new beginning.
  • Pink– Represents Caring & Compassion.
  • Purple-Magic & Mystery.

Wishing the people of India & Indian origin a ‘Happy Holi’

Thank you. Namaste🙏🏻
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