Happy Diwali....Lead Us from Darkness to Light...

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Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners

Wishing you a very Happy Diwali!

May be, one of the few times on ActiveRain, this is the title. Though this year, it's seen in headlines on news channels, thanks to President Obama's visit to India.

Obama became the first president to observe the holiday last year in a ceremony at the White House, and this year took part in festivities held at a school in Mumbai.

And here is the message delivered by him on this occasion - 

 

What is Diwali?

Here is the definition of Diwali from Wiki ...

Deepavali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Diwali[1], popularly known as the festival of lights, is an important five-day festival in HinduismJainism, andSikhism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes

Deepavali marks the end of the harvest season in most of India. Farmers give thanks for the bounty of the year gone by, and pray for a good harvest for the year to come. Traditionally this marked the closing of accounts for businesses dependent on the agrarian cycle, and is the last major celebration before winter. Lakshmi symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and her blessings are invoked for a good year ahead.

And what is the significance of Diwali?

In one sentence - As much as it is for Thanksgiving/Christmas in US.

Wishing Active Rain community - A very Happy Diwali

( and prosperous year of blogging at A R....:-))

 

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Great the professor and chief is a man of all religions and what are we to get from this.

Nov 06, 2010 06:15 PM #1
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Thanks for stopping in, Tim, Andrzej.

I am really glad President planned his visit to India to coincide with this festival.

Yes, this is one of the biggest festival celebrated all over the world, next to Christmas, I believe.

Nov 06, 2010 06:21 PM #2
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Happy Diwali.

I have number of friends and clients that celebrate this holiday and its one of the biggest one in their culture.

Nov 06, 2010 06:57 PM #3
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I wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali, Praful.
Nov 06, 2010 07:20 PM #4
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Praful, Thank you for sharing this.  You have educated me and I am most grateful.  Happy Diwali to you!  San Diego have a beautiful celebration that I will be attending next year!

Nov 06, 2010 07:27 PM #5
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Thanks, Michelle, Deborah, for Diwali wishes. It's a good time to network, too!

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