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THE SIGNIFICANT DIYA

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A diya or an earthen lamp is synonymous to the festival of Deepavali or Diwali. But it is not just a mere earthen lamp it is much more.
The Diya symbolises knowledge. An ignorant person would often remain in dark and wouldn’t be able to keep a check on the events happening around him. It is only when he feels the need to gain some knowledge that he will realise the purpose of his existence. And hence in this case, a diya/jyot signifies the removal of ignorance through knowledge.
The oil in the diya represents the dirt (greed, jealousy, hatred, lust etc) that humans tend to nurture while the cotton wick is symbolic of the aatman (soul). So in order to attain enlightenment and unite with the Brahman (the supreme power), one must get rid of materialism. A diya emits light when the wick fuelled by oil burns.

The picture credits go to RUCHIR RAKESH. Hope you like it.
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DIWALI : The Festival of Lights

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Diwali is the festival of lights. It was the day when lord Ram came back to Ayodhya after many years. It signifies the victory of good over evil. The lights signify the internal purity of AATMA i.e. the purity of the soul. Hindus all around the world celebrate it with enthusiasm. Diyas i.e. candles are lighted, rangoli is made, crackers are burst and sweets are gifted to family and friends. People decorate their house by flowers and lights. It is a really beautiful sight. I must say it is the best time to visit India. Goddess LAXMI (goddess of wealth) & lord GANESH (god of auspicious beginnings ) are worshipped for a prosperous and safe year ahead. So a very HAPPY DIWALI!!

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