One diya for pure mind
One diya for internal enlightenment
One diya for wisdom
glitters the whole world”
May your Diwali becomes special with the tips for happiness, prosperity, health, getting rid of domestic problems and for stable wealth….
May the whole world glitter….
“MAY THE WHOLE WORLD GLITTER”
The countries & communities which celebrate the maximum festivals are considered to be the most prosperous / developed ones. There is hardly any date or day left in “Indian Panchang”(Hindu Calendar) when there is no fast , festival or celebration. In India, there are celebrated around 80 festivals as important ones and they all are celebrated with a unique style which cannot be seen anywhere in the world or any culture.
Dipawali which is being celebrated on the occasion of victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana, conveys the message to us as to how to win our internal evils and enlighten our hearts with the lamp of wisdom/ knowledge. Everybody Knows that on the occasion of Diwali, the houses get cleaned, painted and the wastes are being thrown out, the houses are decorated and the diyas are lit.
Generally, this festival is a symbol of mutual love , affection , warmth & jubilation, but as per the directions given by our holy scriptures to celebrate Diwali, the style, culture and the objective behind it is unique and full of scientific reasons , which is helpful in our physical, mental & spiritual growth.
So lets understand….how to make each day of Diwali a happy one !!
The thirteenth day (of moon)(tryodashi) of kartik month – Krishna paksha is known as ‘DHANTERAS’. This belongs to both Yamaraja(God of Death) and Lord Dhanvantri
On this day the Deities & Demons did ‘Samudra Manthan’(Churning of Sea) and out of that Lord Dhanvantri had appeared with a vase full of medicines to cure all diseases. So, on the day of Dhanteras ‘HE’ is worshipped for a healthy & disease free life. On this day, buying of silver vessel is considered to be auspicious.
There is a story in ‘PadmaPurana’ related to this – Once the ‘Yamraja’ asked its messengers – “Do you ever feel pity or sorrow when you take life from the creatures on the earth (the mirtyuloka)” ?
The messenger said –“ Yes Lord!” when somebody dies before time, we feel very sad and distressed. Once we had to take life of a prince on the very fourth day of his wedding. At that time, when we saw the outcry , sorrow , screaming & screech, we hated ourselves and felt very bad.
O’ Yamaraja! Please give us some solution so that no body dies before time.”
Yamraja on request said –“ Anybody who will offer diyas(lamps) on Dhanteras with this objective , will never die before time.
WHAT TO DO ON DHANTERAS
Get up early in the morning , have bath and wear fresh clothes, worship Lord Dhanvantri and pray for a healthy life . If the picture of Lord Dhanvantri is not available, then you can worship the picture of Lord Vishnu, having soulful feelings for Lord Dhanvantri. Then give Salutation to Sun God , offer red flowers to HIM and pray for health.
In the evening, put some rice , wheat grains and jaggery in a bowl and keep it near the main door. Stand facing south direction and say “ I am offering diyas for Lord Yamraja , He along with the Goddess Shyama bless me”
Then keep the lighted diyas on those grains and chant the following mantras along with offering flowers & scents:-
Mrutyunaa paash hasten kaalen bharyayaa seh!
Tryodashyaam deepdaanat suryajah priyataamiti !!
Pray to Goddess Lakshmi(goddess of wealth) with the objective of gaining wealth by chanting the following mantra :-
Om namah bhagyalakshami ch vidmahe!
Ashta lakshami ch dhimahi, tanno lakshami prachodayaat !!