I just had no time today. So, posting a few pics taken at home, in response to Reena’s Exploration Challenge: Light
“Subham Karoti Kalyanam Arogyam Dhana Sampadah
Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya Deepa Jyoti Namostute
Meaning: I fold my hands before the light that brings prosperity, auspiciousness, good health, abundance of wealth and destruction of the enemy’s intellect. ( or darkness)
I remember my grand mom reciting this sloka and a few more everyday while lighting the lamp. I loved to accompany her in this ritual. Today, many people celebrate Dhanteras. Whereas for us at home today, it’s a festival where we fill up our buckets, drums with water up to brim, in the evening and perform a small pooja to all the containers that hold water(considered sacred Ganga) and pray for its availability in abundance.
Personally, I love this Festival of Lights- DeeavaLi – literally translates to – a line of lights – in Kannada! I love to decorate my house with Diyas. It brings a lot of positive energy I feel. New clothes, lights, lamps and yummy food are all just small things we as a family enjoy together. My daughters’ names are synonymous to light! The younger one is ‘Diya’. She is super thrilled to light Diya. “Diya lights Diya” she keeps repeating this in excitement 😊
Wishing everyone abundance of prosperity this festive season ❤️