It’s Deepavali again. This beautiful festival comes year after year, with just one aim. Which is?
Well in the essence of tradition, Deepavali celebrates the joyous return of Prince Rama to Ayodhya, marking the end of his 14-year exile. Symbolically, it mirrors our contemporary journey, as we navigate challenges akin to Ram’s banishment from his realm of peace and prosperity. Deepavali, at its core, signifies the victory of good over evil (including inside us). The lighting of lamps illumines not just the world outside but our very souls. Amidst the festivities, our actions carry profound symbolism.
Cleaning the house becomes a metaphor for purifying our minds, discarding emotional stains of the past.
Donning new clothes and household items symbolizes the ushering in of newness as we transform our thinking and behavior.
Exchanging gifts takes on a profound meaning, offering each other the priceless blessings of pure thoughts and feelings.
Savouring sweets becomes a pledge to sweeten our words with love and respect (while also adding to the waistline!).
Starting new account books reflects our resolve to reconcile past issues and embrace acceptance.