November 5, 2010 12:31pm CST
Happy Deepaavali to all my friends and well wishers! Deepaavali is the festival of lamps and our gratitude to our forefathers! Thus it is celebrated here in India. Also, many people celebrate this festival to worship Godess Laxmi as Dhana-Laxmi for wealth and prosperity and many with varieties of fire-crackers! This festival is celebrated on the new-moon evening of the month Kartik, usually happens in the month of October / November! The term 'Deepaavali' means a combination of many 'Deepas' (Lamps) of fire including candles, being lighted together in the evening those decorate houses. Electric pulsating lamps with coloured glows are also used by many people now-a-days! Let the golden glow of 'Deepaavali' enlight lives of all with 'Peace, Progress and Prospreity' along with good health and happiness!!
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6 Nov 10
Wow...I’ve never heard of such a festival...I live in Australia and I wish we had something like that here! It sounds like a lovely celebration and I love the idea of all the lit lamps, it must make quite a spectacle! Thank you for sharing your celebration with us. Happy Deepaavali, peace and prosperity to you and yours!
5 Nov 10
Hi wish u and ur family a happy Diwali.Hope u too achieve the targets and goals of ur life,Yes during Kartik onemonth we do fasting and pujas.Early morning going to temple and evening placing a light at the Tulasi and worshiping lord shiva these are all the things start as soon as Diwali finishes.
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8 Nov 10
I love so much hearing about the different festivals that are celebrated in different parts of this world. We really don't have anything like your Deepaavali here in the United States. That said, I think that it is neat that you have a celebration to honor gratitude to your forefathers and I hope that you really did have a wonderful time with the celebration this year. So, Happy Belated Deepaavali to you.
7 Nov 10
I am not from India, but in my part of Canada, there are folks from all over the world, and in Toronto there is a celebration going on. I've been hearing about it on the news, and it sounds really really interesting, and like a ton of fun. Hope yours is a great one.