Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Happy Diwali, Guys!!

Story of Diwali
http://festivals.iloveindia.com/diwali/story-of-diwali.html

Story of Diwali



India, the land of rich cultural heritage, has one or the other festival for every month. It is the spiritual and religious richness in India that each festival is related to some or other deity. One of such festival is the 'festival of lights' - Deepawali. 
It is the glorious occasion that is not restricted to one day, but extended to a five-day celebration. All through these five days, people are in a festive mood. Adding to the festivity is the colorful display of lights. Like every other Hindu festival, stories from Mythology are associated with Diwali too. Given below is information on the celebrations of Diwali.

Stories & Legends of Deepavali

Return of Shri Ram To Ayodhyaa
The most famous legend behind the celebrations of Diwali is about the prince of Ayodhya Nagri - Lord Shri Ram. The king of Lanka, Ravana, kidnapped Ram's wife - Sita from the jungle, where they were staying as per the instructions of King Dashratha, father of Lord Ram. In order to freed Sita from Ravana's custody, Ram attacked him. This was followed by a war, in which, Ram defeated Ravan and released Sita from his custody. On the arrival of Lord Ram along with his wife Sita, people of Ayodhya decorated their homes as well as the city of Ayodhyaa by lighting tiny diyas all over, in order to welcome their beloved prince Shri Ram and Devi Sita.

Incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi
On the auspicious new moon day, which is 'Amavasyaa' of the Hindi month of Kartik, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity - Lakshmi was incarnated. She appeared during the churning of the ocean, which is known as 'Samudra Manthan', by the demons on one side and 'Devataas' (Gods) on the other side. Therefore, the worship of Goddess Lakshmi, the Lakshmi Pujan, on the day of Diwali, became a tradition.

Lord Krishna Destroyed Demon Narakasur
One famous story behind the celebrations of Diwali is about the demon king Narakasur, who was ruler of Pragjyotishpur, a province to the South of Nepal. After acquiring victory over Lord Indra during a war, Narakasur snatched away the magnificent earrings of Mother Goddess Aditi, who was not only the ruler of Suraloka, but also a relative of Lord Krishna's wife - Satyabhama. Narakasur also imprisoned sixteen thousand daughters of Gods and saints in his harem. With the support of Lord Krishna, Satyabhama defeated Narakasur, released all the women from his harem and restored the magnificent earrings of Mother Goddess Aditi.

The Return of The Pandavas
The great Hindu epic 'Mahabharata' has another interesting story related to the 'Kartik Amavasyaa'. According to the story, 'the Pandavas', the five brothers Yudhishthhira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahdeva, were sentenced to thirteen years exile as a result of their defeat against 'the Kauravas' - Duryodhana and his ninety nine brothers, at the game of dice. Therefore, the Pandavas spent thirteen years in the jungles and returned to their kingdom on the day of 'Kartik Amavasyaa'. On their return, the people of their kingdom welcomed the Pandavas by celebrating the event by lighting the earthen lamps all over in their city.

Coronation of King Vikramaditya
Another legend or story about Diwali celebrations relates to one of the greatest Hindu King - Vikramaditya. It was the day when he was coroneted and the people celebrated this event by lighting tiny earthen 'diyas'.

2 comments:

  1. "that law may provide for the reservation of a proportion of such permits or licences for Malays and natives of any of the States of Sabah and Sarawak;"

    for those whodwinked by art hqrun it is clearly stated above that laws may provide for the reservation of permits and licenses.

    But before bentoh like minded malays start feeling guilty, please study the Malay history of Tanah Melayu.

    The Portuguese Queen encouraged by the Catholic church sent an armada to kill and grab Melaka for the Catholic Monarchy in 1511.

    These were followed by the Catholic Monarchy of Holland, the Queen of England etc.

    They were looking to kill and colonise the world as divided by the Papal Bull issued by the then Catholic Pope.

    Thus they killed natives in India, Australia, Filipines, Malaya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Burma etc. to setup their colonies and tax and take back the wealth of our country.

    Then come world war 2 and the Japanese killed the british,australians and the europeans were forced to leave.

    The Indonesians fought and killed off the Dutch people who colonised them under Sukarno to gain independence.

    In Tanah Melayu, the British were leaving but they do not want the Chinese and Indians to claim british citizenship. So they forced the Raja Melayu to accept them or else a war of independence need to be fought.

    tunku prefered the easy way. But thanks to the Constitution, the Raja Melayu remains in control and putin place appeasement to stop the Malays from going to war with the British as Indonesia had done.

    But a contract under duress is not enforceable under common law. So is the Federal Constitution which forced Tanah Melayu to accept huge numbers of foreigners as citizens so much so that Malays were outnumbered.

    Time to relook the Federal Constitution

    dont you think?

    It has failed to ensure equitable wealth ownership.

    According to Forbes Ananda Krishnan has 40 billions, Kuok 40 billions..etc..look up forbe richest Malaysians.

    And do you know that when Steve Jobs died..the biggest value company in the US he only left behind 23 billion ringgit!

    Yes, the Ananda and Kuok are richer the best US techpreneurs..without producing anything clever like ipod or iphone.

    So something need to be done to ensure wealth is not limited to the 0.01 percent of chinese and indian population

    Perkasa please study this carefully..

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  2. thes,
    I'm leaving your comment as an exhibit ... for the level of thinking skills small minds with little knowledge have.

    Thank you.

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