Friday, October 21, 2011

DIWALI AND AYURVEDA


Diwali is the main festival of  India. It is celebrated  to welcome light “the sattvam”. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped for prosperity and houses are kept  clean to welcome wealth  by  decorating and putting up small lamps, candles or chandeliers.  That s why  it is also called the Festival of Lights. It also signifies the victory of good over bad and awareness of illuminating body and soul.
In Epic Ramayan, Diwali was started with the celebrations of home coming of  Lord Ram after his victory over demon King Ravan .  Lord Mahavir also attained  nirvana on this day.
 In ancient India Vedic culture gave enough importance to Sattva, which is in true sense The  purity of environment, purity of life, purity of body and soul. So during this annual celebration cleaning of environment as well as body, mind and soul was given utmost importance.
In Ayurveda cleaning or Shodhana is mentioned as Panchkarma. It is ritual which should be performed annually  to keep the body healthy and trouble free. As we all know  Happy soul and happy mind reside in a healthy body. Ayurvedic philosophy harbor complete health of body, mind, senses and soul. This Diwali lets take this pledge to illuminate completely from inside too.
 Lets clean up every burden from  our soul, our heart and remove all the waste in every respect . God help us in cleaning up our hearts from emotional stresses which is main cause of diseases and remove darkness of negativity. Lets keep our soul and mind happy, free  and  peaceful.  Lets  feel the Joy in perfect union of soul with cosmos.
Lets celebrate festival in true spirit by staying away from burning crackers and keeping the environment clean.  Lets Feast mindfully and keep our bodies healthy. Lets take a pledge to illuminate  darkness around us and let our festival of lights be as bright as the soul inside each of us.
 WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DIWALI  AND HAPPY FESTIVAL SEASON.

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