Diwali is a Festival of Light in India , this year it is celebrated Today 27 October 2019 . As per Mythological Story of Epic ” RAMAYANA ” Lord Ram Chandra Returns to His Kingdom after Victory over Demon King Ravana.
If I inter-prate with Hidden Wisdom and Scientific and spiritual Knowledge of this Epic Story . It is a Story for Masses to understand Righteous way of Life and know the path of Self Knowledge and Enlightenment.
As this was a Night without Moon , so whole Kingdom was lit with Small Earthen clay lamps , named as “Diya ” Hence this Festival of Lights is given the Names as ” DIWALI or DIPAWALI ”
The Essence of this Festival is in this Prayer of few thousands years before . It is from the Shanthi Mantra (Prayer for peace) from The Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upanishad which is one of the older, primary Upanishad (Vedanta). which is also my prayer of Everyday even in modern Times.
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya | Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya | Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya | Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
Meaning: 1: Om, (O Lord) Keep me not in (the Phenomenal World of) Unreality, but make me go towards the Reality (of Eternal Self), 2: Keep me not in (the Ignorant State of) Darkness, but make me go towards the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge), 3: Keep me not in (the World of) Mortality, but make me go towards the World of Immortality (of Self-Realization), 4: Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.
A picture can Speak 1000 Words was my subject of a recent talk on Photography but this mythological picture above can speak volumes on Success , wealth and creativity .
In Scientific terms it is our Brain Map of Feminine Brain ( Goddess Saraswati ) , Masculine Brain ( Lord Ganesh ) and in Middle the Brain of God , what we Know as Goddess Laxmi which also Goddess of Wealth .