Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Happy Deepavali!

The Festival of Lights is upon us again, and I wish my Hindu readers a joyous Happy Deepavali. May the light shines brightly over you and may you be blessed with all that is good and wonderful throughout the new year.

According to the wikipedia, Deepavali or Diwali is a major Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Indian Buddhist festival/celebration. Known as the Festival of Lights, it symbolises the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind.

The Sanskrit word Deepavali means array of lights that stands for victory of brightness over darkness. As the knowledge of Sanskrit diminished, the name was popularly modified to Diwali, especially in northern India.



Light a lamp to dispel darkness. Maybe we all should light lots of lamps in our homes this weekend. It will be a great message of hope for all Malaysians who aspire for real harmony and unity in our fragmented society. We need to find our way home, guided by the light of compassion.



Blogger Kenny Ng said...

Happy Deepavali and Happy holiday

18/10/06 10:52  
Blogger PabloPabla said...

Happy Deepavali, Selamat Hari Raya and Happy Holidays!

18/10/06 11:20  
Blogger Maverick SM said...

Happy Diwali.

18/10/06 18:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So fast holiday liao ar, that means no update?

Happy holidays! Hope the haze wouldn't affect bringing ur kids around.

19/10/06 07:01  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Yes, exams are all over and the kids are already in holiday mood. Just hope the haze doesn't get too bad next week to spoil it for them!

Happy festivities to you all too! You're probably going to miss all the local delicacies & munchies this year, eh Howsy?

19/10/06 16:43  

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