The Festival of lights is here! The much awaited annual festival Deepawali is known to bring Joy and Prosperity into everyone’s lives.
All houses will be aglow with wonderful bright lights of all colors and Goddess Lakshmi enters people’s homes and hearts through these lights.
Deepawali is celebrated on three days namely Naraka Chaturdasi, Lakshmi Puja (Dhanteras) and Balipadyami.
Colorful, special Deepawali Rangolis are put in front of homes and Diyas (lamps) are placed around them.
On the occasion of Deepawali may Goddess Lakshmi bless you all and may this Rangoli give all kinds of Joy to one and all.
My Being seems to be on a never-ending quest for something…
…something that it seems to be searching going round and round, taking on different hues…
…all the while not realizing that what it seeks can be found within itself…
…right at the Center –
The Center of My Being.
Wanted to share this picture of the Sri Lakshmi Akshaya Patre Rangoli – also called Aishwarya Patra Rangoli (or Kolam).
In Hindu tradition, the woman is the epitome of godliness. She is considered the ultimate symbol of beauty and prosperity (Aishwarya is Sanskrit) – Goddess Lakshmi herself.
She is Shakti who completes Shiva and together they form the Universe – ShivaShakti. This is depicted in the form of Ardhanareeshwara.
She is also celebrated in various forms as Mata – the supreme mother – Devi, Maheshwari, Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Lalitha, Durga, Chamundi – the all-powerful protector and conqueror of evil.
What better way to celebrate the International Women’s day than with this Rangoli to welcome Devi into our homes, and our lives…?
May the Goddess Lashmi shower you all with unlimited blessings…