ओ३म् भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यम् , भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्

 Sending our best wishes to you and the family for a happy Deepawali. Wherever we may be on this earth, the main message of Diwali should be embraced in practice, i.e. to remove ignorance and spread knowledge -true knowledge- so that the people can be happier and live together as members of the extended family unit. And that should start from our own soul cleansing- right thinking, right speech and right action. May the light of lights illuminate our inner selves, enlighten our intellect, increase our understanding and may we prosper on the material as well on spiritual aspects.

Many people all over the world will be celebrating Deepawali on 27th October 2019. The entire Arya-Hindu world is engaged in this ancient celebration. Deepawali night is recorded on our lunar calendar as Amavasya, the dark night. On this night, we are called upon to recognize that there is atmospheric darkness outside, and corresponding spiritual darkness inside. Because there is darkness outside, we can’t see what’s happening around us. And, because there is darkness inside, we can’t see what’s happening in our mind, intellect and ego.

The ancient Rishis were able to measure the ruin that inner darkness brings to human lives. From ancient times they observed that, because of darkness inside, we humans are unable to control the way we think, speak and act. They further saw how we constantly struggle to sort out our thoughts, feelings and inclinations, and how we consequently suffer from emotional turbulence. And so, in an effort to help us, the Rishis codified one of our holy days as Deepawali. They chose a dark night, called Amavasya, and taught us to kindle and arrange little lights in beautiful rows. The whole outer Amavasya atmosphere, usually filled with darkness, is now illumined. This is a meaningful act that points to one simple fact – that the light of wisdom, once kindled, ultimately overcomes our inner darkness of ignorance. This is the basic, fundamental message associated with Deepawali.

Deepavali is a festival celebrated by all of Indian origin irrelevant of their cast, creed and religion with equal enthusiasm. While the rest of the Indians are imbued into the festive mood for the advent the Hindu New Year, the agrarian society of India is jubilating for a different reason.

Diwali is also the end of the cropping season. This is the time of the year when farmers would be getting the results of their sweat and blood. The hard work they do all through the year is supposed to pay results in terms of a healthy crop. Harvesting period generally bear a lot of prosperity for agrarian society. Thus, the farmers perform Havan and thanks GOD ALMIGHTY for the best crop results.
Special dishes are made by the womenfolk on the harvest festival. Along with the rural farmers, the people living in the urban too commemorate the harvesting season with great dedication.

OM ASATO MA SAD GAMAYA.
OM TAMASO MA JYOTIR GAMAYA.
OM MRITYORMA MRITAM GAMAYA. (Upnishad
)

O God lead us from untruth to truth.

O God lead us from darkness of ignorance to light of knowledge.

O God lead us from misery of death to immortality

दीपावली मनाएं , पूरी खुशियों के साथ मनाएं पर दीपावली की विधि कैसी होयह विचारने की बात है सही विधि है कि अपने घर में उस दिन मित्रों संबंधियों के साथ बैठकर हवन करें , ईश्वर का धन्यवाद करें अच्छे फल और शुद्ध मिठाइयां खाएं , एक दूसरे को बधाई देंएक दोष को छोड़ें और एक अच्छे गुण को धारण करें इस दीपावली पर्व पर किसी रोगी विकलांग या गरीब की मदद करें। आपको निश्चित रूप से आनन्द मिलेगा मंगलमय पर्व  दीपावली के दीयों की तरह आपके , आपके परिवार, सभी प्रियजनों और मित्रों के जीवन में प्रकाश हो एवं सुख समृद्धि बढे !

दीपावली के दिन आर्य समाज के संस्थापक महर्षि दयानन्द सरस्वती जी का निर्वाण दिवस है, अर्थात उन्होंने अपने नश्वर शरीर का त्याग किया था I वे वेदों के प्रकांड विद्वान, उच्च स्तर के योगी, वैरागी, त्यागी, तपस्वी, आदित्य ब्रह्मचारी, परोपकारी, निष्काम कर्मी, स्त्रियों एवं शूद्रों के उद्धारक, उन्हें शिक्षा प्राप्ति का अधिकार दिलाने वाले, गौ माता आदि प्राणियों के रक्षक, कुरीतियोंअंध विश्वासों के विनाशक, मानव मात्र को धर्म का मार्ग दिखाने वाले, सच्चे ईश्वर का ज्ञान कराने वाले, मोक्ष मार्गी थे . उन्होंने जिन कार्यों को तन, मन, धन लगाकर किया, उन्हीं को पूरा करने की आज आर्य समाज को बहुत बड़ी आवश्यकता है Iआइये, हम उनके इस निर्वाण दिवस पर संकल्प लें, किउनके द्वारा आरम्भ किये गए अधूरे कार्यों को हम आर्य समाज कुछ कुछ  पूरा करेंगे I

मंगलमय पर्व  दीपावली के दीयों की तरह, आपके,  आपके परिवार, सभी प्रियजनों और मित्रों के जीवन में प्रकाश हो एवं सुख समृद्धि बढे !

इसी कामना के साथ दीपावली की हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं ! ! शुभ दीपावली !

ईश्वर की कृपा आप सभी पर सदा रहे

Rajesh Chand

Arya Samaj

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