This special holiday is known as the festival of lights where millions of people all across India are overflowing in joy and love, making the energy of this day a tsunami of shakti! All along our retreat the momentum has been building to the final day of the festival, which involves lots of sweets, puja (spiritual worship), ghee lights, fireworks and shopping.
The mythology of this day is related to Rama’s victory over the demon Ravana and his return to Ayodhya after many years of exile. It is day of triumph and celebration. In addition the goddess Lakshmi and Dhanvantari are celebrated during this time. All that brings light, prosperity, happiness and health in our Diwali celebrations.
I can’t think of a happier time to be in India then during Diwali. It was refreshing to be part of a holiday where EVERYONE is truly just happy no matter their social status or current life events. Life is simply just celebrated and revered.