Tamaso mā jyotir gamaya
From darkness, lead me to light


Today is Diwali, or Deepavali. The Indian Festival of Lights and New Year.

Diwali is observed by many and there several mythological significances behind its celebration. However, they all share a common spiritual significance; the victory of good over evil.

The lights not only illuminate homes, streets and cities, but our hearts as well.

From darkness unto light — the light that empowers us to commit ourselves to good deeds, that which brings us closer to divinity.” (Hinduism.about.com) this is the essence of Diwali, for me.