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Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating this auspicious day all around the world, bringing more light and colour into your life and to those around you! Lots of love to my friends and family in India! Although it looks a bit different this year, let's celebrate and continue our sacred rituals!

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Diwali translates as “row of lights” and tells the story of the great Lord Rama returning from 14 years in exile back to his and Sita’s kingdom in Ayodhya. Sita was kidnapped by the demon king Ravana and absconded Sita to Lanka.

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Ram was a man of great patience and along with his trusted and devoted servant Hanuman, they were able to defeat the villainous Ravana after a long battle which ended in Lord Ram sending an arrow into Ravana and killing him.

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Hanuman teaches us about love, devotion and service, reminding and inspiring us to lead a life serving others to help uplift humanity.

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On the triumphant return of their king and queen, the residents of Ayodhya, lit diya’s made of clay, oil and cotton wick to help illuminate the safe passage home of their beloved Ram and Sita. Sweets were shared as Diwali marked the celebration of this homecoming.

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Diwali has a deep and rich spiritual meaning which can learn so much from. Being the story of good over evil, light over the dark and choosing knowledge over ignorance. A time to tune into our own inner light and reflect on how we are able to ensure we can be a beacon in society in these difficult times. Letting our innate brilliance to shine bright, help guide and inspire those around us. Being kind and compassionate to all beings always..

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We light candles and fireworks, create colourful rangoli patterns on our doorsteps to spread the light of positivity throughout the world, despite the darkness of negativity.

. ..”love will find a way into every darkened space drawn by connection bound by our affection..” Jai Gaurangi - Poetry

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A warmest of best wishes to all my Sikh brothers and sisters celebrating Bandi Chhor Divas, the day of liberation, today too. A inspirational story of courage, leadership and principles in the 1600’s. Enjoy the celebrations!




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