"May Mother Lakshmi grace Her children with absolute inner purity,
divine light, auspicious virtues, and an abundance of inner beauty".
Wednesday, November 7, is Diwali (Deepawali) - one of the biggest festivals observed in Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) as the festival of lights. Diwali is a very special and auspicious time to receive the blessings of the Goddess of Prosperity, Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi.
This festival is marked by five days of celebration and joy. Each of the five days in the festival of Diwali separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.
Read Amma's sadhana guidelines for this special day and also participate in the ceremonies happening at Amma's ashram in India by clicking below.
This Diwali, let us all pray to Mother Lakshmi to remove all the darkness and poverty from everyone's lives, and to fill all our hearts with the sparkling golden light of peace, love, truth, and spiritual joy.
Wishing you and your family a very happy, blessed Diwali.
Nov 7 - Dec 8, 2018
Karthika masam or month is one of the most auspicious month in a lunar calendar. The lunar calendar has been divided into two parts Dakshinayana and Uttararyana. Karthika Masam comes under Dakshinayana. Out of the two ayanas Dakshinayana is set aside for Sadhana. Sadhana means a process by which one would get salvation. Out of all the months in Dakshinayana Karthika Masam is best suited for Sadhana. Hence Karthika Masam is one of the most auspicious months of the lunar calendar.
The most important significance of the Karthika Masam is that, Karthika Masam is auspicious to both the devotees of Lord Shiva as well as Lord Vishnu. Karthika Masam helps us to understand that Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are not different but only one.