India lights up for Diwali Fest! The image above is from Nasa taken during the illuminated festival. Diwali marks the Hindu New Year and it's a token time for celebration, honouring your inner light, and giving thanks. This five day festival happens each year on the new moon some time between October and November. This year Diwali is taking place at the time of writing this post, so you're not too late to have a ritual of your own. Part of the festivities include honouring each of the five days with a special significant act often including lighting diyas (clay lamps and candles), fireworks, and creating rangoli's (intricate mandala like art with pedals or chalk). Other Diwali traditions include cleaning the home or office, and buying some new clothes and jewelry, a ritual to help prepare for the year ahead. An integral part of Diwali is in giving thanks for what we have and the special people in our lives. It may not be your new year today but that doesn't mean you can't participate in this magical festival. Today, try to do a simple tidy session, honour yourself with a gift, light a candle, and take time to thank those around you who help make it all possible. Tonight we light our candles to love and life and to you our readers. Happy Diwali from AZULIE YOGIC LIFE!
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