Diwali in the most auspicious month of Kartik (October-November)

Diwali Chanting, Discourse & Discussion 

The importance of these mantras chanted on Diwali:

  • Pañca-tattva mantra
    śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu-nityānanda
    śrī-advaita gadādhara śrīvāsādi-gaura-bhakta-vṛnda
  • Mahamantra
    Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare
    Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare
  • Sita-Rama Tattva
    raghu pati rāghava rājā rāma
    patīta pāvana sītā rāma

sītā rāma sītā rāma, sītā rāma jaya sītā rāmā

jaya raghu nandana jaya sīyā rāma
jānakī vallabha sītā rāma

śrī rāma, jaya rāma, jaya jaya rāma
jaya jaya rāma, jaya jaya hanuman

More about Sita-Rama, Lakshmi-Narayan, and Sri Krishna–the ādi-puruṣaḥ, Source of all incarnations.

“During Divali, when we are focused on grabbing Lakshmi-ji  gains by ignoring or excluding Lord Rama from our service and worship–this is no different than a Ravana attitude.”

Divali, or Deepavali, the festival of lights celebrates the Supreme Lord Sri Rama’s victory over evil. It is a homecoming celebration at the city of Ayodhya, the capital of His kingdom, and now celebrated throughout India and the world over wherever there is the Indian diaspora.

The traditional puja on Divali involves worshipping the forms of Lakshmiji and Lord Ganesh–where is Lord Rama?

Approaching the demigods separately from the Divine forms like Lord Rama, only gets one temporary time-bound gains. Approaching the Divine healing forms and energies is a far better approach.

  • As healers we have the Reiki and the KQ energies which are the complete Divine mother and father energies.
  • Maximize your healing opportunities today by healing yourself, and chanting the glories of the Lord–starting with the Hare Krishna Hare Rama Mahamantra.
  • To know more about healing opportunities and practices specially recommended during this month of Kartik-Damodara, go to this related article:
  • Kartik-Damodara – the holiest month

What Diwali celebrations mean

Traditional painting of Laxmi-Ganesha on coconuts by Master Craftsmen from Jaggannath Puri, Odisha.

Lakshmi-Narayan go together, and Lakshmi puja without Lord Narayan has little benefit. Divali is the time went Lord Rama, Sita-devi and Lakshman returned home to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana.

The citizens celebrate the return of their beloved Sita-Rama, Lakshman by lighting up the entire city with lamps. Hence this ‘Deepavali’–the Festival of Lights.

This is a good time for all to welcome the energies of opulence, victory, joy and happiness into their homes.

It is a most auspicious occasion to chant the Mahamantra. When we chant

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa
Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma
Rāma Rāma Hare Hare

we automatically invoke the energies of Lord Rama and Rama-devi–the energies of protection, victory, opulence, and happiness.

Sri Lakshmi-ji is the Goddess of wealth–the consort of Lord Narayan. Lord Ganesh is the deva responsible for giving access to the destiny chakra at the root (mooladhaar chakra).

On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, which is the return of Lord Ram to His kingdom of Ayodhya people celebrate also by making offerings to Lakshmi-devi and Lord Ganesh.

More valuable and appropriate is the remembrance and worship of their Lordships Sita-Ram, or Lakshmi Narayan rather than Sri Lakshmi-devi alone.

Conversation about Diwali

“The Diwali celebrations have become more about focusing on getting Lakshmi opulence energies while ignoring or minimizing Lord Rama. So then, what is the difference between that attitude and Ravana’s attitude? How did we become followers of Ravana rather than Lord Rama? Beyond chanting a few mantras invoking Sita Ram (if that even), truthfully, how much is Lord Ram in your consciousness when you celebrate Divali?”

  • Inviting new energies into your life today.
  • The spiritual-material opulence energies of Lakshmi-ji and Lord Rama.
  • Approaching the Devi-Devatas confers limited and temporary benefits.
  • Learn more from this conversation about Deepavali between Nalin Nirula and visitors at the Thursday Healers Assembly, October 27, 2016.

Article related to Lord Rama:

Rama Navratri (March-April)

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