Happy Deepavali!

आप सब को दीपावली की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ!

जय श्री लक्ष्मी माता!

If you chose to celebrate in full abandon, happy Diwali to you!

If you chose to have a muted celebration, happy Diwali to you too!

And if you choose not to celebrate this year, well, happy Diwali to you too!

A celebration comes from within – something that makes you happy, and others around you happy too. If you have to go through the motions just to get it over with…that isn’t a celebration of any kind.

Deepavali is an occasion when even those who don’t celebrate get drawn into the festive atmosphere. The lights, the puja, the sweets, the gifts – sometimes it feels that we do not just want it to end.

I sure enjoyed this Diwali, and I hope you had a wonderful Diwali too!