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Happy Diwali 2018: Heartwarming wishes, messages and Insta-worthy images you can send to your loved ones

Diwali, the five day Hindu festival starting with Dhanteras, followed by Chhoti diwali, Badi Diwali, Goverdhan and concluding with Bhaidooj, is celebrated with much pomp and glory across India. The nation will celebrate the festival of lights on November 7.

The word Diwali is taken from the Sanskrit word Deepavali which signifies rows of lighted lamps. This auspicious day signifies good over evil, light over dark, and knowledge over ignorance.

Diwali is celebrated in honour of Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya after an exile of fourteen years. According to the Hindu Mythology, after Ravana kidnapped Sita, Lord Ram headed to Sri Lanka to rescue the Goddess. Eighteen days after defeating Ravana, Lord Ram, Sita, Laxmana returned to Ayodhya and that day is celebrated as Diwali.

Diwali 2018 is also linked to Goddess Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Bestowed with good fortune, prosperity and wealth, devotees begin the pooja by praying Lord Ganesha followed by a pooja for Goddess Lakshmi to ward away obstacles.

Apart from Lakshmi Pooja, wishing and greeting on the occasion of Diwali also forms an integral part of the celebrations as it also marks the beginning of Hindu New Year.

Also read: Dhanteras 2018: Puja Vidhi, Samagri, Tithi, Shubh Mahurat, Mantras and more

Let’s begin the festive season with these warm wishes, messages and Insta-worthy images for your loved ones

* Another year will be over, another year will come. I hope and pray that the lights of Diwali illuminate the new chapter of your life. Happy Diwali!

* May the Divine Light of Diwali Spread into your Life Peace, Prosperity, Happiness, Good Health N Grand Success. Happy Diwali!

* May This Cheer And Joy,
This Merriment And Mirth,
Of This Divine And Blessing Festival,
May Surround You Forever.
Happy Diwali!

* With Gleam of Diyas,
And the Echo of the Chants,
May Happiness and Contentment Fill Your life!
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous Diwali!

* This Diwali, may you be blessed with,
Good Fortune – As long as Ganeshji’s trunk,
Wealth and Prosperity – As big as his stomach,
Happiness – As sweet as his ladoos and,
Troubles – As Small As His Mouse.
Wish you a very Happy Diwali!

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