The Festival Saga
The Real Significance of Indian Festivals
India is known for its festivals and its way of celebrating them in different styles all across the globe. Each festival, be it Lohri, Makar Sakranti, Pongal, Onam, Holi, Diwali, Christmas or any other festival, they all symbolize a deeper and spiritual meaning.
In today’s generation, people are celebrating all the festivals without an understanding of its deeper connotation. Today we will talk about the message which is rooted deeply and far more significant than the pomp and show of celebration.
Festivals if understood and celebrated in true sense, will definitely help us to reawaken what we have lost i.e. our inner peace and happiness. They will rekindle our zeal to look and explore the real meaning and purpose of our existence.
For Instance, Makara Sakranti commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and also end of the northeast monsoon in Southern India. At the same time, many festivals of happiness such as Pongal, Onam, Lohri etc. are celebrated in different parts of India marking the arrival of new harvest. On these festivals, a fire is lit up in the form of bonfire or yagya, this fire helps to cleanse our body and old vices corrupting our souls.
The Almighty who is The Guiding Light, wants us to let go the past and immersed ourselves in the positive thoughts leaving behind all vices and evils aside.
Similarly at all other festivals like Holi, we get a chance to be with the lord again where the Human Soul can go through transformation and be united with the Supreme Soul.
Holi gives us a message to be one with the Supreme Soul as our soul belongs to him only. Being in constant remembrance of the Supreme Being is known as Yoga-fire which helps us to destroy the sins of the past.
It is in the memory of this yoga-fire, we light up fire on the festival of Holi. By burning our 5 vices, we can actually celebrate the colours of bliss and spiritual powers. So, Holi gives us the message to become Holy and imbibe the Purity of Soul in our real lives!
Diwali is another festival which is celebrated with utmost cheer and lots of preparations. Diwali should be celebrated all across the globe if it’s real meaning and significance is understood by all.
If on Diwali, we don’t clean just our homes and closets but also our mind, heart and soul, we will be closer to the Father who is our permanent guiding light. We will be able to reinforce our original qualities of love, peace, bliss and harmony, just the way the supreme lord had made us.
The diyas that we light on Diwali actually denotes our body and soul, if we light up our souls by nourishing positivity and the Godly knowledge as bestowed by the Parampita we all will lead to a beautiful Golden Age where all of us will be free from all the vices and evils of the Kalyuga.
Even at the time of Christmas celebration, the candles and lights are lit to remove the darkness and pray thy lord to end the evil of the world. Fire or Light basically represents that Supreme Soul who stays up above and still hold our hand forever and ever.
We all are part of that supreme light who is kind, benevolent, peaceful and harmonious but during the course of time we have forgotten our true selves.
Festivals reminds us about the beauty of our existence and if we not just celebrate but also experience them in true sense we will be closer to The Father of All!
Now the bigger question is, how do we make sure that we are following what the supreme call wants us to do?
The Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya has helped millions to learn and follow what God wants us to do through the art of Easy RajYoga Meditation.
You can also unlock the key to rediscover and rekindle your soul by experiencing the truth of the life by learning RajYoga Meditation through the self-help link or visit any of the Brahma Kumaris centre near you and be part of the movement which will take you closer to the Lord!