With all of the brutality and wrongful doings happening in India, it has become difficult for some to celebrate Diwali. When our holy Guru Granth Sahib is being attacked, how can one celebrate?
I take it a few steps back.. Why do we light divas anyway? Regardless of religion, what is the underlying meaning of Diwali? Good over evil. Light over darkness. Understanding over ignorance. Freedom. And with that, we should light Divas for Diwali to show that we are strong, passionate humans …looking to spread good vibes and happiness. We can’t fight darkness with darkness. We should stand tall together as a community and always light the path. Today, and always, may you all be blessed with such prosperity, joy, bliss and happiness in your lives! May we overcome all battles that may come our way, and light all of our lives with love.
As Sikhs, Bandi Chorh Devas should be that light for us. That good will always show the freedom. As much as it hurts inside that pages of our Guru Granth Sahib have been torn, that innocent lives are being taken away unrightfully… how can we simply turn Diwali off? How can we darken our Guru, who is timeless? We should be standing taller. We should be lighting more divas to show that we can and will overcome this.
And, for Diwali to fall on the same day of remembrance.. We should always reflect on how many people lay down their lives for us to live our life. Love always.
& with that, I wanted to share my Diwali setup ft. gold + pink + white tassel banner & Diwali print!