Importance of various days in Diwali
Diwali is a series of festivals of 5 days, which fall towards the end of the Hindu month of Ashwin and the beginning of the month of Kartik. We can celebrate Diwali in the true sense only when we know the significance of each of these days.
Dhanteras (1 November 2013)
(Dhanteras as celebrated in the Universe). On this day Lord Vishnu's unmanifest energy flows through Shri Laxmi Devi's Surya nadi (the right channel of the Kundalini) and the channel is activated. The rays generated from here are full of the 'Tej tatva' or the fire element. These 'Tej' rays spread all over the Universe and the whole Universe is illuminated by shiny golden particles.
Goddess Laxmi's chaitanya present in these golden particles provides opulence, prosperity and creates an environment conducive for spiritual practice. Hence on this day Goddess Laxmi is worshipped with utmost devotion. Because of the ritualistic worship with spiritual emotion, the Lord and controller of wealth - Kuber enters the earth's environment. - A scholar (17/05/05, 7.58 p.m.)
Narak Chaturdashi (2 November 2013)
On this day, lighting lamps can destroy demonic energies. The day before Chaudas, fourteenth day of the fortnight, after 12 a.m. the atmosphere starts getting polluted with raja-tama frequencies, because on this day the Universe moves from the Chandra-nadi (or the moon channel), into the Surya-nadi (or the Sun channel). This helps the demonic energies in 'Pataal'. The sound waves generated from 'Pataal' are created by heat generated from movement of particles loaded with raja-tama components. To neutralize the effect of these waves, one has to bathe early in the morning, light ghee lamps in earthen pots and ritualistically worship them. The lamps radiate waves of particles charged with the fire element, which helps to destroy the raja-tama laden particles in the environment. Due to this, raja-tama particles present in the cells of demonic energies also melt away, which helps to destroy the protective sheath around the demonic energies. Hence, a soul begins afresh to perform any auspicious activity. On this day demonic energies get annihilated, in a way amounting to destruction of distressing frequencies emanating from hell. - A scholar (17/05/05, 8.59 p.m.)*
Laxmi Pujan (3 November 2013)
This day 'Laxmi-panchayatan' enters the Universe. Shri Vishnu, Shri Indra, Shri Kuber, Shri Gajendra and Shri Laxmi are elements of this 'panchayatan' (a group of five). The tasks of these elements are:
Vishnu: Happiness (happiness and satisfaction)
Importance of Laxmi Pujan
A. Destruction of distressing energies On this particular
day, Goddess Laxmi's destroyer (marak) form is active, since it is the
new moon day. The spiritual emotion of the person doing ritualistic worship,
activates Goddess Laxmi's marak form and destroys the distressing frequencies
in the environment.
Balipratipada (4 November 2013)
Ritualistic worship of King Bali is performed to avoid
troubles from distressing energies.
Bhaubij (Yama Dwitiya) (5 November 2013)
A day to control frequencies generated by the distressing
energies from hell.
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