Diwali festival in Shirdi

Be any occasion devotees flock to Shirdi to seek blessings of Sai Baba. Diwali 2012 would be no different and we are expecting lots of people to visit Shirdi during this time. Diwali is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil. Is there any better way to start your celebration than to seek blessings from the Lord?
Let us briefly describe the reason of celebrating Diwali. Diwali is also known as “Festival of Lights” and it commemorates the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya with his wife Sita and brother Laxman after his 14 years of exile. It was during these years Lord Rama defeated the demon king Ravana. To celebrate their return and the victory over King Ravana, people in Ayodhya illuminated the entire village with earthen lamps. The lamps filled with oil are enlightened to signify the triumph of good over evil. This year we celebrate Diwali on 12th November 2012. Across the country you would see people decorating their houses with varieties of illuminated lanterns.

Over the years, Diwali has been strongly associated with pollution. It is true that bursting of crackers pave way to sound and air pollution. In recent years, manufactures of crackers have come up with eco friendly crackers which emit fewer amounts of smoke and noise compared to traditional crackers. It is advisable if you are celebrating Diwali make sure you go for eco-friendly crackers as it would be less harmful to you and your planet. From the entire team of Sai Sahavas, we wish each and every one of you a "Safe and Happy Diwali."