On this new moon (the darkest night of the year), Diipavalii (the correct Sanskrit spelling) was celebrated with candles and other lights, symbolising the dispelling of darkness and the illumination of our lives with spiritual light.
“The flame of a lamp lights up countless lamps. The touch of a great personality wakes up innumerable sleeping hearts. In the same way, the eternal glow of the boundless elan vital of Cosmic Consciousness has been illuminating the life-lamp of universal humanism since time immemorial, is illuminating it, and in the future, will do so even more intensely. That is why I say, the future of the human race is not dark, rather it is strikingly resplendent. So proceed on, ignoring the frowns of darkness.”
Shri Shri Anandamurti