“Happy Diwali”

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Diwali or Deepavali is the festival of lights. Diwali or Deepawali means “series of lights”. Diwali is celebrated on the 15th day of dark fortnight of Kartik month in Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November. 

It spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

On the same night that Hindus celebrate Diwali, Jains celebrate a festival also called Diwali to mark the attainment of moksha by Mahavira, Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas to mark the release of Guru Hargobind from a Mughal Empire prison, and Newar Buddhists, unlike the majority of Buddhists, celebrate Diwali by worshipping Lakshmi.

“Narak Chaturdashi pooja”

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Today is the second day of Deepawali festival. It is called Narak Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali. It is celebrated on 14th day of dark fortnight of Kartik month in Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar.

It is believed that asura (demon) named Narakasur killed on this day by Lord Krishna. There are different beliefs behind these festivals in different parts of India.

Each festival holds spiritual significance.

P.S. In this photograph my mommy is performing pooja.

Music:Sindoor Lal Chadhayo 

Ganpati Aarti: Sindoor Lal Chadhayo 

Album: VAASTAV (THE REALITY) 

Singer: RAVINDRA SAATHE 

Music Director: JATIN-LALIT

It is a popular Marathi arati or bhajan (devotional song) dedicated to the Hindu god Ganesha.

 

I will be posting Devotional songs as the festivals are here.

Music: Deva Shree Ganesha

Deva Shree Ganesha is a high energy devotional song. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This song is from a 2012 Indian action drama film Agneepath (English: The Path of Fire). It was a retelling of the 1990 film of the same name. The music of Agneepath was composed by Ajay-Atul, with lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. This song is performed by Ajay Gogawale.

Ajay-Atul are Indian music director-composer duo of brothers Ajay and Atul Gogavale. In 2008, Ajay-Atul won the Best Music Direction award at the 56th National Film Awards from the Government of India for contributing music to the Marathi film Jogwa.

This is one of the best devotional songs from the films. Ajay-Atul are among my favorites. Their compositions have traditional and folk touch that’s what makes them more beautiful.

Music: Nightingale

Yanni s a Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer. Yanni continues to use the musical shorthand that he developed as a child, blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works. 

Yanni popularized the combination of electronic music synthesizers with a full-scale symphony orchestra. He has employed musicians of various nationalities and has incorporated a variety of exotic instruments to create music that has been called an eclectic fusion of ethnic sounds. Influenced by his encounters with cultures around the world, Yanni has been called a “True global artist”.

I accidentally discovered the music of Yanni on Youtube and I loved it. This is Heavenly beautiful.