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Festival of Lights


Diwali, the festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is an occasion for celebrations by Hindus as well as Jains and Sikhs. The festival of lights brightens our hearts, minds and souls. May this festival bring people together to celebrate and to rejoice in peace and prosperity. May the lucky ones give a thought to the plight of the less fortunate ones and do something to bring smile to their lives.

 ‘The following prayer dedicated to the Navnath or the nine masters are the highest astral beings from the astral zone and are the manifestation of the Para Brahma or the Ever-Existent. This prayer calls upon to remove the bad Karma from our lives. The prayer if recited with devotion is sure to bring beneficial influences in our lives.

                                     Para Brahma Swaroopam Jagat Guru Navnath
                                     Iss Diwali Karo Hamare Bure Karmo Ka Nash


                                God of Light, guide your children

                                to cast aside the shadows that prevail and

                                opt for the brilliance of truth, love and compassion.



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