Be like the silent twinkling lights
That welcomed Ram, Sita and Laxman
After a fourteen year long exile.
Let red ochred lamps you light
Brighten the world’s darkest night.
On such nights, Oh cowering soul,
Despair not of death-like shadows,
For Nachiketa, then returns
To lead us in quest of the jewel-like wisdom
Hidden in our innermost selves,
Where unknown to us it lies
To blind Death’s eyes.
In this season of smoky lights
When winter crosses the Fall’s threshold
Let your smile, a lone lantern be
To kindle moments of a loved one’s day,
Let peace trail with you,
Wafting like fireflies,
To scintillate through the most foreboding of nights.
Your light shall ignite thousand
More lamps that radiate Love
And Harmony into many mundane lives!
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Myths related with Diwali:
There are several myths related:
*Ayodhya, the city being lit up to welcome Lord Ram ,Sita and Laxman after 14 year long exile.
*King Hima’s daughter-in-law saves her husband’s life by keeping death,. Lord Yama, at bay.
*Nachiketa being enlightened by Lord Yama.
Beautifully written Mumtaz 😀
So much to learn each time from your poems and footnotes 💚💚
Nitika Sawhney, thank you.
Thia is by far one of the best poems I’ve read about Diwali. Loved it
Thank you dearJaya, I was wondering if your poems are featured in Rewind?
This is outstanding poem.
Thank you Ketki💚
Thank you Sonali,💚💚
Mumtaz, what a beautiful poem on Diwali
Loved reading every line
Thank you Sarita Khullar.