November 1 will be the celebration of Dhanteras which is the Hindu Celebration of Wealth. The goddess Laxmi ,whom we met at the medieval gates of Ahmedabah, is honored with sweets. It is a traditional day of well-being for businesses as this is the time of the year for purchases of gold, silver and platinum jewelry. ( I am thinking this is the women’s favorite festival!) There are special songs and of course dancing. My hope for all my Hindu friends is for a celebration of wealth and prosperity of health, spirit, and family .
Women everywhere love “bling!”
I included this image because of the swastikas which will probably surprise my Western friends. We noticed them all around India especially in Hindu and Jain temples. The meaning as I researched is “it is well.” The sign has been found to be used by Native American tribes and other places in the world. The Nazis and Hitler were the ones who bastardized it for the Western world.
Namaste. . . . .This Is Incredible India!