Chief Minister and party’s deputy co-ordinator Edapadi K.Palansiwami and Deputy Chief Minister and party coordinator O. Pannerselvam today extended their heartfelt greetings to the Tamil Nadu people on the occasion of Deepavali being celebrated on Tuesday.
Legend has it that Lord Tirumal with his consort destroyed Narahasura, the demon on this day and brought peace and happiness to all.On this day people wake up early in the morning, take oil bath and wear new dresses after which they pray to the Lord with sweets and savouries for their well being. Bursting of crackers to express their joy has been the highlight of the festival. In some places oil lamps are lit in a row in their homes. It also provides an occasion to exchange pleasantries with neighbours and near and dear. Prevalence of the good over the evil is the ultimate significance of the festival.
Let this day herald prosperity and happiness to all, Palaniswami and Pannerselvam added.
Governor greets: Governor Banwarilal Purohit greeted people on the eve of Deepavali.
In his greetings message Banwarilal Purohit said, “Deepavali the festival of lights is a day of rejoicing and joy . People in all parts of India, young and old alike celebrate the festival with gaiety and festivity.
On this auspicious occasion I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to the people of Tamil Nadu. May this Deepavali bring light and cheer in all our families and may we brighten the lives of others just as the lamps we light, brighten up the ambience.”
Prince of Arcot: The Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, has extended his Deepavali greetings to his Hindu brethren and wished them all happiness and long life.
In his message, the Prince said, may the festival of lights brighten their homes throughout the year and many, many more years to come. Deepavali symbolises the triumph of good over evil and right over wrong.
The common message of all faiths should promote communal harmony, respect to each other’s religion, tolerance and fraternal solidarity among people belonging to all communities.
Let us remember that we are part of humanity, with all its rich diversity of religions, languages, cultures, traditions and experience, and our secular country, India, forms a large microcosm of the contemporary world, the Prince added.