Nama Article 21st October 2014
Srimad Bhagavatham 8:24:53
तं त्वाम् अहं देव-वरं वरेण्यं प्रपद्य ईशं प्रतिबोधनाय
छिन्ध्य् अर्थ-दीपैर् भगवन् वचोभिर् ग्रन्थीन् हृदय्यान् विवृणु स्वम् ओकः
I surrender untoYou, the worshipful Lord and the best of the Devas, in order to receive instructions of True knowledge. Oh! Bhagavan! Cut asunder the knots of ignorance by the light of Your words and light up the Atma swaroopa!
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Thus, with the destruction of 'ajnana' we have taken a new birth today: therefore, like the radiance of light we should attain 'atma prakash' (the radiance of the Atman). This is the philosophy behind Deepavali.