Kartik Purnima is a Hindu, Sikh, and Jain festival. It is sometimes called “Deva-Diwali” Or “Deva-Deepawali,” the festival of lights to the gods. In Hindu belief, this is the day that the Hindu gods descended to earth in the “sacred rivers.” Devotees worship Vishnu on this day with flowers, incense sticks, and lamps.
This year on November 12, millions of people across the world will participate in this holiday celebrating false gods. No doubt the use of flowers and lamps will make for a beautiful sight in many cities, but this in no way reflects the beauty God the Father wanted for His creation. This celebration is a blatant rejection of the true Creator. It is evidence of how the darkness of sin has penetrated the world.
On November 12, please take some time to pray for the people of the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain religions. Pray that they will see the truth of the gospel and be receptive to the true light of the world, Jesus Christ. Also, pray for believers across the world to be bold to share the gospel.