“Deepavali” means a lit lamp. I light the lamp on Deepavali to denote the removal of darkness in me, i.e. remind me to remove ignorance and reveal the Truth in me. I do that everyday, why is this day special? On this day I light the lamp and say thanks to everyone that is part of my life that that helped me with removing the ignorance.
I say thanks to my family for giving me the opportunity to remove the ignorance,
I say thanks to my co-seekers in my Satsang for guiding me to remove the ignorance,
I say thanks to this body, mind and intellect that have given this ego the oppportunity to remove itself,
I say thanks to my Guru for guiding me to remove the ignorance,
I say thanks to Bhagavan for giving me this birth to remove the ignorance and realize the Truth.