Monthly Archives: October 2019

Bhai Dooj 2019: Know here the Story behind the festival

Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Dooj is a Hindu festival that is celebrated by all women by praying for the long life of their brothers and in return receive gifts. The festival is celebrated on the very last day of the 5 days long Diwali festival which is the second day of the bright fortnight or […]

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Govardhan Pooja 2019: Know the Significance, Customs and Rituals of the festival

According to the Hindu calendar, the festival of Govardhan Pooja, also called Annakut, falls on the first lunar day in the month of Kartik. Annakut or Govardhan Pooja, is usually celebrated on the fourth day of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. This day also marks the first day of the New Year in the […]

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Happy Diwali 2019: Know how to perform Diwali Laxmi Puja

Deepawali is a significant festival of Hindus.  This five-day long festivities ranges from Dhanteras to Bhaiya Dhooj. Deepawali signifies the victory of light over the darkness, portraying the triumph of good over evil. It is celebrated during the Amavasya of the Kartik month of Hindu calendar. On this auspicious day, Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and […]

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When is Naraka Chaturdashi in 2019? Know here

The day after the celebrations of Dhanteras, is called Naraka Chaturdashi. In Sanskrit, Naraka means hell and Chaturdashi means fourteenth day. The day is also known as ‘Yamadeepdaan’, when the female members of the house light earthen lamps (diyas) which are then kept burning throughout the night. This ritual is done to glorify the God […]

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Dhanteras 2019: Date, Muhurat and Importance of the festival

Dhanteras marks the first day of the grand celebrations for Diwali. It is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the Krishna Paksh, which is the month of Kartik, according to the Hindu Lunar calendar. This year it will celebrated on 25 October, Friday.  ‘Dhan’ means money/ wealth and ‘Teras’ signifies the thirteenth day. Devotees worship […]

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