Bhai Dooj: the Festival of Siblings
Diwali

Bhai Dooj: the Festival of Siblings

Bhai dooj is a famous Hindu festival celebrated in India and Nepal. It falls on the last day of the Diwali celebration, which takes place for five days. The day is also the second day of the Shukla Pakshaor the bright fortnight of the Hindu lunar Karthika month. The festival is similar to the Raksha […]

Diwali Traditions & Customs, Legend and meaning
Diwali

Diwali Traditions & Customs, Legend and meaning

Deepavali, popularly known as Diwali, one of the most loved, much-awaited, and celebrated festivals in India, is lovingly called as the ‘festival of lights.’ The Hindu festival is celebrated all over the world with much pomp and glory. It falls in autumn of every year. Not just in India, Diwali is celebrated in Fiji, Guyana, […]

Govardhan Puja
Diwali

Govardhan Puja: History, Significance & tradition

Govardhan Puja is performed on the next day of Diwali festival, which is also the first day of the Karthik month as per the Hindu calendar. In 2017, it will be celebrated on 20th October 2017. Everything About Govardhan Puja Commonly, people call this puja or ceremony as “Govardhan Pooja,” but traditionally, it is also […]

Dhanteras (Dhana Trayodashi)
Diwali

Dhanteras: The Day of Beginning of Diwali

Dhanteras (Dhana Trayodashi) Dhanteras (Dhana Trayodashi): As much as I remember from my childhood and still, I have seen my mother purchasing the gold ornaments and jewellery, which were then kept in front of Lakshmi Ji for the puja. Also, I used to know this day as the Choti Diwali and was very happy as […]

Choti Diwali, Naraka Chaturdashi and ‎Roop Chaturdashi
Diwali

Choti Diwali: Why Do We Celebrate?

Choti Diwali (Naraka Chaturdashi and ‎Roop Chaturdashi) is the festival of lights and is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm throughout India and even by Indians settled abroad. Diwali has spread its awareness and love among the foreigners also, and thus, they participate in global culture too. Why Do We Celebrate Choti Diwali (Naraka Chaturdashi)? […]