21 October 2017 | Bhai Dooj, Yama Dwitiya, Dawat Puja, Bhai Phota

21 October 2017 is Bhai Dooj (Bhau Beej), Yama Dwitiya, Bhatru Dwitiya, Bhai Phota, Dawat Puja (Chitragupta Jayanti Pujan), Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam. On this day, brothers visit their sisters’ house and take meal. In return, brothers offer gifts to their sisters. In Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and many other areas of India, […]

Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam 2017

Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam is the 5th and the final day of Deepavali celebrations in Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam date is October 21. It is also celebrated in Karnataka and some parts of Tamil Nadu. It falls on Yama Dwitiya, the second day after Diwali. Bhagini means sister and Hasta bhojanam means to take […]

Bali Pratipada 2017 | Bali Pujan during Diwali

Bali Pratipada or Bali Pujan is observed on the following day of Diwali. In 2017, Bali Pratipada date is October 20. It marks the beginning of Kartik Month in Amavasyant calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka. It is also known as Bali Padyami and Vamana Jayanti in some places. As we […]

20 October 2017 | Annakut, Bali Padyami, Govardhan Puja, Gujarati New Year

20 October 2017 is the Fourth day of Diwali (Bali Padyami or Bali Pratipada, Annkut, Govardhan Puja). On this day, Govardhan Puja is performed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and some other states of North India. It believed on this day, Lord Krishna lifted Govardhan giri (Mount Govardhan) to protect the Gokul from heavy rains. Bali Pujan is […]

Fourth Day of Diwali | Bali Pujan, Govardhan Puja & Annakut

Fourth day of Diwali is known as Bali Padyami or Bali Pratipada. In 2017, Bali Pratipada date is October 20. On this day, Govardhan Puja is performed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and some other states of North India. It believed on this day, Lord Krishna lifted Govardhan giri (Mount Govardhan) to protect the Gokul from heavy […]

Govardhan Puja Muhurat 2017

Govardhan Puja is observed on the fourth day during 5-day Diwali festival. In 2017, Govardhan Puja date is October 20. It is mainly observed in North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. On this day, Lord Sri Krishna along with cows is worshipped. Govardhana Pooja is celebrated as a commemoration of the […]

Diwali Muhurat Trading 2017 Timings | 19 October 2017 | BSE, NSE Trading Muhurat

Diwali is considered the best and auspicious time for trading. It is the great time for starting new deals in stock markets (share markets). BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) and NSE (National Stock Exchange) will conduct special ‘Muhurat’ trading session on Diwali on 19 October, Thursday. As per the press statements of the stock market officials, […]

Govardhan Puja 2017 | Diwali Govardhana Pooja

Govardhan Puja is observed on the fourth day during 5-day Diwali festival. In 2017, Govardhan Puja date is October 20. It is mainly observed in North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. On this day, Lord Sri Krishna along with cows is worshipped. Govardhana Pooja is celebrated as a commemoration of the […]

19 October 2017 | Diwali, Deepavali, Kedara Gauri Vrata

19 October 2017 is Diwali, Deepavali festival. Diwali falls on Kartik Month Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars and on Ashwin Amavasya in Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada & Marathi calendars. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated for five days in many places of India. Deepavali day is the third day of 5-day Diwali celebrations. The extravaganza […]

Labh Pancham 2017 | Laakheni Panchami | Saubhagya Panchami

Labh Pancham (Laakheni Panchami, Saubhagya Panchami) is the final day of Diwali festival. In 2017, Labh Pancham date is October 25. It is observed on Panchami, fifth day during Kartik month. Labh Pancham is considered as an auspicious day to perform or start business activities. On this day, businessmen open their accounts after performing Lakshmi […]

व्यापर स्थल पर दीपावली महालक्ष्मी पूजन | Vyapar Sthal Par Mahalakshmi Pujan

व्यापर स्थल पर पूजन उस कक्ष में किया जाता है, जिसमे की व्यवसाय का स्वामी नित्य प्रतिदिन विराजमान होता है| बहीखातों के आलावा व्यापर स्थल पर लक्ष्मी गणेश के साथ-साथ तिजोरी पूजन, तुला पूजन, मशीनरी पूजन आदि किया जाता है| दीपावली पर व्यापर स्थल में गणेश एवं महालक्ष्मी का पूजन घरों के अनुरूप ही होता […]

Naraka Chaturdashi, 18 October 2017 | Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Jayanti, Roop Chaudas

18 October 2017 is Kali Chaudas, Narak Chaturdashi, Choti Diwali, Roop Choudas, Hanuman Jayanti Pujan. It is the 2nd day of five-day Diwali festival celebrations. Hanuman Puja is also observed on this day in Gujarat and some other Western regions of India. Kali Chaudas (Kali Choudash Puja) falls on 14th day in Krishna Paksha of […]

Kedara Gauri Vratham 2017 | Kedareshwara Gowri Vratham

Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati

Kedara Gauri Vrata or Kedareshwara Gowri Vratham is an observance to perform on Deepavali Amavasya. Usually, on the day of Kedara Vratam, married women or married couple worships Kedareshwara, Lord Shiva. Kedareshwara is another name of Lord Shiva. In 2017, Kedara Gauri Vratham date is October 19. In some places, Kedara Gauri Vratam is observed […]

Naraka Chaturdashi Mantras: Stotras, Slokas to chant during Narak Chaturdashi Snan

Narak Chaturdashi is the second day of 5-day Diwali festival. It is also called as Choti Diwali. Kali Chaudas Puja is observed on Naraka Chaturdashi. Narak Chaturdashi Snan is considered as the most auspicious ritual to perform on this day. Narak Chaturdasi 2017 date is October 18. It is believed that this festival marks the […]

Hanuman Puja during Diwali

Hanuman Puja during Diwali is an auspicious ritual for some communities in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and some other states of North India. In 2017, Diwali Hanuman Puja date is October 18. It is observed on Kali Choudas (Narak Chaturdashi). On Kali Choudas, Kali Puja, Kali Yantra Puja, and Narak Chautdashi Tharpan Puja are also performed. Hanuman […]

Dhanteras, 17 October 2017 | Dhana Trayodashi, Dhanvantari Jayanti

17 October 2017 is Dhanteras, Dhana Trayodashi, Dhanvantari Jayanti. It marks the beginning of Diwali festival in most of the places in India. The business people perform Lakshmi Pujan and Kuber Pujan for wealth and prosperity in their businesses. This day is also observed as Dhanvantari Jayanti. Lord Dhanvantari is the Lord of Ayurveda (Indian Traditional Medicine) […]

Kag Puja | Worship of Crows during Diwali, Tihar in Nepal

Kag Puja, Kag Parva, or worship of crows is the first day of Diwali or Tihar festival in Nepal. This day is dedicated to worship crows. Kag Puja 2017 date is October 17. The crows are worshipped by offerings of sweets and other recipes on the roof of the houses and in front of the […]

What to buy on Dhanteras, Dhan Trayodashi – for all 12 Rashis

What to buy on Dhanteras, Dhan Trayodashi for all 12 rashis’ natives? Here is the list of items that are supposed to purchase by different Rashi natives as per the Hindu calendar. In 2017, Dhanteras date is October 17. Mesha Rashi (Aries) Mesha Rashi natives to buy gold coins, kitchen appliances, and Tejpatra. Vrishabha Rashi […]

Roop Chaudash 2017 | Soundarya Siddhi Divas, Roop Chaturdashi

Roop Chaudash, Roop Chaturdashi, is the second day of 5-day Diwali festival in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. In 2017, Roop Chaudash date is October 18. Roop Chaturdashi Puja is also observed as Soundarya Siddhi Divas. This day is celebrated as Kali Choudash and Hanuman Puja in Gujarat, and Naraka Chaturdashi and Choti […]

Diwali Aarti Time 2017 | Timings for Deepavali Harathulu

Diwali Aarti Time 2017 (Timings for Deepavali Harathulu) is given here. In 2017, Diwali date is October 19 and Naraka Chaturdashi is on October 18. Most of the people perform Diwali Aarti on Naraka Chaturdashi as Amavasya is not preferable for taking Aarti. Hence, for most of the communities, Deepavali Aarti date is October 18. […]