Vagh Baras 2018 | Wagh Baaras Festival in Gujarat

Vagh Baras (Wagh Baaras) is observed on Dwadasi day in second half of Aso month. In 2018, Vagh Baras date is November 4. Vagh Baras is also referred as Govatsa Dwadashi and Guru Dwadasi. In Gujarati language, Vagh means repaying ones financial debts. On this day people clear their khata (ledgers) and enter into new […]

Kedara Gauri Vratham 2018 | 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 2018, Kedara Gauri Vratham date is November 7. In some places, Kedara Gauri Vratam is observed […]

Tihar 2018 in Nepal

Tihar (Yama Panchak) is a five-day festival celebrated in Nepal after Dashain festival. In 2018, Tihar in Nepal starts on November 5 and ends on November 9. It is celebrated in Kartik month as per Nepali calendar. On five days of Tihar, five special rituals are performed. Kag Puja, Kukur Puja, Gai Puja, Govardhan Puja, […]

Bhai Phota 2018 | Bhai Fota Muhurat | Exact time of Bhai Phota

Bhai Phota, also spelt as Bhai Fota, is celebrated on Dvitiya day or the second day after Kali Puja or Diwali festival in Bengal. In 2018, Bhai Phota date is November 9. Bengalis consider Bhai Phota as one of the prominent festivals. This festival represents the beautiful bond of love and affection between brothers and […]

Shyama Puja 2018 | Goddess Shyama Puja on Diwali in Bengal

Shyama Puja, also known as Kali Puja or Mahanisha, is the popular puja observed on Diwali in Bengal, Orissa, and Assam. In 2018, Shyama Puja date is November 7. On the same day other states of India celebrate Lakshmi Puja. On this festive day, devotees worship Goddess Shyama (Kali Mata) in ritualistic manner. Tantric puja […]

Bhai Dooj 2018 | Bhau Beej 2018 date

Bhai Dooj or Bhai Dhuj or Bhau Beej or Bhayya Dhooj is an Indian traditional festival that brings out the love and affection of brothers and sisters. In 2018, Bhai Dooj date is November 9. Bhai Dhooj is celebrated twice in a year. The first one is celebrated after the festival of colors, Holi, and […]

Yama Dvitiya 2018 | Yam Dwitiya

Yama Dvitiya or Yam Dwitiya is the last day of five-day Diwali celebrations. In 2018, Yama Dwitiya date is November 9. Yam Dwitiya is also called as Bhai Dhooj or Bhai Bij or Bhai Beej. In South India, it is called as Yama Dwitiya. Legend of Yama Dwitiya is associated with the God of death – […]

Naraka Chaturdashi 2018

Narak Chaturdashi or Naraka Chaturdasi is the most auspicious day during Diwali as it marks the death of demon Narakasura. In 2018, Narak Chaturdashi date is November 6. Narak Chaturdashi is also known as Choti Diwali and is the second day of Diwali festival. Observing Abhyanga Snana (ritual bath) on this day is highly meritorious. […]

Choti Diwali 2018 | Narak Chaturdashi

Choti Diwali, also known as Narak Chaturdashi, is the day before Diwali festival. In 2018, Choti Diwali date is November 6. This festival is considered as Small Diwali as on this day crackers are burst in small scale. All preparations for Diwali are done on Choti Diwali day. Devotees clean their houses and Rangoli designs […]

Kedareshwar Vrata 2018 | Kedareshwar Puja on Deepavali Amavasya

Kedara Gauri Vrata or Kedareshwara Gowri Vratham is an observance to perform on Diwali Amavasya. In 2018, Kedara Gauri Vratam date is November 7. Usually, on the day of Kedara Vratam, married women or married couple worships Kedareshwara, Lord Shiva. Kedareshwara is another name of Lord Shiva. In some places, Kedara Gauri Vratam is observed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Abhyanga Snana Time 2017 during Diwali | Narak Chaturdashi Abhyanga Snan Muhurat

Abyanga Snana time 2017 during Diwali on 18 October is mentioned here for almost all Indian cities. Abhyanga Snana means ritual bath to be performed on Narak Chaturdasi or Diwali festival day. In India, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Singapore & Malaysia Narak Chaturdasi Abhyanga Snan date is October 18. In USA, UK and Canada also it […]

Dhanteras Puja Time 2017 | Muhurat for Dhana Trayodashi Pooja 2017

Dhanteras Puja time 2017, Dhanteras 2017 Puja muhurat on Pradosh Kaal & Vrishabha Kaal Pooja timings on 17 October 2017 are given here. Timings for Dhanteras Puja are given here for almost all cities of India including New Delhi, Chandigarh, Surat, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Allahabad, Dehra Dun, Shimla, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Patna, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Raipur, Bhopal, […]

Diwali 2017 | Deepavali 2017

Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights, is the most celebrated Hindu festival. Diwali 2017 date or Deepavali 2017 date is October 19. This five-day festival is celebrated throughout India on Kartik Amavasya, No Moon day in Kartik month. According to North Indian calendars, it falls on Kartik Amavasya (Kartik Krishna Trayodashi to Kartik Shukla Dwitiya) whereas in […]