Diwali, Festival of Lights (Deepavali)

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Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights, is the most celebrated Hindu festival in India and even in USA, UK, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.. Diwali is a five-day festival celebrated throughout the country on Kartik Amavasya, No Moon day in Kartik month. It falls in Ashwin month (Ashwayuja masam) in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendars. Diwali 2018 […]

Roop Chaudash 2018 | 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 2018, Roop Chaudash date is November 6. 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 […]

Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam 2018

Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam is the 5th and the final day of Deepavali celebrations in Andhra Pradesh. In 2018, Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam date is November 9. 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 […]

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 2018, Diwali Hanuman Puja date is November 6. 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 […]

Chopda Pujan 2018 | Diwali Chopda Puja | Sharda Pujan | Muhurat Pujan

Chopda Pujan, also known as Sharda Pujan or Muhurat Pujan, is an important ritual during Diwali in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and some other Western parts and North Indian states in India. In 2018, Chopda Pujan date is November 7. On this day, business people perform puja of account books and close their old accounts and […]

Govardhan Puja 2018 | Diwali Govardhana Pooja

Govardhan Puja is observed on the fourth day during 5-day Diwali festival. In 2018, Govardhan Puja date is November 8. 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 […]

Pushya Nakshatra during Diwali 2018

Pushya Nakshatra during Diwali is considered highly auspicious time to buy gold, silver, to buy books for new accounts for the coming year and for many other tradings. During Diwali 2018, Pushya Nakshatra date is October 31, Wednesday. Pushya Nakshatra begins on October 31 at 3.51 AM and ends at 2.35 AM on November 1. […]

Diwali 2018 | Deepavali 2018

Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights, is the most celebrated Hindu festival. Diwali 2018 date is November 7. 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 Amavasyant calendars (Marathi, Gujarati, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Diwali Puja Thali Decoration Ideas – How to decorate Diwali Pujan Thali

How to decorate Diwali Puja Thali? Here you can read Diwali Puja Thali decoration Ideas. Diwali Lakshmi Puja and Ganesh pujan are most important aspects of Diwali festival. People all over the world offer prayers to goddess of wealth and god of wisdom to seek prosperity and wisdom. The Lakshmi-Ganesh pujan involves all the members of […]

Deepavali Asthanam 2017 at Tirumala Tirupati Temple

Every year the Deepavali Asthanam is held at Srivari Temple on Amavasya day of Ashviyuja month on Ocrober 19. As a result of the celestial event is organised at the Bangaru Vakili in the sanctum all the arjita sevas like Kalyanotsavam, Tiruppavada seva, Unjal seva, Arjita Brahmotsavam and Vasantatotsavam were cancelled. However the Tomala and […]

Dhanvantari Jayanti 2017

Dhanvantari Jayanthi (Dhanvanthari Jayanti or Dhanwantari Jayanti), birthday of Lord Dhanvanthari, is observed on the third day during Diwali festival. In 2017, Dhanvantari Jayanti date is October 17. It is also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanteras. On the day of Dhan teras people worship Goddess Mahalaxmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, […]

Ashokastami 2018 | Ashokashtami during Basant Navratri

Ashokastami or Ashok Ashtami festival is observed on Chaitra Shukla Ashtami day on which Durgashtami is also observed during Basant Navratri. In 2018, Ashokastami date is March 24. This festival is mainly celebrated in Orissa, Bengal, Tripura and some other parts of Eastern India. Ashokastami festival is celebrated with utmost gaiety and much pomp in […]

Nagula Chavithi 2016

Nagula Chavithi, Naga Chaturthi, is one of the most celebrated Naga Pujas in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Nagula Chavithi falls on fourth day in Karthika Masam (the fourth day after Deepavali) in Telugu & Kannada calendars. Nagula Chavithi vrata is also celebrated as Trilochana Gauri Vratham. Chaturthi (Naga Chaturthi), Panchami (Naga Panchami) & Sashti (Naga […]

Sadar 2017 | Sadar Buffalo Festival in Hyderabad, Secunderabad

Sadar Festival, buffalo carnaival celebrated in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, represents the cultural ecstasy of the state of Telangana. In 2017, Sadar date is October 20 & October 21. Naraynaguda, Kacheguda, Amberpet, Bowenpally, Nagole, Hayatnagar are the best places to watch Yadav community’s Sadar festival. This festival is a part of Deepavali celebrations. It is a […]

Vishwakarma Pooja during Diwali

Vishwakarma Puja is also observed on the fourth day of Diwali, the day after Diwali. Vishwakarma Puja 2017 date during Diwali is October 20. Biswakarma Pooja is also observed on Kanya Sankraman day in Industrial states like Orissa and Bengal. Vishwakarma puja falls on Kartik Shukla Padyami, the first day of the lunar New Year in […]

Narak Chaturdasi Pujan | Naraka Chaturdashi Pooja

Narak Chaturdashi, also known as Choti Diwali, is the most auspicious day during Diwali festival as it is the day during which demon Narakasura was demolished by Lord Krishna. As per the Puranas, those who perform bath ritual before sunrise would get rid of Yam lok darshan. They will not get Narak praptthi. ‘Apamarga Prokshana’ […]