Vasubaras 2022 | Vasu Baaras during Diwali in Maharashtra

Vasubaras or Vasu Baaras marks the beginning of Diwali festival in Maharashtra. In 2022, Vasubaras date is October 22. It is celebrated as Vaag Baaras in Gujarat.  This festival is celebrated in honor of cows. The thithi to celebrate Vasubaras is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi in Ashwin month. This day is also known as Govatsa Dwadasi […]

Bhai Dooj, Bhau Beej, Yam Dwitiya: Fifth day of Diwali

Fifth day of Diwali is known as Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej or Yama Dwitiya. In 2020, Bhai dooj date is November 16. 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 […]

Hanuman Puja during Diwali

Lord Hanuman

Hanuman Puja during Diwali is an auspicious ritual for some communities in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and some other states of North India. In 2021, Diwali Hanuman Puja date is November 3. 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 […]

Yama Trayodashi | Shamana Trayodasi

Yama Trayodashi or Shamana Trayodasi is the first day of 5-day Diwali festival celebrations. In 2021, Yama Trayodashi date is November 2. Mainly the festival of Diwali begins (Yama Trayodasi) and ends (Yama Dwitiya) with the worship of Lord Yamadharmaraja, the King of Naraka loka. Yama Deepadan is the main ritual of the day. Lighting […]

Tihar 2021 in Nepal

Tihar (Yama Panchak) is a five-day festival celebrated in Nepal after Dashain festival. In 2021, Tihar in Nepal starts on November 2 and ends on November 6. 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, […]

Diwali Chitragupta Puja | Chitragupta Jayanthi Pooja

Chitragupta Puja, also known as Dawat Puja, is a ritual observed during Diwali festival. In 2021, Chitragupta Puja date is November 6. It is celebrated on Bhai Dooj, two days after Diwali, in North India. Chitragupta Pooja marks the birthday or Jayanthi of Chitragupta and it is mainly celebrated by Katyastha caste. Chitragupta is the […]

Kali Chaudas Puja during Diwali Festival in Gujarat

Kali Chaudas (Kali Choudash Puja) is observed on the 14th day in Ashwin month mainly in Gujarat. In 2021, Kali Chaudas date is November 3. This is the second day of Diwali festival. It is observed on the day before Diwali and the day after Dhanteras. Goddess Kali is worshipped on Kali Chaudas day. Diwali […]