Govardhan Puja 2022 | Diwali Govardhana Pooja

Govardhan Puja is observed on the fourth day during 5-day Diwali festival. In 2022, Govardhan Puja date is October 26. 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 […]

Bhai Dooj 2022 | Bhau Beej 2022 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 2022, Bhai Dooj date is October 26 and according to Surya Siddhantam the date is October 27. Bhai Dhooj is celebrated twice in a year. The first […]

Rituals and Customs of Kedareshwara Vrata – Glory, Merits of Kedar Gauri Puja

Rituals and customs of Kedara Gauri Puja include Puja to Lord Shiva and Goddess Gauri. On the day of Kedareshwara Vrata, same as other vratas and pujas some austerities like fast or semi-fast on fruits or milk are observed. Kedareshwara Vrata Puja is performed with installing Kalasha in a sanctified place. While chanting the mantras […]

Roop Chaudash 2022 | 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 2022, Roop Chaudash date is October 23. 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 […]

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 2022 date is October 24. It is believed that this festival marks the […]

Tips for eco-friendly Diwali

Diwali is a festival of lights, happiness, enlightment and prosperity. But in pursuit of celebrating happiness on this festival, we indulge into activity of bursting crackers which proves quite harmful for environment as well as for us. You must have heard in newspapers as well as in news about various harmful effects of crackers used […]

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 […]

Deepavali Bommala Koluvu: Exhibition of dolls during Deepavali in Andhra Pradesh

Bommala Koluvu is a jubilant ceremony celebrated during Deepavali in Andhra Pradesh. Bommala Koluvu is a popular event during Dasara and Makara Sankranthi. It is an exhibition of various dolls and idols. In Telugu, Bommalu means dolls or toys and koluvu is an arrangement. Bommai Kolu is the Tamil name for Bommala Koluvu and Golu […]

Bali Padyami, Balindra Pooja during Diwali

Bali Padyami Puja is celebrated on the fourth day during Diwali festival. In 2021, Bali Padyami date is November 5. It is observed on the day after Deepavali Amavasya. Maha Bali, the King of Pathala loka (netherworld), is worshipped on this day. He was given a boon by Lord Vishnu to visit the earth once […]

Bhai Phota Mantras: Prayers to recite during Bhai Phota Festival

Bhai Phota, also spelt as Bhai Fota, is celebrated on Dvitiya day or the second day after Kali Puja or Diwali festival in Bengal. During Bhai Phota, some mantras or prayers are chanted by sisters. Bhai Phota Mantra: Bengali Version – Bhaier kapale dilam phonta, Jamer Duare porlo kanta, Jamuna Dae Jomke phonta, Ami di […]

Diwali Laxmi Pooja Procedure: How to Observe Dhan Lakshmi Puja during Diwali

Here you can Diwali Laxmi Puja Procedure or details of steps in Diwali Lakshmi Puja. Laxmi Pooja is the main ritual during the festive days of Diwali or Deepavali. Diwali 2020 Laxmi Pooja date is November 14. The day of Lakshmi puja is devoted to the propitiation of Goddess Sri Mahalaxmi, the Goddess of wealth […]

Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights: Diwali Festival

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 2012 date […]

Dhan Trayodashi – Dhan Teras Festival during Diwali

Dhan Teras is the first day of five-day Diwali festival. Dhanteras, also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanvantari Triodasi, is celebrated on thirteenth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik. Dhanteras 2010 date is November 3. On Dhanteras festival day, Goddess Dhanlakshmi is worshipped for prosperity and happiness. Dhanteras Lakshmi Puja is very important […]