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 […]

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, […]

Diwali Rituals and Customs

Do you know that various interesting rituals and traditions are attached to the festival of diwali? This five day long festival is celebrated with lot of fun and excitement and people exchange gilts, sweets! The various rituals of diwali festival are mentioned below- have a look! The first day of diwali is popular with the […]

Diwali Melas in New Delhi

Diwali Melas in New Delhi is a grand scale affair with corporate sponsors and shopping malls holding their versions of melas to woo customers. The Sunder nagar Mela is one of the oldest running melas in the capital and attracts a sizeable number of people every year. It is nearly 50 years old and a […]

Lathmar Diwari: Lathmar Diwali in Uttar Pradesh

Diwali is celebrated in Uttar Pradesh with unique rituals. The Lathmar Diwari features cane fights as part of tradition and is celebrated in several villages like Triveni, Amratpur Kherwa, Ghacha and Barokha Khurd in Banda which is about 200 km from Lucknow. During Lathmar Diwari, the young men assemble in the fields armed with canes […]

Diwali in Himachal Pradesh

Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated among the Hindu community across the world. It is celebrated for five days in most parts of India and people worship various Gods and light lamps and enjoy the fire works with friends and family. However, India being a diverse place with many cultures, it is celebrated with […]