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Clay Lamps vs Chinaware Lamps

Diwali is undoubtedly the biggest festival for the Hindu community across the world. It is the festival of lights and people light up huge rows of lamps in and around the houses and business premises during Diwali. Traditionally people used [...]

Dhanvantari Jayanti

Dhanvantari Jayanthi is the birthday of Lord Dhanvantari. This day is also celebrated as Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Trayodashi . In the year 2012, this is celebrated on November 11th 2012. Lord Dhanvantari is believed to be an incarnation of [...]

Daawat Puja ( Chitragupta Puja ) during Diwali

Daawat Puja , also known as Chitragupta Puja is the ritual observed by some communities in North India during Diwali festival. It is celebrated two days after Diwali on the day of Bhai Dooj to commemorate the birthday of Chitragupta. In the [...]

Celebrate Diwali with cakes

Diwali being the biggest celebrated festival in India is also famous for sweets like gulab jamuns, barfis and ladoos. But this year Diwali is getting special with cakes being the flavoured trend among the people. With only a few days left for [...]

Bhai Phota festival during Diwali

Bhai Phota also known as Bhai Fota is celebrated during Diwali in Bengal and other parts of the country. It is observed in the karthik month in Bengali calendar and the day coincides with the Bhai Dooj festival in other parts of the country. [...]

Annakoot ( Govardhan Puja) during Diwali

Annakoot is also known as Govardhan Puja and is observed in many parts of India after Diwali. This day is dedicated to Lord Krishna and on this day huge food offerings are made to Lord Krishna. According to legend, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan [...]

Tulsi Puja during Diwali

The Tulsi Puja is an important ritual performed during Diwali .It is the worshipping of the sacred tulsi plant and perfoming the tulsi vivah which involves the wedding of tulsi plant to Lord Vishnu in the form of a shaligram. In the year 2012, [...]

Sivaganga observes “silent Diwali” / Diwali without firecrackers

Have you ever thought about Diwali without firecrakers ? Its difficult for most of us to even imagine this. Fireworks are such an integral part of Diwali, but in Sivaganga District of TamilNadu, Diwali has been celebrated without fireworks for [...]

Sindhi Diyari during Diwali

The Sindhi community celebrates Diwali as the festival of C. The Sindhis consider Diwali as an important festival and a new beginning. During this period, they wash gold and silver coins in unboiled milk and water. They also perform the lakshmi [...]

Roop Chaturdashi

The day before Diwali is observed as Roop Chaturdashi in many parts of the country. This is also the day of Narak Chaturdashi and kali chaudash. In the year 2012, this falls on 12 november 2012. The rituals on this day vary as per regions. [...]