Diwali

Celebrate Diwali With Books!

Celebrate Diwali With Books! Diwali (also known as Divali and Deepavali, among other names) is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains around the world and marks a special time of year. Learn about the diverse traditions and foods that are part of the “festival of lights” across India, as well as the many well-known Diwali […]

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Diwali: Tithi and Vidhi of Lakshmi Pujan

Diwali: Tithi and Vidhi of Lakshmi Pujan Deepostav symbolizes the victory of virtue over evil power. Diwali is celebrated because Lord Ram returned to his kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile during which he fought with demons and King of Demons Ravana. In order to welcome the beloved king and the 11th avatar of […]

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Dussehra

Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami, Dasara, or Dashain) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is a gazetted holiday in India, which is marked on the 10th day of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the month of Ashvin (Ashwayuja), according to the Hindu calendar. Is Dussehra a Public Holiday? Dussehra […]

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Holi vs Diwali

Holi vs Diwali Holi and Diwali are both Hindu holidays that are celebrated by Indians all over the world. While both of these festivals are celebrations of Hindu gods and goddesses, the reasons behind them and the ways they are celebrated couldn’t be more different. Holi is the festival of colors and is celebrated in […]

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Diwali 2020

Diwali 2020 Diwali, also referred to as Deepavali, is one of the most prominent festivals of the Hindu community. This day is celebrated to honour the triumph of Good over Evil. On this day, Indians decorate their homes and shops with earthen lamps and worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi for prosperity. According to the ancient calendar, Diwali is […]

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Karva Chauth 2020

Karva Chauth 2020 Karva Chauth is one of the most significant festivals in the life of a married Hindu woman. Majorly celebrated in the western and northern parts of India, this day symbolizes the strength of the bond between a husband and wife. On this day, Indian married women keep a day-long fast for the […]

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When Is Diwali in 2020

When Is Diwali in 2020 Diwali falls in either October or November each year, depending on the cycle of the moon. It’s observed on the 15th day of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar. In 2020, Diwali is on November 14 Diwali Dates Detailed Information The Diwali festival actually runs for five days, […]

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The Festival of Diwali Through Art

The Festival of Diwali Through Art Diwali or Deepawali is an ancient festival and arguably the most important of all Hindu holidays.  It is the third day of a five-day-long celebration that also includes the Hindu New Year. Diwali falls on the night of the full moon between mid-October and mid-November. While the story behind the celebration […]