Tag Archives: Hindu Culture and Traditions in India

Diwali Aarti: Ganesh And Maa Lakshmi Aarti

Diwali Aarti: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Aartis are the special prayers that are sung to please the God. Through these prayers, we admire and appraise the Almighty and pray to bestow blessings upon us. In India, songs are sung in melodious tunes during the performance of aarti, which marks the culmination of any puja, jaagran or keertan. It is believed that these aartis please the Lord …

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धनतेरस पर धन प्राप्ति के अचूक उपाय

Dhanteras Festival Money Making Ideas धनतेरस पर धन प्राप्ति के अचूक उपाय

कार्तिक कृष्ण पक्ष की त्रयोदशी, जिसे धन त्रयोदशी या धनतेरस भी कहा जाता है, को लक्ष्मी, कुबेर और धन्वंतरि का दिन भी माना जाता है। इसके नाम में धन और तेरस शब्दों के बारे में मान्यता है कि इस दिन खरीदे गए धन (स्वर्ण, रजत) में 13 गुना अभिवृद्धि हो जाती है। प्राचीन काल से ही इस दिन चांदी खरीदने …

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Coined for Celebrations: Dhanteras Festival

Coined for Celebrations: Dhanteras Culture & Tradition

Gold and silver prices may be shooting up north, but that hasn’t deterred consumers from enjoying their Diwali celebrations. Dhanteras especially has seen sparkling sales, but instead of just precious metal, customers are looking for something unique. While utensils are regular, this time around, silver currency, old coins and cars are selling the most. However, silver coins still rule the …

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Facets of Dhanteras in Hindu Culture & Tradition

Come autumn with its lavish harvest and cool breezes, and for the people of India, its time to revel in various festivities. One of these festivals is the Dhanteras, also known as ‘Dhantrayodashi’ or ‘Dhanvantari Triodasi’ dedicated to the celebration of Goddess Lakshmi. The festival, observed two days before Diwali is considered to herald the onset of the festival of …

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Dhanteras Myths and Legends in Hindus

Dhanteras Myths and Legends: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Legend has it that when Lord Dhanvantari, the physician of the Gods and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, emerged from the ocean of milk, which was churned by the Gods and the demons on the day of Dhanteras, he brought a jar of the extraordinary elixir. Sage Durvasa cursed Lord Indra when “The pride of wealth entered his head” which …

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Story of Dhanteras: Related Legends, Celebration

Story of Dhanteras: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival. Dhanteras Festival, also known as “Dhantrayodashi” or “Dhanwantari Triodasi”, falls on the auspicious thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Ashwin. In the word Dhanteras, “Dhan” stands for wealth. On Dhanteras, the “Owl” form of the Goddess Laxmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. …

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Dhanteras Celebrations and Legends in Hindus

Dhanteras: Hindu Culture & Tradition

The festival of Dhanteras is also known as Dhantrayodashi and Dhanvantari Trayodashi (Dhanwantari Trayodashi). This festival marks the beginning of the Diwali celebrations and that is why, it is considered the first day of five days long festivities of Diwali. The term ‘Dhanteras’ consists of two factors ‘dhan’, which means wealth and ‘teras’, which means thirteenth. Here thirteenth is meant …

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Diwali Gift Ideas: Diwali Decoration Items

Diwali Gift Ideas: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Diwali Gift Ideas: Celebrated throughout the world by Indians, Diwali is a festival that brings with it the tradition of worshiping Goddess Lakshmi, tradition of cleaning the homes and decorating it with colorful lights, bursting firecrackers, exchange of gifts, lots of shopping and the sense of togetherness. The festive season is the perfect time to revive your emotional and personal relationships …

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Story of Diwali Festival And Diwali Legends

Story of Diwali Festival: Hindu Culture & Tradition

India, the land of rich cultural heritage, has one or the other festival for every month. It is the spiritual and religious richness in India that each festival is related to some or other deity. One of such festival is the ‘festival of lights’ – Deepawali. It is the glorious occasion that is not restricted to one day, but extended …

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