Tag Archives: Hindu Culture and Traditions in New Delhi

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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Chhoti Diwali: Narak Chaturdashi Festival

Chhoti Diwali: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Diwali is a festival, which brings a series of festivals with it. One after another we get a chance to celebrate five festivals together. Narak Chaturdashi is one of these festivals and it is celebrated on the second day of Diwali celebrations, just one day before the actual Diwali celebrations. The Narak Chaturdashi, falls on the fourteenth day of the …

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Customs of Diwali: Hindu Culture And Tradition

Customs of Diwali: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Many interesting rituals and traditions have been attached to the celebrations of Diwali. It is a five-day long festival, which is celebrated with fun and fervor. The blissful festival calls for the exchange of gifts, sweets and heartfelt wishes. Fire crackers are burst and people enjoy wearing new clothes, on the auspicious day. Although the way of merrymaking is different …

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