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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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Diwali Festival History For Students And Children

Diwali Festival History - Hindu Culture & Tradition

The festival of Diwali is celebrated by Indians throughout the world in a joyous mood, with zeal and enthusiasm. The festival is predominated by colorful display of lights, bursting of crackers, cleanliness, sweets, lots of shopping, happiness. The festive spirit brings people of different communities closer, to celebrate the vibrant festival in the most blissful and lively way. Like most …

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Diwali Significance: Importance of Diwali Festival

Diwali Significance - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Diwali falls, the Indian festival of lights, falls on the day of ‘Amavasyaa’, when the moon does not rise and there is darkness all around. Light, being symbol of hope and positive energy, indicates the victory of good over evil. By spreading light in every corner of our premises, we try to destroy the reign of darkness, on the night …

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Karwa Chauth Celebrations Warm Up In Kanpur

Karwa Chauth celebrations warm up in Kanpur - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Hrishika Gupta, newly married girl living in Kidwai Nagar (Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh) is anxious, a day ahead of Karwa Chauth as she could not manage to book sittings for her beauty treatment. Likewise many married women in the city have been scurrying to markets and making beelines outside parlours in preparation for Karwa Chauth, the day when every woman wants …

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Karwa Chauth Significance in Hindu Culture

Karwa Chauth Significance: Hindu Culture & Significance

In India, the ritual of marriage is considered to be the ultimate ritual of life. Here tying knots means promising a companionship of seven lives. In a country with intricate rituals and customs, it is believed that there is nothing more pious and stronger than the relationship of marriage. Married women is said to be the companion of their better …

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Karwa Chauth: Maiden Fasting – Hindu Culture

Karwa Chauth: Maiden Fasting - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Marriage and Karwa Chauth are not knotted together anymore. The ceremony, that was once the signature of the married ones and meant to protect a woman’s suhaag or her husband, is now being celebrated by unmarried women too. 20-year-old Rati Sharma, a professional, says that she finds a lot of ‘satisfaction’ when she prays for her boyfriend’s long life. “It …

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Karwa Chauth Legends in Hindu Culture

Karwa Chauth Legends: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Karwa Chauth is the festival that holds a lot of significance for married Hindu women, who keep a fast for the long life of their husband, on this day. Though the basic aim behind the festival remains the same, the particular customs and rituals may vary a bit, depending on the region to which the women belong. Karva chauth has …

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Karwa Chauth Rituals: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Karwa Chauth Rituals: Hindu Culture & Tradition

The cultural diversity of India has paved the way to the celebration of a number of festivals. One of the prominent festivals of the north and north western parts of India is Karwa Chauth. Popularly referred to as a ladies-only festival, Karva Chauth is equally important for the husbands, because their wives especially dedicate the entire day in their remembrance, …

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Karwa Chauth Mehndi: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Karwa Chauth Mehndi: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Karwa Chauth is an important festival for married women, dedicated to their husband’s long life and prosperity. The rituals start one day before the festival, when the mother-in-law gives ‘sargi’ to her daughter-in-law. Sargi consist of mehndi, sindoor, bindi, red ribbon, coconut, saviya, sweets, almonds, etc. Henna or mehndi forms an important part of Karva Chauth and applying it on …

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