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Dhanteras: Dhantrayodashi Puja, Celebrations

Dhanteras - Hindu Festival

What is Dhanteras? The every first day of Diwali celebrations is Dhanteras. The festival of Dhanteras is also referred to as Dhantrayodashi. Dhanteras marks the beginning of Diwali celebrations. Dhanteras Dates: 2018: 5th November, 2018 (Monday) 2019: 25th October, 2019 (Friday) When is Dhanteras celebrated? Dhanteras is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the month of ‘ashwin’ i.e. two days before …

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Diwali Festival Information For Students, Children

Diwali / Deepawali - Festival of Lights

Diwali Festival Information For Students, Children: is an important and popular festival celebrated throughout the country in one form or the other. It falls on the last day of the dark half of Kartika (October – November). As a matter of fact it is a five-day long festival, but the main celebrations are on Diwali. Diwali is associated with several legends. …

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Halloween Festival Information For Students

Halloween

Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. It is largely a secular celebration, but some have expressed strong feelings about perceived religious overtones. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America during Ireland‘s Great Famine of the 1840s. …

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Kojagari Lakshmi Puja Information For Hindus

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja - Hindu Festival

After the celebrations and festivities are over, post Durga Puja and Dussehra, people of Bengal, Assam and Odisha worship Goddess Lakshmi on Kojagori Purnima night, i.e. the full moon night in the month of Aswin (Bengali calendar), barely 4 days after Durga Puja or Dusshera in the month of October. Kojagori has a significant meaning as it stands for who …

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Valmiki Jayanti 2018: Date & Celebration

Valmiki Jayanti

Valmiki jayanti or Balmiki Jayanti is the birthday celebrations of Maharishi Valmiki, the author of Indian epic Ramayana. It is observed on poornima or the full moon day of Ashwin month (Sep – Oct). In 2018, Valmiki Jayanti falls on 24th October, 2018. In this article, we shall know about Maharishi Valmiki and celebrations of Valmiki Jayanti. Who was Maharishi Valmiki? …

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Anant Chaturthi Festival Information For Students

Anant Chaturthi - Hindu Festival

Anant Chaturthi or Anant Chaturdashi is the last day of the “Ganesh festival” celebrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is the eleventh day after Ganesh Chaturthi which falls on the 14th day of the bright Bhadrapada (the sixth month of Hindu calendar). The day follows the immersion of the idols of the beloved Lord but to be …

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Vishwakarma Puja Information For Students

Vishwakarma Puja - Hindu Festival

Vishwakarma is known as the divine Engineer since the Puranic age. As a mark of reverence he is not only worshiped by the engineering community but also by all other professionals. This festival is celebrated in the month of September. On this day all the workers in the workshops and offices worship their tools and instruments in front of Lord …

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Rishi Panchami Information For Students, Kids

Rishi Panchami Images

Rishi Panchami is celebrated with great joy and festivity in different parts of India as well as in Nepal. Different places have distinct significance for the festival. Mainly, the festival is celebrated in honor of Sapta Rishis. According to Hindu calendar, Rishi Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha (Waxing Phase of moon) in the Hindu …

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Muharram: Islamic Month of Mourning, Sacrifices

Muharram: Month of mourning

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, begins with mourning processions all over the world. Muslims of shia sect, in black attire, participate in the gatherings in which the sacrifices of Hussein and his companions are commemorated. Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was martyred in 680 AD by a group of 72 men, women and children in the …

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