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Facets of Dhanteras: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Facets of Dhanteras: 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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Dussehra Greetings for Facebook, Whatsapp

Dussehra Greetings

Dussehra Greetings for Facebook, Whatsapp: In the months of Ashwin and Kartik, Hindus observe a 10 day ceremony of fast, rituals and celebrations to honor the triumph of Lord Rama over Demon Ravana. Dussehra also symbolizes the triumph of warrior Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon, Mahisasura. Thus, it is a celebration of victory of good over evil. This celebration …

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What is Diwali and how is it celebrated?

What is Diwali and how is it celebrated?

Diwali is the one Hindu festival that unites the whole of India. It is traditionally known as the “festival of lights”, for the common practice is to light small oil lamps (called diyas) and place them around the home, in courtyards, gardens, verandahs, on the walls built around the home and also on the roof tops. In cities, especially, candles …

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