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What are some religious aspects of Diwali?

What are some religious aspects of Diwali?

The main religious significance of Diwali is to forgive and forget, to clear the mind of evil and reflect over the past year’s events. In preparation for Diwali, house and shops are scrubbed clean and doorsteps are decorated with multi-colored designs called ‘Rangoli‘. Houses are painted inside and outside. New pots and pans are bought. Even the animals are washed, …

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How do people celebrate Diwali in India?

How do people celebrate Diwali in India?

Diwali, ‘Festival of Lights’, is celebrated with great fervor and gaiety. Diwali is celebrated by young and old, rich and poor, throughout the country to dispel darkness and light up their lives. The festival symbolizes unity in diversity as every state celebrates it in its own special way. The celebration of the four-day festival commences on Aswayuja Bahula Chaturdasi and …

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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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What is Car Festival of Lord Jagannath?

Car Festival of Lord Jagannath

The Ratha Yatra or Car Festival Of Lord Jagannath at Puri is the most famous and the most spectacular festival which attracts countless pilgrims from all over India and also from abroad. This festival takes place in Asadha Sukla Dwitiya when the images of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshana are taken in a grand procession on three …

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Which is the Chariot Festival of India?

Car Festival of Lord Jagannath

Every year in mid-summer, Lord Jagannath, with his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, goes on vacation, traveling on grand chariots, from his temple in Puri, to his garden palace in the countryside. This belief of the Hindus has given rise to one of the biggest religious festivals in India – the Rath Yatra or the Chariot Festival. This is …

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Who are Recipients of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award?

Who are Recipients of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award?

The Rajiv Gandhi National Awards is distributed at this day by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in order to know the distinction attain by the competitors in different fields. Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award is an Indian award given for outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony, national integration and peace. The award was instituted by All India Congress Committee of …

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What is Ghazwa-e-Hind? Islam’s Prophetic War against India

Ghazwa-e-Hind

What every Indian should know about the Islamic doctrine that prophesizes Islamic rule over India and the conversion of all Hindus to Islam As per Tarek Fatah: The issue of ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ (Islam’s Prophetic War against India) came up for discussion on my new talk show in India on Zee News. Two facts emerged: First Islamic clerics didn’t wish to discuss …

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How many brother did Lord Rama have?

Rama Navami

Lord Rama had three brothers; Lakshman, Shatrughna and Bharata. Dasharatha was a descendant of Raghu and was the father of Rama, the heroic prince of the Ramayana and an avatara of the god Vishnu according to Hindu tradition. Dasharatha had three wives namely, Kaushalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi. Rama was the son of Kaushalya, Lakshman and Shatrughna were the sons of …

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