Crackers and fireworks up to nineteenth century India were probably quite expensive and hence commissioned mainly by the rulers for personal and citizen entertainment or by the economically well-to-do of the community.
Sharing a sneak peek from the cosmos, astronaut Paolo Nespoli who goes by the Twitter handle @astro_paolo, posted an enchanting photo of what the country looks like during Diwali, the festival of lights.
A gorgeous picture of a lit-up India as captured from space had gone viral just a while back during Diwali. The photograph that was shared by astronaut Paolo Nespoli was believed to be authentic by a lot of people. But a little of digging has revealed that it was clicked nearly a month before Diwali was celebrated in India.
Although similar to rakhi, on Bhai Dooj, sisters put a tilak or a vermilion mark on the brother’s forehead and perform an aarti. The sisters are then presented with gifts and goodies. This tilak ceremony, however, is celebrated differently at different places.
Rangolis are made in homes across India and they add a pop of colour to all festivals, be it Holi or Diwali. Here are 30 rangoli designs to inspire you to get creative this festive season. Take a look.
Diwali celebration include lighting diyas, eating lots of sweets, doing pujas, wearing new clothes and more. The occasion is a great time to spread with your loved ones. However, if some of your friends and family are away, here’s a collection messages that you can send to wish them a very happy Deepavali!
On the occasion of Dhanteras, purchasing metals like gold and silver are considered to bring prosperity and good luck for the entire family and their business ventures. Here are pictures how the Indians are celebrating the festival this year.
Diwali 2017 preparations have begun. With festival falling on October 18-19 this year, people across the country have started to clean and renovate their homes and offices, festive shopping has begun, homes are being decorated with lights and much more. Click through for snapshots of Deepawali celebrations.
Choti Diwali is celebrated the day before the main festival of Diwali. On this festive occasion, here's a collection photo greetings you could send across to your family and loved ones and wish them happiness on this day.