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Govardhan Pooja 2017: Date, History, Legend, Significance and Celebration

October 19, 2017 10:34:55 pm

Govardhan Puja is celebrated to pay respects to lord Krishna, who saved the villagers from the wrath of lord Indra. This occasion, which is also known as Annakut/Annakoot, people offer a food of mountain to the deity.

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Diwali Special: It’s time for Kaikeyi’s redemption

October 19, 2017 5:36:23 pm

In the epic Ramayana, was Kaikeyi really the meanest of them all or did she take the fall for the greater good? A revisting of the epic tells us that the latter may be the case.

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Diwali special: The Mythology Quiz

October 19, 2017 3:23:32 pm

What is the Diwali connection between Lord Rama and Goddess Lakshmi? Take this quiz to up your Mythological Trivia Quotient.

Diwali 2017: History, Importance and Significance

October 19, 2017 3:35:42 pm

Diwali is one of the famous festivals in India and preparations for it begin from days in advance. It is almost ritualistic to clean rooms, offices during the festival as well as adorn them with lights. The five-day celebrations begin with a lot of fanfare.

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Diwali 2017: Laxmi Puja, Vidhi and Muhurat Timings for Deepawali

October 19, 2017 5:09:06 pm

The main Diwali night falls on the darkest new moon night (Amavasya) according to the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika, which is usually between mid-October and mid-November.

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Did you know there is a dog puja festival in Nepal on Choti Diwali day?

October 18, 2017 8:57:19 pm

Kukur Tihar, which falls on the same day as Choti Diwali, pets and strays are treated alike and are decked with garlands as a symbol of respect and dignity. The dogs are also adorned with red tika or tilak, with kumkum or gulaal along with rice and yogurt, very similar to any tilak ritual in Hindu tradition.

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Yours Faithfully: When Goddess Parvati defeated Lord Shiva at dice on Mount Kailash

October 18, 2017 8:38:52 pm

Does the game of dice between the divine couple of Shiva and Parvati subtly refer to the continuation of the universe in the cycle of creation (winning) and destruction (losing)?

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Choti Diwali 2017 (Naraka Chaturdashi): Importance, History and Significance

October 18, 2017 1:08:06 pm

Also called Roop Chaturdasi, Choti Diwali is celebrated by lighting up the homes with diyas and lights to welcome Diwali. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil and grace over greed and is celebrated with grandeur throughout India.

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Yours Faithfully: Why you must celebrate Diwali to avoid Divaliya

October 19, 2017 12:36:06 pm

It is said that Diwali is celebrated to mark the day when Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. So, why isn’t Rama worshipped on Diwali? Why do we worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha instead? Read on to find out.

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Choti Diwali 2017: Date, Puja Vidhi and Muhurat Timings for Naraka Chaturdashi

October 17, 2017 2:19:41 pm

Choti Diwali is also known as Narak Chaturdashi as it falls on the same day and also known as Roop Chaturdashi and Roop Chaudas. This is the second day of the five-day Diwali celebrations.

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Dhanteras 2017: Why do you buy gold, silver and utensils on this day; and things to remember while buying

October 18, 2017 1:02:14 pm

Dhanteras 2017 has fallen on October 17. Dhanteras is a popular festival of Hindus where they buy gold and utensils and worship Goddess Lakshmi. Know why you should buy gold and utensils on this first day of Diwali.

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Dhanteras 2017: History and Significance, Puja Vidhi and Muhurat Timings

October 18, 2017 1:02:20 pm

Dhanteras marks the beginning of Diwali, which is celebrated to honour the homecoming of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.

Karva Chauth 2017: Importance and origin of Karva Chauth, katha and story of Karwa Chauth

October 8, 2017 6:07:03 pm

From stories of Karva Chauth in the epic Mahabharata to how it's celebrated now, here is everything you need to know about the festival.

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Sharad Purnima 2017: Puja Vidhi, Method, Muhurat Timings, Vrat Katha

October 5, 2017 4:32:14 pm

Sharad Purnima, also called Kojagari full moon or Ras Purnima, is said to be celebrated for the nectar falling from the sky at night. For this reason, many people prepare kheer at night and keep it in the courtyard of their house.

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Lakshmi Puja 2017: Significance, Date, Puja Vidhi, Tithi and Celebrations

October 4, 2017 9:05:40 pm

Believed to be the birthday of goddess Lakshmi, it is also celebrated as Sharad Purnima, Kuanr Purnima or Kojagari Purnima — the harvest festival signifying the end of monsoon season.

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Sharad (Kojagiri) Purnima 2017: Importance and Significance

October 4, 2017 8:56:49 pm

To be celebrated on Oct 5, 'Sharad Purnima' or 'Kojagiri Purnima' is a harvest festival celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month Ashwin. It marks the end of monsoon.

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Dussehra (Vijayadashami) 2017: Puja Vidhi, Muhurat Timings, Preparation

September 30, 2017 12:00:48 am

The festival falls on the tenth day of the month of Ashwin in the Hindu calendar. This year, it falls on September 30, Saturday.

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Dussehra (Vijayadashami) 2017: Celebration, History, Importance and Significance of this Festival

September 30, 2017 12:00:42 am

Dussehra marks the end of Durga Puja for those in eastern and northeastern states of India and in the northern and southern states, the festival also signifies the victory of Lord Ram over Ravana, who had abducted Sita.

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Mahanavami 2017: Importance and significance

September 29, 2017 2:06:53 pm

Navratri festivities continue for nine days and Mahanavami is the last day of Navratri. It is also the third day of Durga Puja.

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Mahanavami 2017: Puja Vidhi, Muhurat Timings, Prasad

September 29, 2017 2:06:57 pm

Here is everything you need to know about Mahanavmi's Puja Vidhi, Muhurat Timings and Prasad.

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Shobhabazar Rajbari deity has golden makeover

September 28, 2017 1:55:05 pm

For a long time since Raja Nabakrishna Deb the Durga idol used to have golden colour. But, later due to financial crunch the idols get silver colour.

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Happy Durga Ashtami 2017: Puja Vidhi, Muhurat Timings, Mantra

September 28, 2017 11:28:59 am

Maha Ashtami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja which is very similar to Saptami Puja.

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Navratri/Durga Puja 2017: From puja vidhi, timing to tithi, ghata sthapana

September 23, 2017 11:33:38 am

People across the country are getting ready to offer their prayers to goddess Durga as Navratri an Durga Puja begin. While preparations are on in full swing, we bring for you all that you need to know about puja vidhi, timings, tithi etc.

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Navratri 2017: Who are the three devis you worship during Navratri and why?

September 23, 2017 11:02:27 am

Navaratri is the celebration of the journey from divisions to oneness, duality to non-duality, bondage to freedom and ignorance to knowledge.

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Bathukamma 2017: Significance and how it is celebrated

September 22, 2017 9:27:57 am

Bathukamma, that means ‘Mother Goddess come Alive’ is celebrated towards the end of monsoon and heralds the abundance that nature has to offer. The festival begins on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya, and is celebrated with much fanfare for nine days.

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