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The Five Days of Diwali Posted by on Nov 18, 2021

Clay Lamps

Meaning of Diwali Diwali means a row of lights. The lights दीपक in question are not necessarily modern lights but more the little clay oil lamps तेल का दिया one sees in Indian homes. Lights are an essential part of the decorations सजावट of Diwali as the light is meant to ward off evil. People…

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Holi Hai! Posted by on Apr 10, 2018

In honor of the increasingly popular festival, Holi (होली), now celebrated worldwide, I’ve dedicated this blog to the subject. Although Holi typically occurs in late February to early March, or the month of Phalgun (फाल्गुन) according to the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar, it’s better late than never to talk about this popular and exuberant festival!…

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Indian Festival – Ganga Dussehra Posted by on May 18, 2015

Let me take you too a interesting and colorful festival from India which is called Ganga Dussehra. Ganga Dussehra (गंगा दशहरा) is a festival which is celebrated to commemorated the day when Goddess Ganga (or river Ganges) descended from Heaven to the Earth. It is also known as Gangavataran which means ‘the descent of the Ganga’…

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Indian Festival – Shigmo Posted by on Mar 30, 2015

Ganga Dussehra

Let me take you too a interesting and colorful festival from India which is called Shigmo. Shigmo (शिगमो) is a spring (वसंत – Vasant) festival celebrated in the Indian state of Goa and the neighboring states. It is also known as Shigmotsav or the harvest festival (त्योहार – Tyohaar) and is celebrated annually (प्रतिवर्ष – Prativarsh)…

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Hindu festivals Posted by on Nov 28, 2013

Holi - Festival of Colors

India is often described as the land of religious festival (उत्सव – Utsav), fasts (उपवास – Upvaas) and feasts (भोज – Bhoj). Each region of India has some fascinating and interesting festivals, and don’t forget that they are so live and colorful. Here, I will present you a list of the name of important Hindu…

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Dhanteras Posted by on Oct 30, 2013

The time during the months of October and November is festival time for the majority (अधिकांश – Adhikansh) of Indians, who are Hindus. During this time, there comes numerous important festivals including the inarguably the biggest festival of Indian, Diwali (or Deepawali). Just before the festival of Diwali, another important festival called Dhanteras (धनतेरस) is…

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Navratri Posted by on Sep 30, 2011

Goddess Durga

First of all, I would like to wish our Hindi page community, a very happy Navratri! Many of them would be unaware of Navratri for sure. Let me show you everything about Navratri. ‘Nav’ means ‘nine’ and ‘ratri’ means ‘night’. Thus, ‘Navratri’ means ‘nine nights’. There are many legends attached to the conception of Navratri…

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