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Deepavali (Diwali facts) – a spiritual celebration

Video on Diwali: Introduction and Diwali facts The word Diwali or deepavali is a combination of two words, deep (lamp or diyas) + avali (row). Thus deepavali is a line or a row of lamps so during the festival of Deepavali (also known … Continue reading

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Incorrect and harmful acts during the festival of Diwali

Description: This article provides information about various incorrect and harmful acts during the festival of Diwali. Introduction Festival of Diwali is joyous because everyone looks forward to its celebrations. During Diwali, we meet our family, relatives, cousins, friends, etc. and … Continue reading

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The act of driving out alakshmi on the day of Lakshmipujan

Description: This article explains how to perform the act of driving out alakshmī (Poverty, misfortune). Introduction Goddess Lakshmī means wealth, prosperity while alakshmi means poverty, misfortune. Development of virtues gains importance only if one overcomes defects. Just as one makes efforts to … Continue reading

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Why Amāvasyā falling on Lakshmīpujan is not considered inauspicious?

Description: This article clarifies why Amavasya falling on Lakshmipujan is not considered inauspicious Introduction Amavasya (New moon day or no moon day) is considered as inauspicious because on this day, the dark side of the moon faces Earth, as a … Continue reading

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How to celebrate Diwali the Hindu way

Description: This article provides information for Hindus on how to celebrate Diwali in a spiritually correct manner. Introduction Diwali in recent years is being considered and celebrated as a cultural activity. It is thought of, as the time of the year … Continue reading

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How to do abhyangasnân?

Description: This article provides information about how the abhyangasna is done during the festival of Diwāli. Introduction Diwali is celebrated on four consecutive days – the thirteenth (Dhantrayodashī), the fourteenth (Narakchaturdashī) and the new moon day (Amāvasyā – Lakshmīpūjān) of the dark fortnight … Continue reading

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How can the Hindu youth celebrate Diwali – the festival of lights

Description: This article provides information about how Hindu youth /children can celebrate Diwāli, the festival of lights. Introduction Diwali or Deepawalī is one of the important Hindu festivals, which comprises of four consecutive days of celebrations. This year, the four day Diwali … Continue reading

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Frequently asked Questions about Diwāli

Description: This article clarifies doubts about the various rituals performed during Diwali. Introduction Diwali is celebrated on four consecutive days – the thirteenth (Dhantrayodashī), the fourteenth (Narak Chaturdashī) and the new moon day (Amāvasyā – Lakshmīpūjān) of the dark fortnight of Āshwin and the first … Continue reading

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How to celebrate Tulsi vivah?

Description: This article provides information about how Tulsi vivāh is celebrated. Tulsī vivah This ritual consists of uniting Shrivishṇu [an idol of Balkrushṇa (Baby Krushṇa)], and the Holy basil (tulsī) plant in wedlock. In ancient times the practice of child marriage was prevalent. … Continue reading

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How to celebrate Devdiwali?

Description: This article provides information about how Dēvdiwāli is celebrated. Introduction This is a synonym for the first day (Pratipadā) of the bright fortnight of Mārgashirsha. On this day, the family Deity (Kuladēvtā), Ishtadēvtā (Favourite Deity) and other Deities are … Continue reading

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