DIWALI – Celebrated Globally

Diwali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Deepavali, popularly known as the "festival of lights," is a five day festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaubeej, celebrated on second lunar day of Shukla paksha (bright fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November. Diwali is an official holiday in … [Read more...]

Celebrating Ashadh Day – July 25

Ashadh Day Ashadh Day-Guru Purnima Date: July 25, 2011 Ashadh Day is observed by Hindus around the world. Guru Purnima is celebrated on the lunar month of Ashadh, July, on the day of the Full Moon. Ashadh Day History The day celebrations are marked by Hindus all over the world as a mark of respect for the Guru, a teacher or preacher. The day commemorates the sacred memory of Sage Vyasa, the ancient Guru who compiled the four vedas, authored 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata, and the … [Read more...]

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