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Marigold: The Small Flower Connecting The World

Marigolds are hardy flowers found in many parts of the world: Central and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. The primary colors are yellow and orange, though hybrids exist. Cultures have used marigolds in forms of tea or garlands to cure stomach aches, parasites, infections, diarrhea, and vomiting. Because of […]

Diwali-Dyuta Krida

The act of gambling is known in Hinduism since Vedic period. However, it was known as game of Dyuta and called Dyuta-Krida. The board on which it is played is known as Chaupar and dice are known as Pasha. In modern India, the game of dice is known as Jua […]

Diwali-Govardhan Puja, Annakut Puja

Most of the time Govardhan Puja day falls next day after Diwali Puja and it is celebrated as the day when Lord Krishna defeated God Indra. Sometimes there might be one day gap between Diwali and Govardhan Puja. In religious texts, Govardhan Puja celebrations are suggested during Pratipada Tithi of […]

Diwali-Abhyang Snan on Narak Chaturdashi

Five days Diwali festivity starts on Dhantrayodashi and lasts on Bhaiya Dooj day. Abhyang Snan has been suggested on three days i.e. on Chaturdashi, Amavasya and Pratipada days during Diwali. Abhyang Snan on Chaturdashi day, which is popularly known as Narak Chaturdashi, is the most significant one. It is believed […]

Diwali-Kali Chaudas Puja

Kali Chaudas is also known as Bhut Chaturdashi. Kali Chaudas is mainly observed in Western states especially in Gujarat. Kali Chaudas is observed during Chaturdashi Tithi during Diwali festivity. However Kali Chaudas day should not be mixed with Roop Chaudas and Narak Chaturdashi as it might fall one day before […]

Diwali-Govatsa Dwadashi, Vasu Baras

Govatsa Dwadashi is celebrated one day before Dhanteras. On Govatsa Dwadashi day cows and calves are worshipped. The wheat products are given to cows and calves after worship. People who observe Govatsa Dwadashi abstain from eating any wheat and milk products during the day. Govatsa Dwadashi is also observed as […]