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Dhanteras    Thu Nov. 12, 2020


The first day (November 12, 2020) is known as Dhanteras, or Dhanatrayodashi. "Dhan" means wealth and "teras" refers to the 13th day of a lunar fortnight on the Hindu calendar. Lord Dhanvantari, the Hindu god of medicine and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is said to have brought Ayurveda and the nectar of immortality to mankind on this day. There are a number of temples in Kerala and Tamil Nadu dedicated to Dhanvantari and Ayurveda. Legend also has it that Goddess Lakshmi was born from the churning of the ocean on this day, and she is welcomed with a special ...

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Choti Deepavali    Fri Nov. 13, 2020


The second day (November 13, 2020) is known as Naraka Chaturdasi or Chhoti Diwali (small Diwali). "Naraka" means hell and "Chaturdashi" means 14th day of a lunar fortnight on the Hindu calendar. Goddess Kali and Lord Krishna are believed to have destroyed the demon Narakasura on this day. Demon effigies are burned in Goa in celebration. In 2020, Naraka Chaturdasi overlaps with Amavasya and falls on the same day, on November 14.

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Deepavali    Sat Nov. 14, 2020


The third day (November 14, 2020) is the new moon day known as Amavasya. This darkest day of the month is the most significant day of the Diwali festival in north and west India. Lakshmi is worshiped on this day, with a special puja performed in the evening. Goddess Kali is also usually worshiped on this day in West Bengal, Odisha and Assam (although Kali Puja sometimes falls a day earlier depending on the lunar cycle). The south Indian Deepavali festival is also celebrated on this day in 2020.

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Goverdhan Puja    Sun Nov. 15, 2020


The fourth day (November 15, 2020) has various meanings across India. In north India, Govardhan Puja is celebrated as the day when Lord Krishna defeated Indra, the god of thunder and rain. In Gujarat, it's celebrated as the start of a new year. In Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the victory of Lord Vishnu over demon king Bali is celebrated as Bali Pratipada or Bali Padyami.

Bhai Dhuj    Mon Nov. 16, 2020
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The fifth day (November 16, 2020) is known as Bhai Duj. It's dedicated to celebrating sisters, in a similar way that Raksha Bandhan is dedicated to brothers. Brothers and sisters get together and share food, to honor the bond between them. 

Soora Samharam    Fri Nov. 20, 2020


Lord Muruga killed Soorapadman with his ‘Vel’ and this divine act is known as Soorasamharam. On the day, devotees celebrate this victory of good over evil and restoration of Dharma. 

Karthigai Deepam    Sun Nov. 29, 2020


Karthikai Deepam (Tamil: திருகார்த்திகை தீபம் / கார்த்திகை விளக்கீடு, Malayalam: തൃക്കാർത്തിക / കാർത്തിക വിളക്ക്), also spelled Karthigai Deepam or Karthika Deepam is one of the most ancient festivals that has been celebrated since ages according to Indian history. It is symbolic of the festival of lights in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and some regions of Andhra Pradesh and is dedicated to the infiniteness of The Almighty. The most ancient mythology associated with this festival is when Lord Brahma and Lord ...

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Vaikuntha Ekadashi    Fri Dec. 25, 2020


Vaikuntha Ekadashi is an important ekadashi observance that falls on the ‘ekadashi’ (11th day) of the Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of moon) in the month of ‘Pausha’ in the Hindu calendar. This date corresponds to the months of December to January in the Gregorian calendar. The day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi is auspicious for Vaishnavism followers as it is believed that ‘Vaikuntha Dwaram’ that is the gateway to Lord Vishnu’s abode, opens up on this day. Therefore it is believed that a person who keeps a sacred fast on Vaikuntha Ekadashi will definitely reach the ‘Vaikuntha’ and never has ...

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Arudra Darshan    Wed Dec. 30, 2020


The Thiruvadhirai Vrata is also known as the Ardra Darshana Vrata is a very famous vrata that is gloriously celebrated. This vrata is observed on the thiruvadhirai nakshaththram, the full moon day in the Tamil month of Maarkazi or Maargasira, the month of December-January as per the Gregorian calendar. The Thiruvadhirai vrata is one of the eight significant vratas dedicated to Lord Shiva. Thiruvaadhirai is also considered to be the nakshaththram of Lord Nataraj and is the longest night of the year. The word thiruvathirai in Tamil language implies a ‘sacred big wave’ that was used during the creation of ...

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