What is Pongal & Makar Sankranti Festival in Tamil Nadu?

Pongal is the festival which is celebrated from ancient times in Tamil Nadu. The Pongal festival was started as the ‘Dravidian Harvest Festival’. During that time young girls worshipped sun god for rain. Girls used to make the idol of Goddess Katyayani from wet sand and used to worship it. There is one ancient story

Brief History about Thanksgiving Day

The fourth Thursday in November is a day that calls for grand feast, family gatherings, and of course football! You guessed it right! We are talking about Thanksgiving – the day when families get together, seek blessings, and yes, eat turkey! But I wonder is this the only significance to the day? Well, of course

Diwali – A Source of Joy for Everyone

The festival of Diwali is everyone’s favorite festival. We all wait throughout the year for Diwali, wherein we can celebrated it with our families and friends and our loved ones. One of the best things about Diwali is the tradition of giving gifts. As we all know, Diwali is known as the festival of lights

Karva Chauth Vrat Puja Vidhi

Karva Chauth is considered to be one of the most important festivals for married Hindu Women, especially in North India. On this day, women observe fast and vrat throughout the day and pray for the welfare and long life of their husbands. Karva chauth falls on the fourth day of Karthik month i.e. nine days

Karva Chauth Importance and Significance

Hindu festival that falls in the month of Kartik is Karva Chauth. Chauth is a word for fourth and Karva is another name for earthen pot. So Karva chauth is the festival on the fourth day of the dark-nights or waning moon period. This festival marks the loving and caring nature of wives towards their

Dussehra Festival – Importance and Significance

The word ‘DUSSEHRA’ derived from Sanskrit text ‘Dash’ meaning ten and ‘Hara’ meaning defeat. There are two ancient stories behind the celebration of Dussehra. This day marks the occasion when Lord Rama vanquished demon king Ravana and rescued Sita. Also this day is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Goddess Durga over demon Mahishasura. Certain

Navaratri – The Famous Hindu Festival

The fast concludes on the ninth day or the Mahanavami. Kanya Pujan is also observed on the ninth day of the Navaratri festival. Beautiful Pandals are made throughout the country and magnificent idols of Goddess Durga are worshipped in these Pandals. In Gujarat, the famous Garba dance festival takes place during the Navaratri festival. With

Diwali Sweets Online

Hey there! Diwali is knocking hard on the calendar. But, are you ready to plunge in the festive mood? This year, Diwali will be celebrated on the 11th of November. As we all know, Diwali is the festival of light. This festival celebrates the victory of good over evil and truth over sin. Diwali is

Diwali: a Major Hindu Festival in India

Diwali is my favorite festival. There are festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Dassera, Holi and others. But I love Diwali not only for its diyas and sweets but also for the atmosphere it creates even before its onset. Days before the festival people clean their houses and literally make the houses brighter than ever. Everyone is

Gift Ideas To Make Diwali Wishes Special

Whenever my brother sends a gift, he makes it a point to write something in his own handwriting. The personalized voice greeting cards or anything that he sends has its messages and quotes that makes the gift much more special. That is what I feel is making any gift, special. It should have our personal