October Events

Fairs / Festivals October 2017
Month Festival Place
October 1st to 31st, 2017 Muharram All India
October 2nd, 2017 Gandhi Jayanti All India
October 8th, 2017 Karwa Chauth North India
October 17th, 2017 Dhanteras All India
October 18th, 2017 Kali Puja West Bengal
October 19th, 2017 Diwali All India
October 20th, 2017 Vishwakarma Pooja North India
October 21st, 2017 Bhai Dooj North India

India is a land of festivals, for the people of India believe in celebrating life. And October here can be described as the Queen of all months where festivals and fairs are concerned. Some of the major festivals in India normally fall in the month of October. Here is a list of the few important ones:

Festivals

Muharram

When: 1st to 31st October
This Islamic festival commemorates the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Holy Prophet. This day is observed by Muslims across the nation.

Rituals: Muharram is a very sombre affair for the Muslims where they mourn the killing of Imam Hussein ibn Ali in the Battle of Karbala. During the period of mourning Muslims beat their chests, and some even whip themselves with the belief that the blood flowing out will rid them of any evil thoughts that they have.

 

Muharram Calendar
Date Day Year
1 - 31 October Saturday 2016
1 - 31 October Sunday 2017
1 - 31 October Tuesday 2018

Dhanteras:

When: 17th October

Celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of the month of Karthik as per the Hindu calendar, this festival is popular in Northern and Western parts of India. This auspicious day is dedicated to worshipping Goddess Laxmi and Lord Kubera who are the Gods of wealth.

Celebrations: Business premises are renovated and decorated to welcome the Goddess of Wealth.
The festivities begin in the evening with prayers and bhajans (devotional songs) Traditional sweets are offered as prasad.
It is considered auspicious to purchase gold, silver or steel articles on this day. The shops selling these items do the maximum business of the year during this festival. In villages people worship cattle.

Dhanteras Related Links

 

Dhanteras Calendar
Date Day Year
28 October Friday 2016
17 October Tuesday 2017
5 November Monday 2018

Diwali

When: 19th October

Diwali or Deepavali is the Festival of Lights, and one of the most important festivals of India This festival has several connotations including the beginning of a new year for many in North India, return of Lord Rama after 14 years of exile, the killing of Narakasura by Lord Krishna, and the yearly Kali Puja for the Bengalis.

Celebrations: Preparations for Diwali begins many days in advance with the spring cleaning of the house and preparation of a variety of homemade sweets and savouries.

For the people of South, Diwali is on Chathurdasi, which is the day before the new moon or Amavasya. People get up before sunrise, have an oil bath and wear new clothes before lighting firecrackers.

In Bengal, Assam and Orissa, Diwali is celebrated in the form of Kali Puja. The puja begins after midnight on Amavasya, and continues through the night. People fast the entire day and break it only after the puja is over. The unique feature of Kali Puja is the Tantric ceremonies that take place in some temples and also the offering of meat and liquor to Kali Mata by some devotees.

In North India, Diwali ushers in the New Year. People sporting new clothes worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi. People all over India light up their houses with electric lights and earthen diyas (lamps). Rangolis and candles adorn the houses. The sky is lit with firecrackers.

Diwali Messages

Let's hope that Diwali
brings you good luck
and fulfils all your dreams!
Happy Diwali!
Please recive our simple Gift of "WISH ""wrapped with LOVE" tied "with CARE" "n sealed with a PRAYER" to keep U & Ur Family " "SAFE "& HEALTHY" HAPPY DIWALI.
May the beauty and festivity of Diwali fill your home with happiness and joy.
May the coming year give you everything you've wished for!
Happy Diwali!
Diwali
    
May the festival of lights add sparkles of joyto your life. Wishing you a happy Diwali!
May your life bloom with joy and you have a grand celebration on this Diwali.
Wishing you a happy Diwali!
May the joy and cheer
of this divine festival
brighten your life
today and forever!
Wishing you a Happy Diwali!

 

 

Diwali Calendar
Date Day Year
30 October Sunday 2016
19 October Thursday 2017
7th November Wednesday 2018

Bhai Dooj- Bhau Beej

When: 21st October

Bhai Dooj is a festival which celebrates the eternal bond of love and affection between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated on Dooj, which is the second day of the new moon, in north, west and eastern parts of India.

As per mythology, on this day Lord Yama visits his sister Yami who greets him with a tilak (vermillion) on the forehead for his well being.
Another legend says that Lord Krishna, after killing Narakasura, visits his sister Subhadra on this day , who greets him with a tilak.

Bhai Dooj

 

Bhai Dooj Related Links

 

Bhai Dooj Calendar
Date Day Year
1 November Tuesday 2016
21 October Saturday 2017
8 November Friday 2018