November Events

Fairs / Festivals November 2018
Month Festival Place
November 05th, 2018 Dhanteras All India
November 6, 2018 Kali Puja West Bengal
November 07, 2018 Diwali All India
November 08, 2018 Vishwakarma Pooja North India
November 09, 2018 Bhai Dooj North India
November 14, 2018 Children's Day All India
November 23, 2018 Gurupurab Punjab


Come November, and India is literally lit up with lights of different festivals. Let's take a peek into a few of them:

Dhanteras:

When: 5th November

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: 7th November

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: 9th November

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

 

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

Guru Nanak Jayanthi - Gurupurab

When: 23rd November

Guru Nanak Jayanthi is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of one of the youngest religions in the world, which gives the simple message of "Ik Onkar" meaning "We are all one, with the One Creator of all Creation. This festival is celebrated in Punjab with great fervour by the Sikhs, and also by Sikhs all over India, and the world.

Celebrations:
The Gurupurab celebrations start 2 days prior, with the Akhand Path of the Guru Granth Sahib, meaning reading the holy scripture of the Sikhs without a break in between.

On the morning of Guru Nanak Jayanthi, a procession led by the Panj Pyares (5 armed guards) is taken out. Known as the 'Prabhat pheri', all the Sikhs participate in it with religious music playing on speakers in the moving convoy.

All the Sikhs sporting new clothes converge to the Gurudwaras nearby and participate in the prayers and kirtans held there.

The highlight of every Sikh festival is the Langar, meaning the open kitchen, where the rich and the poor alike go to partake in a meal. Many also offer seva in the langar, meaning to help in the kitchen, in preparing the food, in serving and in cleaning.

Guru Nanak Jayanthi

 

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Guru Nanak Jayanthi Calendar
Date Day Year
14 November Monday 2016
4 November Saturday 2017
23 November Friday 2018