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September 2018

Ganesh Chaturthi

13 September
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Vishwakarma Puja

17 September
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October 2018

Mahalaya Amavasya

8 October

Mahalaya Amavasya is the day of remembrance for expressing gratitude to our forefathers. Mahalaya Amavasya is traditionally an important time for spiritual practices and reading the scriptures is very beneficial on this day.  On this day, we can pray for the well being of our departed family members and remember them with love.

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Navaratri begins

10 October

Navaratri begins today! Navaratri is the festival of nine nights and it is celebrated in a variety of ways throughout India. Some devotees fast and others feast. Some revere the Mother Goddess or different aspects of her, while others revere avatars of Vishnu, particularly Lord Rama. The Navaratri is celebrated as the Durga Puja festival in West Bengal. It is the most important annual festival to Bengali Hindus, and a major social and public event in eastern and northeastern states…

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Navaratri ends / Maha Navami

17 October

Maha Navami usually falls on the ninth day of Navratri. Peace and knowledge is celebrated and goddess Saraswati, the patron of knowledge, learning, music and arts is honoured. Warriors thank, decorate and worship their weapons, offering prayers to Saraswati. Musicians honour their musical instruments, play them and offer prayers. Farmers, carpenters, smiths, pottery makers, shopkeepers and all sorts of tradespeople similarly decorate and honour their equipment, machinery and tools of trade. Students visit their teachers, express respect and seek their…

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Dusshera

19 October

Dusshera is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. It celebrates Sri Rama's victory over Ravana. Towering effigies of Ravana are burnt with fireworks symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. Dusshera begins the preparation for Deepavali, the festival of lights, one of India's most important and widely celebrated festivals.

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Sharad Purnima

23 October

Sharad Purnima is considered to be the most beautiful night of the year. It is celebrated on the full moon night of the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin when the full moon is especially bright. The most famous Sharad Purnima night of all occurred around 5000 years ago. On this particular evening, as the moon rose on the eastern horizon, the whole sky was tinged with a reddish hue. The forests were filled with fragrant flowers and a cool breeze…

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Karwa Chauth

27 October

Karwa Chauth is a festival celebrated by women on the fourth day of the waning moon in the month of kartika. On this day, women fast and pray for the long lives of their husbands. The fast begins at dawn and fasting women traditionally do no housework for the duration of the festival. In many regions, women dress themselves beautifully in auspicious colours like red, gold or orange. The day is spent in the company of friends and relatives. In…

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November 2018

Dhan Teras

5 November
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Diwali

7 November
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Bhai Dooj

9 November
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Chhath Puja

13 November
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Kartik Poornima

23 November
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December 2018

Dhanu Sankranti

16 December
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Geeta Jayanti

18 December
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