Deepavali Season, Day 4 – A Day of Prayer and Pledge

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Govardhana Pooja The Govardhana episode is a very popular legend related to the deeds of Krishna. Krishna, who was born in Mathura around 5,100 years back was a very precocious child, a child prodigy. Krishna is the central character of the Mahabharatha events. It is Krishna who gave us the sermon of the Bhagavad Gita, which… Read more »

Deepavali Season, Day 3 –Lighting up Life, Enlightenment

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Karthik Amavasya, Deepavali The day of Karthik Amavasya, New Moon, is celebrated as the main day of Deepavali and is ascribed to many reasons. Lakshmi Pooja In most parts of India, especially the north and west, the Deepavali festival is celebrated as Lakshmi Pooja. Lakshmi is the divinity for wealth. During this Lakshmi pooja traders start new accounting books for the next accounting year Why do… Read more »

Deepavali Season, Day 2 – Naraka Chaturdasi

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Naraka Chathurdasi     The 14th phase of the dark moon, is celebrated as Naraka Chaturdasi in commemoration of the slaying of Narakasura who was causing menace to the people, by Krishna and His wife Satyabhama.   In South India, Deepavali is celebrated as Naraka Chathurdasi. Naraka was an Asura who lived about 5100 years ago…. Read more »