Tag: Diwali 2018

Indian New Year 2018 Celebrate with Govardhan Puja

Following the festival of Diwali 2018 comes Indian New Year 2018 in Vedic astrology or Jyotish.  This is Vikram Samvat 2075.  According to mypanchang.com, Indian new year 2018 falls on  November 8 worldwide, with the exception of Hawaii, where it is the previous day.  This is the Gujarati and Marwadi New Year, as different regions of […]

Dhanvantari is honored on Dhanteras

Dhanteras 2018 Celebrate Dhanvantari's birthday

The festival of Diwali is actually comprised of five days of rituals in India.  We begin the celebration of Diwali 2018 with Govatsa Dwadashi and then the festival of Dhanteras.  According to mypanchang.com, Dhanteras 2018 is on November 4 for North America, the West Indies, and South America.  For India, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, […]

Celebrate Diwali 2018 The festival of lights

Diwali is a five day festival in India. It begins with Govatsa Dwadashi, then Dhanteras, followed by Kali Chaudas or Naraka Chaturdashi, and then the night of Diwali itself. Diwali or Deepavali / Deepawali is the Indian festival of lights. “Deepa” means light and “avali” means a continuous line. Diwali occurs just before the Indian […]