Tag: Diwali

Happy Diwali 2016

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

Dhanteras 2014

The festival of Diwali is actually comprised of five days of rituals in India.  Given the varying time zones and the solar eclipse, there has been some confusion about what is happening and when.  We begin the celebration of Diwali 2014 with the festival of Dhanteras.  According to mypanchang.com, Dhanteras 2014 is on October 20 […]