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Diwali New Year

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Diwali or Deepawali, is not only festival of lights, but also marks the beginning of the Hindu new year. It is one of the most important Indian national celebrations as it is believed that the Hindu goddess of good luck visits homes that are brightly lit. Children make “deeps” which are small clay lamps to light and bring the good luck goddess to their home so they can receive new clothes and toys. The first day of Diwali is also a New Year of Business. All companies pay off debts and their cars are decorated with flowers and palm leaves to bless the vehicles to run well in the new year.

The customs of wearing new garments and exchanging gifts and greetings have come to be associated with Diwali, probably because of this New Year celebrations. Accordingly most of the traditions of a New Year celebration are all present. The occasion sees the spring-cleaning and white-washing of houses; decorative designs or rangolis are painted on floors and walls to greet the new year.

Fresh flowers, exchanges of gifts, new clothes, meeting with friends and family, and feasting are part of the colorful festival. Each region of India celebrates Diwali in its own way, but the lighting of many small earthenware oil lamps is common throughout the country, setting homes and gardens aglow with twinkling lights. The lamps are symbolic of the victory of the light of goodness and knowledge over the darkness of evil and ignorance. The lighting of the lamps is also a way for people to show thanks for the good things in their lives.

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Padwa & Govardhan Puja

Padwa
The day following the Amavasya is “Kartik Shuddh Padwa” and it is only on this day that the King Bali would come out of Pathal Loka and rule Bhulok as per the boon given by Lord Vishnu. Hence, it is also known as“Bali Padyami”. This day also marks the coronation of King Vikramaditya and Vikaram-Samvat was started from this Padwa day.

Gudi Padwa is symbolic of love and devotion between the wife and husband. On this day newly-married daughters with their husbands are invited for special meals and given presents. In olden days brothers went to fetch their sisters from their in-laws home for this important day.

Govardhan-Puja
Govardhan-Puja is also performed in the North on this day. Govardhan is a small hillock in Braj, near Mathura and on this day of Diwali people of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar build cowdung, hillocks, decorate them with flowers and then worship them. This festival is in commemoration of the lifting of Mount Govardhan by Krishna. As per Vishnu-Puran the people of Gokul used to celebrate a festival in honor of Lord Indra and worshiped him after the end of every monsoon season but one particular year the young Krishna stopped them from offering prayers to Lord Indra who in terrific anger sent a deluge to submerge Gokul.

People were afraid that the downpour was a result of their neglect of Indra. But Krishna assured them that no harm would befall them. He lifted Mount Govardhan with his little finger and sheltered men and beasts from the rain. This gave him the epithet Govardhandhari. After this, Indra accepted the supremacy of Krishna.

This day is also observed as Annakoot meaning mountain of food. Pious people keep awake the whole night and cook fifty-six or 108 different types of food for the bhog (the offering of food) to Krishna. In temples specially in Mathura and Nathadwara, the deities are given milkbath, dressed in shining attires with ornaments of dazzling diamonds, pearls, rubies and other precious stones. After the prayers and traditional worship innumerable varieties of delicious sweets are ceremoniously raised in the form of a mountain before the deities as “Bhog” and then the devotees approach the Mountain of Food and take Prasad from it.

 Each day has the following rituals and significance

Diwali Festival 2015 Shubh Muhurat Puja Timings

Diwali will be on 11 November, Thursday. This day is in chitra Nakshatra. vishkumbh Yoga and moon will move in vergo Sign, on this day. Amavasya date, Pradosh kal, auspicious Lagna and Chaughadia Muhurat have special significance in Diwali.

Pradosh Kaal Muhurat

Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 17:58 to 19:56

Duration = 1 Hour 58 Mins

Pradosh Kaal = 17:40 to 20:16

Vrishabha Kaal = 17:58 to 19:56

Amavasya Tithi Begins = 21:23 on 10/Nov/2015

Amavasya Tithi Ends = 23:16 on 11/Nov/2015

Mahanishita Kaal Muhurat

Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = None

Duration = 0 Hours 0 Mins

Mahanishita Kaal = 23:45 to 24:37+

Simha Kaal = 24:25+ to 26:37+

Amavasya Tithi Begins = 21:23 on 10/Nov/2015

Amavasya Tithi Ends = 23:16 on 11/Nov/2015

Choghadiya Puja Muhurat

Auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Diwali Lakshmi Puja

Morning Muhurta (Labh, Amrit) = 06:41 – 09:26

Morning Muhurta (Shubh) = 10:48 – 12:11

Afternoon Muhurta (Char, Labh) = 14:55 – 17:40

Evening Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit, Char) = 19:18 – 23:16

Govardhan Puja Timing Shubh Muhurat Vidhi Annakut Bali Pratipada Dyuta Krida New Samvat :- Govardhan Day is very special festival in Hindu Religion. All the Hindus people celebrate this day with full of Joy. We also say this Annakut. On the day in all the temples we cook Langar of Mix Veg and share with people. Goverdhan Day always come after one day of Diwali. Goverdhan Day also known as Annakut.

There are many special recipes cook on this day wheat, rice, curry made of gram flour and leafy vegetables is cooked and offered to Lord Krishna. In the Maharashtra this day celebrates as Bali Pratipada or Bali Padva. In the Gujratis this day Celebrates as New Year.

 
Govardhan Puja Timing Shubh Muhurat Vidhi Annakut Bali Pratipada Dyuta Krida New Samvat
Govardhan Puja Timing Shubh Muhurat Vidhi Annakut Bali Pratipada Dyuta Krida New Samvat

Making Diwali Rangoli

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During Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi is believed to visit homes that are well lit, so families decorate their homes. People wear their best clothes or buy new ones, children are given presents and new year greetings are exchanged through visits or Diwali cards. Thus, a Rangoli design is created on doorsteps to welcome everybody. Rangoli exudes a pattern in color that are specific for each region.

During Diwali, in the art of floor painting, the central rangoli design is the symbolic one denoting the deity or the theme. Motifs generally created are lotus, fish, birds, snakes etc. which reflects the unity of man and beast. Most of the rangoli designs are circular exuding a sense of endlessness of time. Celestial symbols such as the sun, moon and other zodiac signs are also common themes for rangoli. Layered with symbolism is the lotus denoting Goddess Lakshmi, the unfolding of life, the heart or the wheel.

During Diwali, two interfaced triangles are created that indicates the deity of learning, Sarswati. Encircling this is a 24-petal lotus flower border, the outer circle being decorated with Lakshmi’s footprints repeated in four corners. Sometimes the lotus petals are made in a triangular shape for variety. In north Bihar, Lakshmi’s feet are drawn at the door, the toes pointing inwards to indicate her entrance.

Again in Andhra Pradesh there is an eight-petal lotus (ashtadal kamal) and many geometric patterns forming the lotus. In Tamil Nadu the hridaya kamalam is an eight-pointed star meaning lotus of the heart. In Maharasthra too the lotus is a basic motif and designs likeshankh kamal – shell lotus and thabak which means salver is in the shape of an eight-petal lotus with straight lines elaborated with curving lines to give it the appearance of a salver. In Gujarat alone there are said to be 1001 variations of the lotus which are drawn during Diwali, the festival when Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped. Other motifs are swastikas and conch shells.

All over the southern part of India the diwali festival is marked by gaiety and prosperity. The rangolis drawn are peripheral. Most Rangolis are basically geometric patterns formed with dots and lines to make squares, circles, swastikas, lotus, trident, fish, conch shell footprints, creepers, trees bear testimony both to individual genius and community participation and many work for days together on single design.

The raw materials mainly used to make rangoli are edibles like rice flour, pulse and leaves. All over India, floor paintings are essentially white in color. White is a symbol of peace, purity and tranquility. The material used is rice flour or rice paste, because rice to all Indians is a sign of prosperity. Yet another symbol of prosperity is the color yellow. Turmeric yellow or ocher is also often used to fill in the white outlines. More often however, vermilion is used. Vermilion, is considered auspicious. Also used are pea green and rust brown.

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Annakuta/Annakoota/Annakoot Recipe for Govardhan Pooja 2015 Potatoes – 2 Brinjal – 2-3small size Cauliflower – a small flower Beans – 100 g ( 3/4 cup chopped ) Sagri – 100 g ( 3/4 cup ) Carrots – 1 Radishes – 1 Tinde – 2 Arabic – 1 Okra – 6-7 Parwal – 2-3 Capsicum – 1 Gourd – 3 inch piece Unripe bananas – 1 Pumpkin – small crack Tomatoes – 4 -5 Take a little bit and also –

Govardhan puja 2015 Vidhi (Process) Katha in hindi

गोवर्धन पूजा आम तौर पर सुबह में किया जाता है । बगीचे मिट्टी का उपयोग करते हुए गोवर्धन पर्वत की एक मॉडल ( पहाड़) बनाओ। आप भगवान कृष्ण सजा रहे हैं ऐसा लगता है जैसे सजाने। फार्म और भगवान कृष्ण की छवि के लिए तिलक आदि मुकुट , बांसुरी , फूल, का प्रयोग करें। गन्ना, दही , कच्चा दूध और मिठाई की 2 चिपक की पेशकश की। दीपक प्रकाश और , चावल रोली प्रदान करते हैं। पहाड़ यानी Govardhanji के मॉडल के आसपास परिक्रमा प्रदर्शन करते हैं।

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Govardhan Puja Timing Shubh Muhurat Vidhi Annakut Bali Pratipada Dyuta Krida New Samvat

On this 12th November, 2015 We are celebrating Goverdhan Puja or Annakut. This is a day of Goddess Krishna. On this day New Samvat also starts. Now we are providing here Govardhan Puja Shubh Muhurat.

Govardhan Puja Pratahkal Muhurat = 06:37 to 08:47

Duration = 2 Hours 10 Mins

Govardhan Puja Sayankal Muhurat = 15:18 to 17:28

Duration = 2 Hours 10 Mins

Pratipada Tithi Begins = 21:46 on 11/Nov/2015

Pratipada Tithi Ends = 23:15 on 12/Nov/2015

Goverdhan Day Wishes 2015

Prem se krishna ka naam japo
Dil ki har iccha poori hogi
Krishna aaradhana mein talleen ho jaao
Unki mahima, jeewan khushhaal kar degi.
Happy Govardhan Puja.



Govardhan Puja SMS
Logo ki raksha karne
Ek ungali par pahaad uthaya
Ussi kanhaiyya ki yaad dilaane
Govardhan Pooja ka paavan din aaya
Happy Govardhan Puja.



Murli Manohar, Brij ke Dhrohar
Murli Manohar, Brij ke Dhrohar.
Wo Nandlala Gopala, Bansi Ki Dhun Par Sabke Dukh Harne Wala.
Sab Milkar Machaye Dhoom Ki Krishna Ane Wala Hai.
Happy Govardhan Pooja!!

Govardhan Day SMS 2015

Goverdhan Puja sms
Goverdhan Puja sms

Prem se krishna ka naam japo
Dil ki har iccha poori hogi
Krishna aaradhana mein talleen ho jaao
Unki mahima, jeewan khushhaal kar degi.
Happy Govardhan Puja.



Har khushi aapke dwaar aaye
Jo aap mange, usse adhik paaye
Govardhan Puja mein Krishna gun aaye
Aur ye tyohaar, khushi se manaye.
Happy Govardhan Pooja.



Krishna ki sharan mein aakar
Bhakt naya jeewan paate hai
Isi liye Govardhan Puja ka din
Hum sacche man se manaate hai.
Happy Govardhan Pooja.

Govardhan Puja Vidhi, Muhurat 2015

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Gowardhann Puja is also known as Annakut Puja. On this day food made of cereals like wheat, rice, curry made of gram flour and leafy vegetables is cooked and offered to Lord Krishna. If you like the content of the post, then kindly share the post.

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Diwali Recipes

Here is a delectable collection of traditional Diwali Recipes to help you make this Diwali celebrations more zestful!! The collection includes Recipes for Diwali deserts and snacks. Choose and cook your favorite Diwali Recipe with love and delight your dear ones in a very special way!!

Malpua
Ingredients:
1/2 kg maida.
750 gm sugar.
1/2 ltr.milk.
1 cup grated coconut.
6 bananas.
25gm dry fruits.
5-6 ilaichi.
1 ltr. Refined oil.

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Process
1 Boil the milk and stir it till it becomes thick. Then cool it.
2 In the milk add maida, sugar, dryfruits , coconut and ilaichi powder .Stir it till it becomes a paste.
3 Make banana paste and add it into the maida paste.
4 Hot oil in a pan. Make round shaped balls of the paste.
5 F ry these till they turn red.

Wheat Laddu
Ingredients:
1 cup Wheat Flour
1/4 cup Gram Flour
11/2 cup Sugar Powder
1/4 cup Grated Coconut
1/4 cup Dry Fruit almonds, raisins, kaju etc
1 cup Ghee

Preparation:
1. Heat the ghee.
2. Put both the flours in the heated ghee.
3. When nearly roasted put coconut and sliced dry fruit in the mixture.
4. Now put the ground sugar in the mixture and stir thoroughly.
5. Take off from the heat quickly and make laddus. You may also put the mixture in an oil based thali & make small pieces.

Diwali Recipe Contributed by: Shiela Talwar

Soan Papdi
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup Gram Glour
1 1/4 cup Maida
250 gms Ghee
2 1/2 cups Sugar
1 1/2 cup Water
2 tbsp Milk
1/2 tsp Cardamom seeds crushed coarsely
4″ squares cut from a thin polythene sheet

Preparation:
1. Sift both flours together.
2. Heat ghee in a heavy saucepan. Add flour mixture and roast on low till light golden. Keep aside to cool a little, stirring occasionally.
3. Prepare syrup simultaneously. Make syrup out of sugar, water and milk. Bring syrup to 2 1/2 thread consistency.
4. Pour at once into the flour mixture. Beat well with a large fork till the mixture forms threadlike flakes.
5. Pour onto a greased surface or thali and roll to 1″ thickness lightly. Sprinkle the elaichi and gently press down with palm.
6. Cool, cut into 1″ squares, wrap individually into square pieces of thin plastic sheet. Store in an airtight container.

Diwali Recipe Contributed by: Nandini Sharma

Mushrooms in Onion GravyMushrooms in Onion Gravy
Ingredients :
200 gm Mushrooms
3 Onions
2 Tomatoes, finely chopped or pureed
3 Green chillies, finely chopped
Coriander leaves
Salt as per taste
Red chili powder as per taste
A pinch of garam masala powder
A pinch of cardamom powder
Oil

Preparation :
1. Slice mushrooms, boil them and keep aside.
2. Make a paste of the onions.
3. Heat oil in a wok and add the onion paste; cook till the paste turns golden brown.
4. Add the tomatoes, green chilies, salt and red chilli powder.
5. Cook the tomatoes till the gravy leaves the sides of the wok.
6. Add water if required.
7. Add the mushrooms and cook for a while.
8. Season with garam masala powder, cardamom powder and coriander leaves.

Diwali Recipe Contributed by: Priya Mahant

Besan ki Barfi Besan ki Barfi
Ingredients :
Besan 1 kg
Sugar 1 kg
Water 1/2 liter
Ghee 1 kg
For garnishing: Pistas, Almonds

Preparation :
1. Fry besan in ghee on low flame for about 30 mins till it becomes pink and ghee separates.
2. Mix sugar and water into a syrup.
3. Add this syrup to the besan and mix well.
4. Pour this mixture into a greased tray.
5. When it cools cut into cubes and garnish with pistas and almonds.

Diwali Recipe Contributed by: Nandini Sharma

KaranjiKaranji
Ingredients :
For Filling:
1 cup grated Dry Coconut
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 pinch Nutmeg Powder
1 pinch dry Ginger Powder
4 Elaichi
2 tsp Maida
2 tsp Poppy Seeds
2 tbsp Mixed Dry fruit pieces

For Dough:
1 cup maida
1 tsp Ghee
Salt to taste
Warm milk to prepare dough

Preparation :
1. Roast Dry coconut.
2. Roast maida in ghee.
3. Roast poppy seeds.
4. Mix all the above ingredients & grind them.

For Dough:
Mix all the dough ingredients & prepare dough (a little hard).

For Karanji:
1. Make small oval shaped puris from dough.
2. Fill the prepared stuffing inside.
3. Apply some water or milk so that it will seal properly (don’t apply too much of water as it will not seal properly).
4. Deep fry it till it becomes brownish colour.
5. Serve it hot or cold.
6. Karanjis can be stored for weeks.

Diwali Recipe Contributed by: Megha

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Tu Jagmagaaye Teraa Deep Jagamagaaye
Tu jagmagaaye teraa deep jagamagaaye
Saare jahaan ki khushiya tere bhee ghar ko aaye
Ganga aur Yamuna sa nirmal ho tera man
Ambar our dhara sa swachh ho tera tan
Is nagar me teri jyoti chamchamaaaye
Tu jagmagaaye teraa deep jagamagaaye

Achchhe karmo se jag me naam hogaa tera
Teri aahat se buraiya lengi nahi basera
Tere marane ke baad bhee log tera naam gaaye
Tu jagmagaaye teraa deep jagamagaaye

Mit jaaye andhera jo teri dagar me aaye
Aaye kabhi na gam jo deti chintaaye
Naam amar ho tera ek taaraa timtimaaye
Tu jagmagaaye teraa deep jagamagaaye

Door karna chhuachoot mandir masjid ka jhagara
Koi mare na bhookha koi rahe na kangala
Aane waalaa kal tera naam gungunaaye
Tu jagmagaaye teraa deep jagamagaaye
Shambhu Nath

Deep Jalao, Khushi Manao
Deep Jalao, Khushi Manao
Aayi Diwali Aayi!

Raat Amaavas ki to kya,
Ghar-ghar hua ujaala
Saje kangure deepshikha se,
Jyon pehne ho mala
Man mutav mat rakhna bhai,
Aayi Diwali Aayi!

Jhilmiljhilmil bijli ki
Rang birangi ladiyan
Nanhe munne hathon main veh
Dil fareb phuljhariyan
Diwali hai parv milan ka,
Bharat milihin nij bhai
Chaurahe, mandir, galiyon main
Lage hue hain mele
Nazar pade jis or dikhe,
Bhare khushi se chehre
Chaudah baras baad laute hain,
Siyalakhan Raghurai
Diwali ke din hain jaise,
Ghar main ho koi shaadi
Andar bahar hoye safedi,
Khush amma, khush daadi
Govardhan ko dhare chhanguriya
Inhi dinan gosayin
Nirmal Bharti

Season of Lights
Dunes of vapors from crackers rise,
Engulf, as odorous airs resound
Effusing joys to all abound
Pearls of gleams in these autumn nights
Adorn our lives else trite
With sparklers that motley skies
As soaring spirits of powder wander
Let us thank the heavenly might,
In this festive season of lights.

A Poem for Diwali
As echelons of zillion lights adorn,
and echoes of triumph and thunder swarm,
watching even a tiny gleam perform,
devoring ill,
sparkling joy despite forlorn,
exhorts a hearty & happy year merely born

Sonnet: Diwali
Today’s the `Festival of Lights’ all o’er;
A joyful day for minds and hearts and souls;
And people throng the Temples to offer,
Prayers, resolving to take better roles.

And most of them are richly clad and clean,
And eat such dainty foods and sweets with mirth;
Whilst noisy crackers burst, their lights are seen,
It seems to be a happy day on Earth!

But are there not hearts woe-filled, very sad?
Denied of laughter, smiles for days;
Today’s the triumph of Good over bad;
But what about the wastage in much ways?
True joy is when you see someone else smile!
True charity gives joy in Heav’nly style.
Dr John Celes

Diwali
The sweet smell of flowers
The array of colors
Diwali is here
Firecrackers are heard
Candles are lit
Children play
Presents are given
We pray to the gods
Diwali is here.
Suprina Balasubrumanian, age 11

Happiness of ‘Diwali’
Joy, Joy, Joy,
We can play with our cousins
We can eat so many sweets
We can fire crackers
We can worship Goddess Lakshmi because
It is Diwali
Happy Diwali
K. Anusha (VIII B)
Bhawan’s International Residential Public School

Deepavali Delights
Deepavali is here, Deepavali is here
That grand festival of Lights
That ends evil after a protracted fight
When good with all its might
Leads us from darkness to Light.

Deepavali is here, Deepavali is here
That great festival of sound
When crackers and laughter abound
When crackers and sparklers light up the sky
When delighted children jump with joy.

Deepavali is here, Deepavali is here
That gorgeous festival of snacks and sweets
Where everyone enjoys a royal feast
When old and young with delight meet
With love and affection all hearts beat.

Diwali is here, Diwali is here
That gracious festival which celebrates victory
The ancient festival of myth and mystery
That is mentioned in both mythology and history
The festival that signals Triumph over Tragedy.
by: Shyam Phatak

Ayi Re Ayi Diwali
Ayi Re Ayi Diwali
Patakhe tohfe layi Diwali
Dil ko khush karne ayi Diwali
Ayi re ayi diwali
Ayi re ayi diwali
Maze karte huye bacche dekho
Mummy ka na Papa ka dar hai
School ka na Teacher ka dar hai
Bulb fool lagate Papa
Mandir sajati dekho Mummy
Bacche hain khelte koodte
Pathako main ekdum must hai
Khaana dekho banati chachi
Chocolate khate dekho chacha
Bhagwanji ki puja main sab
Shish jhukn ke baithe dekho
Arti lekar or parshaad khaakar
Jhoom utha saara parivaar
Ayi re ayi diwali
Ayi re ayi diwali
Khushiya dekho lai diwal
Ayi Re Ayi Diwali
by: Tina Jindal, Ramprastha

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