Kali Puja, also known as Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja, is a Hindu festival dedicated to the goddess Kali, and celebrated especially in West Bengal, Odisha, and Assam. The festival falls on Amavasya Tithi (new moon day), in the month of Kartik according to the traditional Hindu calendar. Kali Puja 2017 is celebrated on October 19. Goddess Kali symbolizes shakti (strength), seen as divine protector, and bestows moksha (liberation). Goddess Kali is worshiped in the late night. It is believed that she will destroy all evils in human beings and outside world.
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Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, wisdom and good luck.
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a ten day Hindu festival celebrated to honour God Ganesha’s birthday. Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him easy to identify. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Ganesha is known by 108 different names, and is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. Lord Ganesha is worshipped by the believers at the beginning of any new ventures based on the belief that Ganesha can take away any obstacle that may come around. Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 begins on Friday, August 25 and ends on Tuesday, September 5.
The great night of the worship of God Shiva.
Maha Shivaratri or ‘Great Night of Shiva’ is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the God Shiva. It marks the convergence of divine powers of God Shiva and Goddess Shakti. On the auspicious day, devotees observe fast and keep vigil all night. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha Trayodashi or Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Phalguna which falls in February or March as per the Gregorian calendar.