Bhai Dooj is a festival celebrated by Hindus of India and Nepal. It is also known as, Bhai Phonta in Bengal, Bhai Bij or Bhau Beej in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka, Bhai Tika in Nepal. Diwali is a five-day festivity. The celebrations begin with Dhanteras and conclude with Bhai Dooj. The festival symbolizes the beautiful bond of a brother and sister. On this day, sisters pray for a happy and prosperous life and good health of their brothers, while brothers vow to protect the sisters.
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Indian Festival of Diwali 2017
Lakshmi puja to Kali puja, different traditions are followed during diwali.
Diwali, also known as Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. The festival falls on Amavasya Tithi (new moon day), in the month of Kartik according to the traditional Hindu calendar. Diwali 2017 is celebrated on October 19. Diwali is the five days festivity period which begins on Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiya Dooj.
Indian Festival of Dhanteras 2017
Dhantrayodashi marks the beginning of five day festivities of diwali.
Dhanteras also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanwantri Jayanti is revered by Hindus across the world as a festival of health, wealth, and prosperity. It also marks the beginning of five day festivities of Diwali, which is celebrated to honour the home coming of lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. The Hindu festival falls on the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) Trayodashi (thirteenth day after full moon), in the month of Kartik according to the traditional Hindu calendar. This year Dhanteras falls on October 17, 2017.
Amazon Great Indian Festival Diwali Sale 2017
Discounts, blockbuster deals, cash back, no cost EMI and exchange offers from October 14 to 17.
The e-commerce platform Amazon India is a renowned online store selling genuine products from top brands. Amazon is back with the Great Indian Festival (October 14 – 17, 2017). The Amazon Great Indian Festival sale is back for the third time and perhaps last this year! The first two sales were great success. The sale has gone live on October 14 and will go on till October 17. It is the great Diwali Sale, and it is going to rock you with awesome deals and offers! This is the last chance to save big on festive shopping.