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Diwali 2023 Date, Festival Facts, Story, Significance, Celebrations, and Foods

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is among the most significant festivals celebrated in India and by Hindus worldwide. A festival of lights symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.

Diwali is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness, where families come together to celebrate and create beautiful memories. This article will explore the correct date, facts, story, significance, celebrations, and foods associated with Diwali.

Diwali Date

In 2023, Diwali Lakshmi Puja Muhurat is on Sunday, 12 November starts from 05:39 PM and ends at 07:35 PM.

Diwali is a 5 day festival starts with Dhanteras on 10th November, Choti Diwali on 11th November, followed by Diwali on 12th November. Givardhan Puja is celebrated on 14th November, Bhai Dhooj on 15th November.

In North India, Diwali is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the Hindu month of Kartik and in southern states, on the last day of the Hindu month, Ashwin or Ashw…

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Bengaluru’s Most Popular Saibaba Temples

Saibaba popularly known as Shirdi Sai Baba is a saint and a master of spirituality. His preaching was mainly focused on “self-Realization”, and he condemned “love for fragile things”.

His favorite sayings to devotees were “Look at me, I shall look at you” and “Allah Tera Bhala Karega”.

He preached “Shradha” and “Saburi” meaning Faith and Trust to his disciples.

Thursday is said to be an auspicious day to offer salutations to Saibaba, as it is regarded as Saibaba’s day.

It is also believed that offering certain food items to Saibaba on Thursday will ward off a person’s sins.

In a thickly populated metro city like Bengaluru, Saibaba temples often see thousands of visitors every day, these temples are famous for their sacredness and tranquillity.

Festivals like,

Guru Purnima (a full moon day in the month of July) Ramanavami (Saibaba’s murti procession takes place) and  Vijayadashami (the day Shirdi …
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List of Tamil Months and Related Zodiac Stars in Tamil

Tamil Calendar is a sidereal solar calendar, which means the calendar is based on the motion of the Earth around the Sun with respect to the fixed star. It is based on the classical Indian Hindu Calendar.

Tamil calendar is followed in the Indian states of Tamilnadu and Puducherry. And by Tamilians in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, etc.

Same as in other western or Hindu calendars, there are 12 months in the Tamil calendar as well.

The number of days in a Tamil calendar month varies from 29 days to 33 days.

List of 60 Tamil Year Names.

April 14th marks the start of the Tamil new year and is celebrated as Puthandu, also called Puthuvarudam.

Below is the list of Tamil months, related zodiac stars, and equivalent Gregorian months.

Tamil MonthGregorian Calendar EquivalentRelated Zodiac Star in Tamilசித்திரை (Chiththirai)mid-April to mid-Mayமேழம் (Merham/Mezham)வைகாசி (Vaigaasi)mid-May to mid-Juneவிடை …
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60 Tamil Year Names in Tamil (தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு பெயர்கள்)

In Hindu calendar, years are cyclical and there are 60 years. Similar like weekdays or months, years list also be revised once in sixty years.

Puthandu is celebrated as a Tamil New Year. In 2022 Tamil Year name is Subakrith (சுபக்ரித்) and in Tamil it is called Narseikai (நற்செய்கை). In the next cycle Subakrith comes in the year 2082.

Valluvar Year

Thiruvalluvar or Valluvar Year is an officially recognized Tamil calendar system calculated based on Tamil philosopher and poet Valluvar's year of birth.

List of 60 Tamil Year Names

The following is the list of 60 Tamil year names with falling years.

S. Noதமிழ் வருடம் SanskritIn TamilGregorian Yearதிருவள்ளுவர் Thiruvalluvar Year1Prabhava - பிரபாவநற்றோன்றல் Nantrontral 1987 - 198820182Vibhava - விபவஉயர்தோன்றல் Uyarthontral1988 - 198920193Sukla - சுக்லவெள்ளொளி Velouli1989 - 199020204Pramodhoodha - பிரமோதூத பேருவகை Peruvagai1990 - 199120215Prachorpaththi -&nbs…
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Arupadai Veedu (அறுபடை வீடு) – The Six Abodes of Lord Murugan in Tamilnadu

About Lord Murugan & Arupadaiveedu

Lord Muruga is a powerful deity and most of us are familiar with his six abodes but don't know much about them.

The six major temples of Lord Murugan spread across Tamil Nadu, India. They are collectively known as the Arupadai veedu.

Pilgrims often visit all six temples in order and complete the tour in a single journey. It is considered a way of retracing Murugan’s steps and paying homage to him at each of his adobes.

Devotees believe that by visiting all six temples, they will be blessed with health, wealth, and happiness. The Arupadai Veedu are some of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the Temple state of Tamilnadu.

Each of the six temples has its own unique history and legend that is worth learning more about.

Our guide to the Arupadai veedu will introduce you to these amazing temples tour in order and help you plan a pilgrimage.

It includes in-depth information abo…

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Bonalu 2023 Dates, Importance, and History

About The Festival

Bonalu is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in twin cities Secunderabad / Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana where Goddess Mahankali is worshiped during the Ashada month around July/August.

Bonalu is the biggest festival in Telangana and was declared as the state festival by the Government of Telangana in 2014.

Special pujas are performed and the Goddess worshipped in different forms like Maisamma, Pochamma, Yellamma, Peddamma, Dokkalamma, Ankalamma, Poleramma, Maremma, Nookalamma, etc.

The word Bonam is a short form of Bhojanam, a Sanskrit word which means meal or a feast in Telugu and is offered to the Goddess.

Bonam is a cooked rice with Jaggery and milk prepared in a new brass, earthen pot decorated with neem leaves, turmeric and vermilion (Kumkum). A lamp is lit on top of the pot and is called Bonam Jyoti.

This festival is considered as the thanksgiving to the Goddess for the wish fulfillmen…

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