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भाई दूज की कहानी


Happy Bhai Dooj

The rich culture of our country nurtures and celebrates each and every relationship; the most special one being that between brothers and sisters. Each year, the festivals of Rakshabandhan and Bhai Dooj are dedicated to the undying bond of love that exists between siblings. 

Bhaidooj, as its name suggests, is a festival for the brother ('bhai') observed on 'dooj', which is the second day after the new moon. This festival that's celebrated across India and in Nepal, marks the last day of the five-day long Diwali festivities and holds momentous importance in all Hindu households. Read more

Unique and quick snack for Diwali

Food is an important element of all parties, so getting smart preparations right for Diwali festivities should be a priority, says an expert who feels assorted canapes and mini pizzas are interesting things to serve.
Gaurav Chadha, in-house chef, Dr. Oetker India, has shared tips: Rice and mayo dynamite: Mix pre-cooked rice with potato, garlic, red chilli powder, salt and oregano and make into small round balls. Add 1 tsp vegetarian mayonnaise in the middle, along with few jalapenos and seal it. Coat the balls in the mixture of mayonnaise, refined flour and water and then roll in vermicelli. Deep fry the balls till cooked. Your crispy rice and mayodynamite is ready to be enjoyed. Nacho and corn chaat : For a unique twist to regular chaat, mix onion, green chillies, tomato, coriander, vegetarian mayonnaise, ketchup, chaat masala, red chilli powder and black salt in a bowl and mix well. Add nachos and sweet corn to above mix, toss gently, garnish with sev and serve. Assorted canapés : Mak…

धनतेरस की कथा

एक बार यमराज ने अपने दूतों से प्रश्न किया- क्या प्राणियों के प्राण हरते समय तुम्हें किसी पर दया भी आती है? यमदूत संकोच में पड़कर बोले- नहीं महाराज! हम तो आपकी आज्ञा का पालन करते हैं। हमें दया-भाव से.. क्या प्रयोजन?
यमराज ने सोचा कि शायद ये संकोचवश ऐसा कह रहे हैं। अतः उन्हें निर्भय करते हुए वे बोले- संकोच मत करो। यदि कभी कहीं  तुम्हारा मन पसीजा हो तो निडर होकर कहो। तब यमदूतों ने डरते-डरते बताया- सचमुच! एक ऐसी ही घटना घटी थी महाराज,  जब हमारा हृदय काँप उठा था।

ऐसी क्या घटना घटी थी? -उत्सुकतावश यमराज ने पूछा। दूतों ने कहा- महाराज! हंस नाम का राजा एक दिन शिकार के लिए गया। वह जंगल में अपने साथियों से बिछड़कर  भटक गया और दूसरे राज्य की सीमा में चला गया। फिर? वहाँ के राजा हेमा ने राजा हंस का बड़ा सत्कार किया।

उसी दिन राजा हेमा की पत्नी ने एक पुत्र को जन्म दिया था। ज्योतिषियों ने नक्षत्र गणना करके बताया कि यह बालक विवाह के चार दिन बाद मर जाएगा। राजा के आदेश से उस बालक को यमुना के तट पर एक गुहा में ब्रह्मचारी के रूप में रखा गया। उस तक स्त्रियों की छाया भी न पहुँचने दी गई।

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Simple And Easy Way To Make Rangoli

Rangoli is the old custom of India. It is the part of Indian holy rituals and heritage. From many years. Now this tradition is also developed with new rangoli patterns & ideas of using a variety of colours and material. In old age, rangoli was made by using rice powder. Then more colours were extracted from leaves, indigo and trees, which are known as natural dyes. But nowadays artificial colours are also used to make Rangoli. Colours are extracted in powder form by crushing silky and shiny stones. The powder is finely crushed as it put down easily to draw a sequence in the rangoli patterns. Hence, a simple Rangoli designs can be made by adding multiple items like rice powder, dye powder, turmeric powder, cereals, pulses, chilly, flowers petals and small lamps (diyas) etc. The Rangoli patterns may differ with respect to the area but all the designs have balance and sequential flow of colours. In this new age, Rangoli art is made in various colours and designs. All the sides of a Ran…

Story Of Dhanteras

About Dhanteras
Dhanteras is a first day festival of the great and famous Hindu festival, Diwali which is the five-days long festival and celebrated in Varanasi and traditionally all over the India. Dhanteras festival is celebrated on triodasi of the Krishna Paksha (the dark fortnight).
The meaning of Dhanteras is wealth; at this day people make pray to the Goddess Lakshmi to get prosperous life and well being. They worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha together. There is a custom of purchasing new things and bring it at home which makes the meaning that Lakshmi came home. And the whole year Lakshmi will come to the home like today. Dhanteras embraces a unique worth for the business communities as they make customary purchases of the valuable metals on this day. Many people keep a day long fast on the day of Dhantrayodashi. The day long fast is broken after doing Lakshmi-Kubera Puja in the evening. Hence, this Dhanteras story is also known as Dhanteras Vrat Katha.
Dhanteras Vrat Katha …