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Krishna and Diwali

people clean, renovate and decorate their homes and offices.[10] On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers) typically to Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity. After puja, fireworks follow,[11] then a family feast including mithai (sweets), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends. Diwali also marks a major shopping period in nations where...

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kings on this day. On this day twinkling oil lamps or diyas light up every home and there are numerous firework displays. Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed God, the symbol of auspiciousness and wisdom is worshipped in most Hindu homes. Goddess Lakshmi, who is the symbol of wealth and prosperity is also worshipped. Spring cleaning and whitewashing of the houses is done. Rangolis (decorative designs) are painted on the walls and floor. New clothes are bought and family members and relatives gather...

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Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal Biography: Lakshmi Mittal Profile Lakshmi Mittal Born on 15th June 1950 in Sadulpur village, in the Churu district of Rajasthan, India. He is the CEO and founder of and has been the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal since the merge. He also serves as a non-executive director of Goldman Sachs, EADS and ICICI Bank and is presently the vice chairman of the World Steel Association. Mittal has grown the family business into one of the largest steel companies in the world, with steel making...

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My Favorite Festival Diwali

their accounts, place their books before a picture of Lakshimi, the goddess of wealth and pray to her for better profits in the coming year. Legend tells that, Lakshmi was born in the ocean. when she was born lots of treasures came out of the ocean, so she is the goddess of wealth and good fortune. Hindus believe that a Diwali visit from Lakshmi will bring them luck and wealth in the year to come. Lakshimi is the Hindu deity most closely associated with Diwali and it is customary to pay one's debt...

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Why a Billion Strong Indians Can Find Only One Person Who Can Win Medal

There's a reason why Indians do badly in sports that require high levels of physical fitness ONE of the most lavish parties thrown in London this week to mark the start of the Olympic Games was that hosted by the London-based Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal for India's Olympic team. It was in effect a celebration of a larger investment that the billionaire has made in Indian athletics. Since 2005, he has been funding the $10 million Mittal Champions Trust to support 10 Indian athletes with "world...

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Diwali: Festival of Lights

most significant festivals in India. Indians celebrate Diwali with family gatherings, glittering clay lamps, festive fireworks, flowers, sweets and worship to Goddess Lakshmi. Some belive that Lakshmi wanders the Earth looking for homes where she will be welcomed. People often their doors and windows and light lamps to invite Lakshmi in. The speech was followed by a prayer song called “Gananayaka” by Ravitej Kondepudy. Gananayaka is a song dedicated to Lord Ganesh. After that 4 girls (Pavithra, Haritha...

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How to Overcome the Problem of Youth

means thirteenth day. This is the day for celebrating the goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. For some places in India, the lamps are kept burning for Lord Yamaraj, the God of Death. The fourteenth day (Chhoti Diwali or Narak chaturdashi). Hindus believe that this is the day that Lord Krishna destroyed the demon Narakasur, freeing the world from fear. Firecrackers are often let off from this day. The new moon day (Diwali / Lakshmi puja / Lakshmipujan) of the dark fortnight of Ashvin. This is the...

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Diwali Research

placed in the entrance of the till the back of house. There will also be a special pathway or walkway decorated with oil lamps which leads from this entrance till the entrance of the prayer room. This is because, Hindus believe that on this day, Lakshmi the Goddess of Wealth would visit houses that has created this walkway for her to enter their house and bless them with wealth and happiness for the coming year. On this day, the houses of Hindus will be decorated with “kolam’ (a beautiful and colourful...

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Religious Education S.B.a

was Crowned King. Describe the rituals that take place in Diwali? It is traditional to do a spring house cleaning to welcome the Goddesses Lakshmi into their home. In the evenings many Hindus hold prayer in their homes (puja), people decorate their homes with diyas surrounding the house, and the lights are left burning all night so that when Lakshmi may feel welcomed when entered. Firecrackers are burst in order to drive away the evil spirits, during Diwali the occupants wear new clothes and...

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Diwali Festival

by electric bulbs, wax candles or even earthen lamps. On this day people visit their relations and friends and exchange greetings with packets of sweets and gifts. At midnight the most religious minded among the people perform puja of the goddess Lakshmi who, it is said, blesses her followers with riches on this night. Many people keep a night-long vigil and do not close their doors in order to facilitate the chance entry of the goddess into their houses. During the day people go out to purchase...

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