Articles tagged under: Diwali 2017

Diwali festival about 100 years ago in rural Gujarat as described by Ravi Shankar Maharaj

October 20, 2017
Diwali festival about 100 years ago in rural Gujarat as described by Ravi Shankar Maharaj

Ahmedabad: Pujya Shri Ravishankar Maharaj, a man who inaugurated Gujarat state in 1960 had penned down how Diwali was celebrated in rural Gujarat about 100 years ago. While several Diwali customs narrated by Maharaj are still in practice in Gujarat today, some others have discontinued. Following are the highlights of Pujya Shri Ravishankar Maharaj’s notes on the festival of Diwali: -There were four major festivals. While Raksha bandhan(Balev) was perceived as the festival of Brahmin and ...Read More

Gujarati new year Vikram Samvat 2074 begins; happy new year Gujarat

October 20, 2017
Gujarati new year Vikram Samvat 2074 begins; happy new year Gujarat

Ahmedabad: It's the biggest festival of Gujarati people during the year. It's a new year day as per Gujarati Hindu Vikram Samvat calendar. While Vikram Samvat calendar is also used by people in several north Indian states and it is national calendar in neighboring country Nepal, the Gujarati Vikram Samvat calendar is different from others. The new year in Gujarati calendar is celebrated a day after Diwali. One can see footfalls in temples 10-fold on new year day which is popularly called 'Be...Read More

Gujarat CM dedicates Rs 18.72 crore police stations, police housing units in Kutch

October 19, 2017
Gujarat CM dedicates Rs 18.72 crore police stations, police housing units in Kutch

Bhuj: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today dedicated various police stations of East and West Kutch and also inaugurated a Police housing scheme. The Chief Minister inaugurated a new police station at Narayan Sarovar constructed at a cost of Rs 62.90 lakh. He also dedicated police stations of Vayor, Naliya, Mankuva, Padhdhar Rural, traffic police, Kandla Coastal police and police housing at Ghadhshisha, Gandhidham and Adipur built at a cost of Rs 18.72 crore. The Chief Minister whi...Read More

Over 4 lakh labourers in industrial sector get Rs 582.67 crore bonus ahead of Diwali: Labour Commissioner

October 18, 2017
Over 4 lakh labourers in industrial sector get Rs 582.67 crore bonus ahead of Diwali: Labour Commissioner

Gandhinagar: Labour Commission office in Gujarat today said that ahead of Diwali this year, 4,27,241 labourers working in industrial sector are paid bonus worth Rs 582.67 crore. According to figures shared by office, the number of total bonus paid in previous year was Rs 567.61 crore covering 4,01,336 labourers across the state working in industrial sector. Labor Commissioner in his note further said that increase in number of beneficiaries indicates Gujarat's economic progress. The process ...Read More

CM to celebrate ‘Diwali’ with Jawans at Koteshwar, tomorrow

October 18, 2017
CM to celebrate ‘Diwali’ with Jawans at Koteshwar, tomorrow

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani will celebrate tomorrow’s ‘Diwali’ festival among the guards of eastern border at Koteshwar in Kutch. This is the second consecutive year that Mr. Rupani is going to celebrate ‘Diwali’ festival amid the jawans. The Chief Minister is celebrating the festival with the jawans to give them homely and family feelings as they are posted far away from their family and near and dear ones. During the celebration Mr. Rupani will offe...Read More

Hindus in Fatepura area of Vadodara to observe bandh

November 06, 2016
Hindus in Fatepura area of Vadodara to observe bandh

Vadodara: Locals in Fatepura area of Vadodara are going to observe bandh today against atrocity by hardliners from particular community in this locality. The anger is high among local Hindus after recent attack on Joshi brothers. Locals say hardliners want Hindus to vacate their houses in this communally sensitive locality, and this is the motive behind frequent harassment to Hindus. In their memorandum submitted to city police commissioner, a group of local Hindus said Kunal Joshi and Sunil...Read More

Labh Pancham, Gyan Panchamai today, businesses to reopen

November 05, 2016
Labh Pancham, Gyan Panchamai today, businesses to reopen

Ahmedabad: Today is Labh Pancham. Businesses across Gujarat are going to reopen today after Diwali break as per tradition. Gujarat Chief Minister in his tweet in the morning said: May the auspicious day of restarting business - 'Labh Pancham', brings benefit, comfort and good luck in everyone's life, business and family. While businessmen will follow the Labh Pancham muhurat and reopen their businesses today, the actual business will start only from Monday. On Labh Pancham, those believ...Read More

AMA and AFPA issue list of doctors available during Diwali holidays

October 27, 2016
AMA and AFPA issue list of doctors available during Diwali holidays

​ Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA) along with Ahmedabad Family Physician Association (AFPA)  today issued list of doctors and other medical facilities with their contact numbers who would be available to help people in the city during the Diwali and Gujarati new year holiday.       Addressing a press conference here today Dr. Harshad Patel – President, AMA today said that continuing the tradition, this year also a social initiative of Doctor on C...Read More

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