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The multiplex of holidays in the holiest month of Kartik (Damodara) includes Diwali and Govardhana Puja. Diwali, properly known as Dipavali, celebrates the day that Sri Ramacandra, Sri Laksmana, and Srimati Sitadevi return to Ayodhya after their exile of fourteen years. To welcome them properly, the citizens of Ayodhya lit many lamps of light. This holiday is celebrated on the new moon (amavasya) of the month of Kartik (Damodara). In this spirit, devotees would celebrate this as a day for Sri Rama’s pastimes and honor it in this manner. Today, Diwali is a wide-spread celebration. To some regional calendars, they mark it as the “new year.” Despite people lighting many lamps, Diwali has turned into the day of worshipping of wealth. The true essence should be about illuminating our devotional service and glorify Sri Rama as a devotee.
day after Diwali is another grand celebration. Govardhana Puja is the
celebration of the worshipping ceremony of Govardhana
Hill. Govardhana Hill is an expansion of Krsna that
flourishes Vrndavana and the
UPDATED: August 31, 2010