Lord Buddha is often potrayed as a teacher of the Gods. God Buddha is depicted as 9th avatar of Lord Vishnu. Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama in Nepal around 2,500 years ago but he never claimed to be a God or a Prophet. The word Buddha means one who is lightened or awakened. Siddhartha Gautama was born as a Kshtriya and was the son of the chief of a clan named Suddhodana. His mother was a koliyan princess Queen Maha Maya. It is believed that on the night she conceived Siddhartha, she dreamt of a white elephant with six tusks entering her from right side and ten months later he was born. His birthday anniversary is a holiday and is celebrated as Buddha Poornima. when he was born, it was predicted that either he will be a great King or a Holy Man. At the age of sixteen he was married to a cousin named Yosodhara who gave birth to a baby boy later on named Rahula. He spent twenty nine years as a prince owning three palaces. At the age of 29, he left all this to live a life of a Begger. He initially went to Rajagaha to live his asthetic life. There when King Bimbisara's men recognised Siddhartha and the king learned of his quest, Bimbisara offered Siddhartha the throne but he rejected the offer and promised to visit his kingdom of Magadha first after attaining enlightenment. At the age of 35, he said to have attained enlightenment.
Dhanteras is also a major shopping day, particularly for gold .Dhanteras starts off the five day festival. Starting days before and through Dhanteras houses and business premises are cleaned renovated and decorated. Women and children decorate entrances with Rangoli creative colourful floor designs both inside and in the walkways of their homes or offices.Read More!
Durga Puja is the ceremonial worship of the mother goddess is one of the most important festivals of India. Apart from being a religious festival for the Hindus. It is also an occasion for reunion and rejuvenation, and a celebration of traditional culture and customs. While the rituals entails ten days of fast, feast and worship, the last four days which is Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami are celebrated with much gaiety and grandeur in India and abroad, especially in Bengal, where the ten armed goddess riding the lion is worshipped with great passion and devotion.Read More!