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Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami is an important Hindu festival celebrated in the Hindu Vikrami Calender month of Ashwin (September / October). This is also the festival marking end of Navratri and the immersion of Durga idols which are worshipped for nine days prior to Dussehra. 

Navratri, the Festival of Nine Nights, is celebrated in honor of goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. The festival is celebrated for nine nights every year in the Hindu month of Ashvin (September-October) although as the dates of the festival 

Sharad Poornima is also known as Kojaagari Poornima or Kumar Poornima.It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin (September–October). The rainy season is over and the brightness of the full moon brings special joy. This is a traditional celebration of the moon and is also called the Kaumudi celebration, Kaumudi meaning moonlight. It is also referred to as Rasa Purnima, or

Karva Chauth is a festival of married Hindu women. The word 'Karwa' means an earthen pot with a spout, which is used in prayers. 'Chauth' means the fourth day and hence the name 'Karva Chauth'.

Ahoi Ashtami vrat is a fasting ritual performed by all Indian mothers for well being of their sons. This vrat falls on the eighth day of dark fortnight in Kartik month as per Hindu calendar. On this day mothers keep fast for the whole day and in the evening they offer sacred water to stars and pray for well being of their sons.

The festival of Dhanteras is also known by the names of Dhantrayodashi and Dhanvantari Trayodashi. Dhan Teras falls on the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Kartik (October-November), i.e. two days before Diwali.

The Second Day is called Narak-Chaturdashi or more popularly as Chhoti Diwali which falls on the 14th day of the month of Kartik. This festival is observed to commemorate the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon king, Narkasur.

Diwali, the festival of "Lights" is one of the most important of all Hindu festivals. It is also a significant festival for the Sikh and Jain faiths. Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important.

The puja performed on the fourth day of Diwali is called the Govardhan Puja. The origin of this day goes back to the Dwapara Yuga, and to Lord Krishna. According to legends, KRISHNA lifted mount Govardhan on this day and hence the day is dedicated to the worshiping the mountain.

On the fifth and the last day of the Diwali festival Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej is celebrated to mark the love between brothers and sisters. It is also called Yamadwititya.

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