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Diwali Special

Celebrate the spirit of Deepawali:

It is that time of the year when the sun becomes friendlier and there's a slight nip in the air. The festive and holiday mood that started with Navaratri will translate into a tidal wave of celebration during Deepavali (Diwali), or the Festival of Lights. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on 13th November 2012, the first Amavas or moonless night after Dushera.

What is Diwali or Deepavali?

Whether it is the worship of divine physician Dhanvantari in Bihar, the fearsome Kali in West Bengal, or Lakshmi all over the country, Diwali is the biggest Hindu festival of India. And as Mughal emperor Akbar showed more than 400 years ago, one doesn't have to be a Hindu to enjoy it, either. Read on ...

The Story of Diwali

A post harvest festival, a festival of the trading community, or a festival to celebrate the triumphant return of a prince after years of exile? Over time, the festival has acquired fascinating layers of meanings. Read on ...

Rediscovering a Smokeless Diwali

For one, crackers remind you of the child workers who make them in dangerous conditions. Secondly, excessive firecrackers mean suffocating fumes. Now children and governments, too, are saying this is not the kind of Diwali they want. Read on ...

Deepavali/Diwali Cards

It's that time of the year when you feel happy about everything, for the festival season is just starting. And sending e-cards is the best way to share this feeling with friends and family! Read on ...

Diwali Colouring book-1

Celebrate Deepavali with Pitara's Diwali Colouring book: Colour diyas (earthen lamps), hanging brass lamps and paper lanterns. Read on ...

Diwali Colouring book-2

Celebrate Deepavali with Pitara's Diwali Colouring book: Colour houses, buildings, huts... Read on ...

The eBOMB

Let us forever 'bomb out' the idea of the bomb, which belongs to the past - the 20th century. So click on your mouse right away and make light of the bomb... Read on ...

Science For Kids

Explore the how and why behind everyday things in our free science magazine for kids. You can also find some cool ideas for science projects and experiments. You could also test your skills by choosing to play one of our many science quiz for kids . Jump right in and start discovering now...

Coloring Pages for Kids

Hundreds of coloring sheets for kids: Download the pictures and colour them wild. There are clowns, animals and automobiles. You will also find shades of festivals, traditional lamps, and sceneries and much, much more. Start coloring now...

 
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