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Bhai Dooj is a festival celebrated by Hindus around the world. Interestingly, the celebrations of this day are similar to that of Raksha Bandhan.

Bhai Dooj is a festival celebrated by Hindus around the world. Interestingly, the celebrations of this day are similar to that of Raksha Bandhan.

On this day, the bond between the siblings is celebrated. Sisters pray for their brothers' long lives by performing Tikka ceremony and brothers give gifts to their sisters in return.

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A woman is about to break her Karwa Chauth fast as she has taken a glimpse of the moon

Karwa Chauth is a Hindu festival that is primarily celebrated by married Hindu women. On this day, married Hindu women keep Nirjala fast, which means fasting even without consumption of water, from sunrise to sunset. The reason behind this fast is to pray for their husband's life, health, and safety.

According to the Hindu calendar, Karwa Chauth is celebrated on the fourth day after Purnima in the month of Kartik.

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Moli Kalava being tied on the right hand of a man.

Interestingly, Moli Kalava is very believed to be sacred for Hindus. In fact, it is a part of every Hindu ceremony and havan. Moli Kalava is often used as an offering to the Hindu deities and then worn around the wrist after a ceremony or ritual is over. It is also observed that people wear Moli Kalava before the start of the puja ceremony, just after offering it to the Hindu deity.

The significance of Moli Kalava is such that it is offered as cloth to Hindu deities. And traditionally, the thread is wrapped around a copper Tumblr, fully filled with water. Also, the mouth of the Tumblr is decorated with five mango leaves and coconut, and is covered in red cloth. Therefore, this is offered to the Hindu deities before the start of any puja ceremony or ritual.

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Goddess Durga in the act of killing Mahishasur, the demon.

It is believed that Goddess Durga is the combined form of powers of Goddesses Lakshmi, Kali and Saraswati. Also, she protects her devotees from evil powers and safeguards them.

According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Durga was created by Lord Vishnu to fight the demon, Mahishasur.

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