A special Swastika Diwali Mandana or rangoli design of Rajasthan and Gujarat is called 'sathiya' which is simple in drawing but the space between the lines and outside it's out-line can be decorated with various line and dot patterns or festival motifs.
The Jains of Jaipur will celebrate 2541st Nirvana Utsava of their 24th Tirthankara Lord Mahavira today on October 23 as Moksha Kalyanaka Diwas. It was on the day of Diwali that Lord Mahavira left his mortal coil. All the Jain temples and Nasiyans of the city will have special pooja and offering of Nirvana Laddoos.
With Dhanteras today and all Jaipur markets decked up, five-day Diwali festival has already beguin in Jaipur. Yesterday, there was brisk business for sale of utensils, jewellery, utility items, crackers and festival lights which will continue till late evening today too.
The national conference on Life Style Diseases and Positive Health concluded in Jaipur on October19 in the presence of Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje and noted athlete Milkha Singh. The conference dwelled on ways to mitigate life style diseases and promotion of preventive health.