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Eid ul Adha 2024 Prayers: Faithful gather for worship and reflection

In Dehradun, at an Eidgah, Muslim worshippers offered their namaz.
Published on Jun 17, 2024 12:10 PM IST

Muslims worldwide gather for Eid ul Adha 2024 celebrations

Eid ul Adha 2024: Eid ul Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is celebrated all over the world on June 16. One of the most auspicious occasions observed by the Muslim community, Eid ul Adha is celebrated with a lot of traditions, such as morning prayers, animal sacrifice and Eid-special dishes. Here's how Muslims all over the world celebrated the special day today.
Published on Jun 16, 2024 02:19 PM IST

Chaiti Chhath Puja 2024: A look at day 3 celebrations across India. Check pics

On Sunday, April 14, India celebrated the auspicious festival of Chaiti Chhath. This ancient Hindu festival is observed during the Chaitra month and is considered a significant four-day event. During this festival, women worship the Sun god, and the celebration culminates on Saptami with the offering of Arghya to the rising sun. This year, the festival of Chaiti Chhath began on April 12 and will continue until April 15, 2024. Let's explore how the third day of the Chaiti Chhath puja festival is observed in various parts of India.  
Published on Apr 14, 2024 09:17 PM IST

Bohag Bihu: Assam gears up for Rongali Bihu celebrations

Rongali Bihu, also known as Bohag Bihu, is the most important cultural festival of Assam, marking the beginning of the Assamese New Year and the arrival of spring. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy across the state. The festival signifies the onset of the agricultural season and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour. This year, Rongali Bihu will be observed from April 14 to April 20. 
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 12:28 PM IST

Gudi Padwa 2024 fashion: 5 chic outfit ideas to shine on this special day

Gudi Padwa is an occasion that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Maharashtra. Its essence is celebrated by signing, dancing, and performing in traditional attire. Your outfit should not only depict your personal taste but also the significance of the festival. Ace designer Shilpi Gupta shared with HT Lifestyle a list of trendy outfit ideas for Gudi Padwa 2024 that exude traditional style and beauty. 
Published on Apr 08, 2024 05:46 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 travel: 7 top destinations to experience festive vibes

Eid al-Fitr is a joyous and festive occasion that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. It's a time when friends and family come together to pray, give gifts and eat together. It's also a great opportunity to spend an entire weekend exploring, relaxing and creating lifelong memories. Check out the best places to go for an enjoyable Eid holiday to make sure your long weekend is one to remember.
Published on Apr 05, 2024 04:32 PM IST

Holi hangover? Check out 7 Ayurvedic tips for post-festival detoxification

“After indulging in heavy and fatty foods during Holi celebrations, it's essential to focus on detoxifying the body to restore balance and vitality. Ayurveda recommends a holistic approach to the body's natural detoxification processes,” says Dr Dimple Jangda, Ayurveda & Gut Health Coach. She further shared top tips for post Holi detoxication in her recent Instagram post. 
Published on Mar 26, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Holi 2024: Tips to enjoy Holi treats without adding extra kilos

"By incorporating these simple dietary tweaks into your routine leading up to Holi, you can jumpstart your weight loss journey and feel confident and energised for the festivities," says Dr. Rohini Patil, MBBS & Nutritionist. 
Published on Mar 24, 2024 11:00 AM IST

Navigating expectations during the holidays: Here's how to do it

The holiday season can be difficult for some people. "The holiday season often brings with it a unique blend of stress and high expectations. Many of us envision the holidays in a certain way, and when reality doesn't align with these expectations, disappointment and additional stress can ensue," wrote Therapist Carolyn Rubenstein. Here are a few ways to navigate expectations during the holidays.
Published on Dec 29, 2023 02:32 PM IST

This Diwali, follow these 5 tips to boost heart health

Diwali festivities are set to begin with Dhanteras on November 10. While Badi Diwali will be celebrated on November 12, festivities will go on till November 14. During these 5-days of feasting and meeting your loved ones, do not forget to practice these amazing tips by Nutritionist Lovneet Batra for boosting your heart health.
Published on Nov 09, 2023 02:40 PM IST

Top jewellery trends for Diwali 2023: Regal emeralds, chunky studs and more

As we step into the vibrant and enchanting world of Indian festive season with the biggest festival Diwali just around the corner, there's no denying the pivotal role that exquisite jewellery plays in adorning the celebrations. In 2023, the world of fine festive jewellery takes a grand turn with a renewed focus on traditional designs, precious metals, sparkling diamonds, lustrous emeralds, and much more. Prerna Khurana, Director, Khurana Jewellery House shared stunning jewellery trends that not only adorn you but also tell a story of timeless beauty and grace, echoing the grandeur of Indian traditions. 
Published on Nov 03, 2023 01:01 PM IST

Dussehra 2023: A glimpse of Ravan Dahan celebrations across India. Check pics

The Ravan Dahan ceremony is indeed the highlight of the auspicious Dussehra festival, symbolising the victory of good over evil. On the eve of the festival, towering effigies of the asura king Ravana, Ravana's son Meghnath and Ravana's brother Kumbhakarna are erected, filled with firecrackers and set alight in a spectacular display. Let's take a closer look at how this age-old tradition is being observed in different parts of India.
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 02:12 PM IST

Durga Puja 2023: Women participate in Sindoor Khela on Vijayadashami. See pics

Devotees of Maa Durga celebrate the last day of Durga Puja - Vijayadashami - with pomp. This year, it falls on October 24. People bid audie to Goddess Shakti on this day by immersing her idols in holy water bodies. Another significant ritual of this day is Sindoor Khela, where married women in Bengal smear each other with sindur or vermillion and pray for the long lives of their husbands. Today, women across the country are performing the ritual and here are some snippets from different parts of the country. 
Published on Oct 24, 2023 01:53 PM IST

Navratri 2023 Day 9: Bollywood celeb-inspired chic peacock green ethnic outfits

On the ninth day of Shardiya Navratri, Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped and the colour of the day is peacock green, representing diversity and abundance. Many celebrities have incorporated this colour in their ethnic outfits, creating a fusion of tradition and modern style. If you still haven't decided on your outfit for Day 9, don't worry, we're here to help. Let's take a closer look at some celebrity-inspired ethnic peacock green ensembles that are not only fashionable, but also capture the essence of this auspicious festival.
Published on Oct 23, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Shardiya Navratri Day 3: From Alia Bhatt to Kajol, celeb inspired red outfits

On the third day of Shardiya Navratri, Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped and the colour of the day is red. Donning the colour red on this day is considered auspicious and is also the most popular colour of chunri offered to the goddess. Red represents passion and love and wearing this colour makes the devotee feel energetic and alive. If you still haven't decided on your stunning red outfits then don't worry, we are here to help you out with some of the most stunning Bollywood inspired red outfits. Whether it's a suit, a saree or a red lehenga, our B-town divas know how to pull off every look to perfection. From Alia Bhatt's red chiffon saree to Kajol's traditional kurta, here is your lookbook for the perfect Navratri Day 3 look.
Published on Oct 17, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Priyanka Chopra celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with daughter Malti Marie

Priyanka Chopra ringed in the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi with her daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas at their home in Los Angeles, California. Priyanka shared pictures of her daughter ringing in Lord Ganesha's birthday and playing with her toy Ganpati. She also shared a glimpse of her mandir and how she decorated Lord Ganesha's idol. Scroll through to see Priyanka's Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. 
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 10:50 AM IST

Vishwakarma Jayanti 2023: Kheer to coconut laddoo; 9 bhog items to offer

Vishwakarma Jayanti celebrated birth anniversary of the divine engineer of the universe who was believed to be born out of Samudra Manthan. Lord Vishwakarma is worshipped by artists and craftsman across the country and on this day tools, equipment, machinery are worshipped. Here are 10 bhog items that you can offer to Lord Vishwakarma..
Published on Sep 16, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Janmashtami 2023: Devotees worldwide celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna

Janmashtami 2023: The auspicious festival of Krishna Janmashtami is being observed by the Hindu community worldwide to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna. The ceremonies for Janmashtami began last night (September 6) at 11:57 PM and will conclude at 12:42 AM on September 7. From celebrating the dahi handi festival to flocking to beautifully decorated temples, here is a glimpse of how devotees are celebrating this significant festival. 
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 02:24 PM IST

Raksha Bandhan 2023: Bollywood stars celebrate Rakhi with siblings

Bollywood celebrities ringed in Raksha Bandhan with their siblings on August 30. From Arjun Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Shanaya Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt to Parineeti Chopra, and more stars shared pictures from their celebrations on Instagram. Scroll through to check out how your favourite celebs marked the auspicious festival. 
Published on Aug 31, 2023 09:13 AM IST

Hina Khan's yellow anarkali suit sets the perfect Raksha Bandhan outfit goals

Hina Khan is an absolute stunner who can rock any look to perfection. The actress is quite active on social media and her Instagram feeds are a treasure trove of fashion inspiration for all her followers. Whether it's a sartorial saree or a chic pantsuit, Hina knows how to turn heads. With the festive season just around the corner, the actress gives some major ethnic fashion inspiration in a gorgeous bright yellow anarkali suit.
Published on Aug 26, 2023 05:10 PM IST

Hariyali Teej 2023: From Alia to Katrina, B'wood celebs inspired mehendi designs

 Hariyali Teej 2023: The auspicious festival of Haryali Teej will be celebrated with great enthusiasm and pomp on August 19 this year. The festival holds special significance for Indian women as they worship the gods and goddesses to pray for conjugal bliss and a happy married life. Mehendi application is an important part of the Teej festivities. If you have not yet decided on your mehendi designs, do not worry; we are here with some stunning Bollywood celebrity-inspired henna patterns for your perfect Teej look.
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 08:34 AM IST

Independence Day 2023: Unique tricolour makeup ideas to elevate white outfits

Independence Day is just around the corner, and people have different ways to celebrate the day. Some attend cultural festivals, participate in flag-hoisting ceremonies at their school or office, watch patriotic films, eat tricolour dishes, and more. If you are a fashion enthusiast, you can mark the day by incorporating the colours of the Indian National Flag or tricolour in your wardrobe. However, if you wear a white-coloured outfit on Independence Day, we have the perfect way to help you elevate your look while including the tricolour - choosing makeup inspired by the shades of the Indian Flag. Scroll through to get some inspiration. 
Published on Aug 14, 2023 04:12 PM IST

Unusual and uncommon festivals and events in India that will intrigue you

India is a land of countless festivals that are a blend of diverse beliefs and religious practices. From rich and vibrant festivals to unusual and obscure ones, the country hosts a series of colourful festivals throughout the year giving people from across the world a chance to witness the unique Indian diversity through its colourful festivals. Here are a few festivals that are not well-known but will surely intrigue you.  
Published on May 24, 2023 07:33 PM IST

Vishu 2023: Rituals, traditions, facts and all you want to know

Significance: Vishu is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. It is believed that the first thing a person sees on Vishu morning sets the tone for the rest of the year, so people often set up a ritual display called "Vishukkani" the night before, which includes items like rice, fruits, flowers, gold, and a mirror. 
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 04:05 PM IST

Baisakhi 2023: Best places in India to celebrate the festival of harvest

Baisakhi is one of the most important festivals in India, especially for the Sikh community. It marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year and is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country. Here are some of the best places to celebrate Baisakhi in India:
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 11:38 AM IST

6 tribal festivals to experience the vibrant cultural tapestry of India

India is home to a diverse range of tribal communities, each with their own unique cultures, traditions, and festivals. These festivals provide a glimpse into the rich heritage of India's indigenous communities and are a celebration of their art, music, dance, and spirituality. If you're looking to explore India's tribal heritage, here are 10 tribal festivals you must experience.
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 06:45 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2023: 6 drinks and beverages to have during Navratri fast

Navratri is a Hindu festival that is typically observed with fasting and prayers for nine consecutive nights. During this time, people usually abstain from consuming non-vegetarian food, alcohol, and certain grains and vegetables. However, they can consume a variety of drinks that are allowed during the fasting period. Here are some of the most popular drinks that you must try. 
Published on Mar 24, 2023 05:12 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri: 5 vrat-friendly namkeen to have with tea

It is time to relish the lip-smacking namkeens! Here's a list of vrat-friendly namkeens that you can savour with your tea and celebrate Chaitra Navratri with your loved ones.
Updated on Mar 22, 2023 09:51 AM IST

Traditional foods to savour this Ugadi

Ugadi is the traditional New Year's Day for the people of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka. It is a time of renewal and celebration, and food plays a significant role in the festivities. Here are some traditional foods to savour this Ugadi.
Published on Mar 21, 2023 11:50 AM IST

Makar Sankranti 2023: Here is how India is celebrating the harvest festival

Makar Sankranti is one of the major festivals celebrated with much grandeur in India and holds great significance for Hindus. This year the festival will be celebrated on January 15, 2023. It is considered auspicious for tenacity, worship, charity and sacrifice in the scriptures. Every part of the nation has its own customs and celebrates the harvest festival in a distinctive manner. Check out how the annual harvest festival is being celebrated in different parts of India. 
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 12:45 PM IST
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