By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nishtha Grover, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 09:49 AM IST
- Chaitra Navrati starts on April 13. The festival that honours Goddess Durga and all her forms is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm all across the nation. Read on to know more about these nine auspicious days:
ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Aside from President Kovind, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also wished the people of the country on the festival.
Bengal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 05:09 PM IST
The five-day Durga Puja festivities in Bengal came to an end on Monday, albeit colourful processions, which usually mark the occasion, were largely missing from the city streets.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami and Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 04:37 PM IST
For decades, this ritual would be followed by lifting of the cloth covering the imposing idol of Goddess Durga after which worshippers would make a beeline for the next four days to get a glimpse of the deity.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 05:27 PM IST
For Navratri and Durga Puja this year, every state government has placed strict guidelines to make sure social distance is maintained.
Kunal Kemmu gets daughter Inaaya’s name inked on his body: ‘My little girl is and will always be a part of me’, see pic
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Kunal Kemmu has shared a picture of his latest tattoo and it is all about his personal beliefs and love for daughter Inaaya Naumi. Check it out here.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 02:29 PM IST
“So far the sweetest picture and portrayal of Ma Durga Devi by kids that I’ve seen on the net,” says Raveen Tandon.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 03:23 PM IST
Dressed in a red sari, Nusrat Jahan was seen dancing with a group of women at the Suruchi Sangha Pandal as her husband Nikhil Jain played the ‘dhaak’ or a traditional Bengali dhol.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdhury
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 02:22 AM IST
Saving the environment is a recurring theme of Durga Puja in Delhi this year, with most pandals placing a strict ban on the use of plastic and thermocol.
Kolkata | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 04:57 PM IST
The pandal has a goddess Durga idol without weapons so that her hands are free to give shelter to birds.
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 11:26 AM IST
Navratri 2019: Maa Katyayani was first mentioned in the Taittiriya Aranyaka. According to the Skanda Purana she was created out of the anger of the gods, leading to the end of the demon Mahishasura.
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 05:50 PM IST
Navratri 2019: Maa Skandamata is the mother of Lord Kartikeya, who is also referred to as Skanda.
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 05:07 PM IST
Navratri 2019: On day four, Kushmanda Mata, Goddess Durga’s fourth form is worshipped.
Hindustan Times | By Samarth Goyal
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 07:36 PM IST
Turn fasting into feasting, during the nine days of Navratri as you seek blessings from nine different forms of the Goddess Durga. Here are easy recipes that’ll please your taste-buds.
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 05:09 PM IST
Navratri 2019: In Sanskrit, ‘chandra’ means moon. Goddess Chandraghanta signifies the alternate side of the calm and patient Goddess Mahagauri.
Navratri 2019: Day 2 Goddess Brahmacharini shubh muhurat, puja timings, Ghatasthapana and significance
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 12:42 PM IST
Navratri 2019: The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini, who is the second form of Goddess Durga.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 10:06 PM IST
The preparations to celebrate Navratri 2019 are going on in full swing across different parts of the country.
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 11:54 AM IST
Navratri 2019: During Navratri, light and nutritious meals are consumed which could help in protecting the body from various seasonal infections and it is a good time to go purist in terms of food consumption.
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 11:10 AM IST
Navratri 2019: Navratri is celebrated with a lot of fanfare and excitement, and the nine days dedicated to Goddess Durga’s nine avatars are considered very auspicious.
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 03:53 PM IST
Navratri 2019: Nutritionists tell you how to fast the right way so that you do not feel fatigued and drowsy in the hot summer days.
Hindustan Times, Patna | By Reena Sopam, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 04:29 PM IST
Though the Ashapuri temple in Nalanda is dedicated to Goddess Durga, it remains out of bounds for women during the Navratras.
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 10:18 AM IST
Navratri 2019 significance and wishes : Navratri celebrates the victory of good over evil and celebrates the many forms of Goddess Durga.
Lucknow | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2019 12:22 PM IST
Ahead of eastern UP Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s visit today, posters portraying her as Goddess Durga have emerged in some parts of Lucknow. In the poster, Priyanka can be seen sitting atop a tiger in an apparent portrayal of Goddess Durga in her most iconic avatar.
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 10:17 AM IST
In Northern India, huge dummies of Ravana are burnt on the occasion of Dussehra as part of the celebrations. The Ram Lila, which are plays that revolve around the tales of the Ramayana are attended by hordes of people. It is celebrated twenty days prior to Diwali, and also known as Vijayadashami, Dasara or Dasain in certain parts of our country.
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 05:39 PM IST
Mostly the colour of blood and fire, red has been associated with the Goddess, her aura and her power. But there are some other colours as well that have a strong significance in terms of the nine days of Navratri. Each colour represents a different spirit and narrative in context of the many avatars of Goddess Durga.
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 04:51 PM IST
Durga Puja 2018: The festivities are incomplete without pandal hopping, digging into some delicious food and getting those selfies clicked. These are the top 5 pandals across the country.
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 01:54 PM IST
Durga Ashtami Kanya Pujan is a way of recognising the feminine power within a girl child and honour them on this day.
Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 02:45 PM IST
This year except for Kalibari who have recreated the Dakshineshwar Kali Bari of Kolkatta, others are keeping it simple with more focus on the idol.
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 03:08 PM IST
Devi Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day (Dwitiya) of Navratri
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 10:39 AM IST
The word ‘fiesta’ takes over Kolkata quite literally during Durga Puja. While pandal-hopping is the key highlight, the following culture-soaked experiences are not to be missed.