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Children of Amity International School, Mohali, staging a play to highlight the significance of Basant Panchami.

Punjab school events: Students of Amity International celebrate Basant Panchami

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:58 PM IST
The students, along with their parents, went to the school and paid obeisance to Goddess Saraswati on the occassion.
Basant Panchami, the festival which marks the arrival of the spring season in India, would be celebrated on February 16, this year. (HT file photo )
Basant Panchami, the festival which marks the arrival of the spring season in India, would be celebrated on February 16, this year. (HT file photo )

President Kovind extends greeting on Vasant Panchami, Saraswati Puja

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.
Vasant Panchami 2021: Date, Saraswati puja time, history and Spring celebration(Twitter/redribbonmusik)
Vasant Panchami 2021: Date, Saraswati puja time, history and Spring celebration(Twitter/redribbonmusik)

Vasant Panchami 2021: Date, Saraswati puja time, history and Spring celebration

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 10:52 AM IST
  • Vasant Panchami 2021: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history, significance, celebration of the Spring season in India and what time is the shubh muhurat for performing Saraswati puja
Basant Panchami 2020: Basant Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day (Panchami Tithi) in the Hindu month of Magha, Shukla Paksha.(Shutterstock)
Basant Panchami 2020: Basant Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day (Panchami Tithi) in the Hindu month of Magha, Shukla Paksha.(Shutterstock)

Basant Panchami 2020: History, significance, puja date and time

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 10:17 AM IST
Basant Panchami 2020: People wear yellow coloured clothes and also eat food that has the colour yellow in it (like khichdi). Goddess Saraswati’s idols are covered in yellow sarees as it is believed that it is one of her favourite colours.
Basant Panchami 2020: Rice and pulses, along with gram and a generous dose of ghee makes up for the appetizing khichri.(Wikimedia Commons)
Basant Panchami 2020: Rice and pulses, along with gram and a generous dose of ghee makes up for the appetizing khichri.(Wikimedia Commons)

Basant Panchami 2020: Traditional dishes associated with the festival

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 10:16 AM IST
Basant Panchami 2020: Following Makar Sankranti and Pongal, Basant Panchami is now around the corner. It will be celebrated on January 29 this year.
Sameera Reddy has named her daughter Nyra.(Instagram)
Sameera Reddy has named her daughter Nyra.(Instagram)

Sameera Reddy names newborn daughter Nyra, internet gives its stamp of approval. See pics

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 02:08 PM IST
Sameera Reddy has named her daughter Nyra after Goddess Saraswati and adds that the name has relevance in Hebrew and American traditions too. The internet loves the choice too.
The student council pledged to work earnestly and uphold the school’s glory(HT)
The student council pledged to work earnestly and uphold the school’s glory(HT)

St Froebel School gets a new student council

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 10:08 AM IST
The principal congratulated the elected student council and stressed on the significance of setting priorities and urged them to take up the responsibilities with commitment and integrity

Kalyan school gets its new student council

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 10:24 AM IST
To inculcate leadership qualities in students and to train them in the functioning of administration, BK Birla Public School in Kalyan celebrated its 21st investiture ceremony last week.
Supporters of Vishwa Hindu Parishad or World Hindu Council and other Hindu organisaions gathered to attend Dharm Sabha, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.(HT File Photo)
Supporters of Vishwa Hindu Parishad or World Hindu Council and other Hindu organisaions gathered to attend Dharm Sabha, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.(HT File Photo)

Vishwa Hindu Parishad to observe Shaurya Diwas in Ayodhya on December 6

Ayodhya | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2018 12:48 PM IST
With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections round the corner, all eyes seem to be on the temple town as Thursday marks the 26th anniversary of the demolition.
Gauri Puja is celebrated during the Ganapati festival.(Flickr)
Gauri Puja is celebrated during the Ganapati festival.(Flickr)

Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Today is Gauri Puja, here’s the reason it is celebrated

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 09:13 AM IST
In many regional cultures, Gauri is considered to be Ganesha’s sisters — Jyestha and Kanishta, who have come looking for him. Two idols of Goddess Gauri are brought home and worshipped by people with elaborate rituals.
Malik Amber, the Ethiopian slave who became prime minister of Ahmadnagar Sultanate.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Malik Amber, the Ethiopian slave who became prime minister of Ahmadnagar Sultanate.(Corbis via Getty Images)

Review: Rebel Sultans - The Deccan From Khilji to Shivaji by Manu S Pillai

Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 08:57 PM IST
In Rebel Sultans, Manu S Pillai presents the medieval Deccan as a riveting place that didn’t give itself to easy generalizations, or narrative building
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