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Chhath Puja: Devotees gather at ghats to perform 'Usha Arghya' rituals

A large number of devotees across Delhi, West Bengal, Maharasthra, Jharkhand, Bihar and other Indian states offered 'Suryoday Arag' to Surya Dev on the last day of the four-day-long Chhath puja festival. In this photo, devotees can be seen worshipping the Sun God at a pond in Kolkata on the last day of the festival.(REUTERS) 8
A large number of devotees across Delhi, West Bengal, Maharasthra, Jharkhand, Bihar and other Indian states offered 'Suryoday Arag' to Surya Dev on the last day of the four-day-long Chhath puja festival. In this photo, devotees can be seen worshipping the Sun God at a pond in Kolkata on the last day of the festival.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 11:48 AM IST
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  • The four-day-long festival of Chhath Puja will end today, November 11. On the last day of the festival, devotees gathered on the bank of ghats across the country to perform the 'Usha Arghya' (prayers to the rising sun).

Diwali 2021: Rangoli ideas to make your home look brighter

Diwali is almost here. The festival of lights and happiness is celebrated with a lot of grandeur and pomp all over the country. The festival is usually celebrated to invite wealth and prosperity into the homes. As we deck up for the festive season in lights, colours and a lot of glee, we also look forward to decorating our homes.(https://in.pinterest.com/) 9
Diwali is almost here. The festival of lights and happiness is celebrated with a lot of grandeur and pomp all over the country. The festival is usually celebrated to invite wealth and prosperity into the homes. As we deck up for the festive season in lights, colours and a lot of glee, we also look forward to decorating our homes.(https://in.pinterest.com/)
Updated on Nov 03, 2021 11:32 AM IST
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Desi Halloween like festivals you probably didn't know exist

Recently, in India, people have started organising Halloween parties and dressing in scary attires and stepping out. But did you know that there are several Indian festivals that are similar to Halloween? Here are a few of them.(Unsplash) 6
Recently, in India, people have started organising Halloween parties and dressing in scary attires and stepping out. But did you know that there are several Indian festivals that are similar to Halloween? Here are a few of them.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 31, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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'Curfew on Holi, Diwali, Ram Navami': Yogi's attack on past govts | UP polls

Yogi Adityanath accused past UP governments of curbing celebration of Hindu festivals (ANI)
Yogi Adityanath accused past UP governments of curbing celebration of Hindu festivals (ANI)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 10:53 PM IST
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Karva Chauth 2021: Mehendi designs to make your hands stand out

Karva Chauth 2021: Mehendi designs to make your hands stand out 8
Karva Chauth 2021: Mehendi designs to make your hands stand out
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 09:03 AM IST
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‘Krishna was born in jail today, you want bail?’: CJI to convict

The court was hearing a plea by one Dharmendra Valvi, who was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for murder.
“You want bail or jail? Today Lord Krishna was born in jail. Do you want to leave jail?” CJI Bobde asked the petitioner’s counsel in jest. The counsel replied in the affirmative.(ANI)
“You want bail or jail? Today Lord Krishna was born in jail. Do you want to leave jail?” CJI Bobde asked the petitioner’s counsel in jest. The counsel replied in the affirmative.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 01:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Happy Chhath Puja 2019: Best wishes, quotes, messages and images for Whatsapp status and Facebook

The God of light, life force and energy is worshipped in order to promote well-being, development and the prosperity of human beings.
Chhath Puja is an age-old Hindu festival which is dedicated to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya.(HT File Photo)
Chhath Puja is an age-old Hindu festival which is dedicated to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 10:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Diwali Gift Ideas 2019: Gifts you can send your family, friends and loved ones so they have an eco-friendly Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali 2019: From handmade products, ethnic household gifts, air-purifying plants, beauty and health hampers, here are a few gifts to buy for your family, friends and loved ones this Diwali 2019.
Happy Diwali 2019: Deepavali is a day to celebrate the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.
Happy Diwali 2019: Deepavali is a day to celebrate the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 06:20 PM IST
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Happy Dussehra 2019: Significance, important rituals and celebrations across India

Happy Dussehra 2019: On the eve of Dussehra, magnificent fairs are organized where people throng in huge numbers. The famous Ramlila, a play depicting the story of how Ravana had kidnapped Sita and the struggle Lord Ram and his brother Laxmana had to face while forming an army to fight Ravana and rescue his wife, is performed.
Happy Dussehra 2019: In the North, on the eve of Dussehra, magnificent fairs are organized where in people throng in huge numbers.(HT Photos)
Happy Dussehra 2019: In the North, on the eve of Dussehra, magnificent fairs are organized where in people throng in huge numbers.(HT Photos)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 07:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByNeharika Prakash

Vishwakarma Puja 2019: Date, significance, facts, time and shubh muhurat for the Hindu festival

Vishwakarma Puja 2019: Vishwakarma created many wondrous weapons for the Gods; he also constructed the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas and Lord Krishna’s Dwarka.
Nagoan: An artist gives final touches to an idol of Lord Vishwakarma at a workshop ahead of upcoming Vishwakarma Puja Festival in Nagaon district of Assam, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.(PTI)
Nagoan: An artist gives final touches to an idol of Lord Vishwakarma at a workshop ahead of upcoming Vishwakarma Puja Festival in Nagaon district of Assam, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 11:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

This Kanpur teacher has rare collection of 700 different kinds of Ganesh idols

Vikas Shrivastav, a teacher by profession, have been collecting these idols for almost 20 years and now it has become a part of his routine.
The massive collection is a sight to witness as every idol presents a different picture of the place where it was made.(Photo: ANI)
The massive collection is a sight to witness as every idol presents a different picture of the place where it was made.(Photo: ANI)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 04:25 PM IST
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Kanpur | ByAsian News International

Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Date, time, shubh muhurat, significance, facts and history

Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Here is the date, time, shubh muhurat, significance, facts and history for Janmashtami this year.
Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Devotees fast and sing devotional songs for Krishna at midnight when he was born. After the midnight hour, statues of baby Krishna are washed and placed for worship.(Shutterstock)
Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Devotees fast and sing devotional songs for Krishna at midnight when he was born. After the midnight hour, statues of baby Krishna are washed and placed for worship.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 09:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

At Tihar jail, 150 Hindu prisoners observe roza in solidarity with Muslim inmates

In the first week of May, most Hindu prisoners lodged in different jails met their respective jail superintendents and informed them that they, too, would fast during Ramzan.
Jail officers said the Hindu prisoners gave different reasons why they were observing the fast. “Most of them said they were doing it in solidarity for their Muslim friends.(HT Photo)
Jail officers said the Hindu prisoners gave different reasons why they were observing the fast. “Most of them said they were doing it in solidarity for their Muslim friends.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2019 12:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Navratri 2019: Here’s to healthy fasting

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.
Anti-inflammatory foods like yogurt can be had with a mix of berries for extra antioxidants.(Unsplash)
Anti-inflammatory foods like yogurt can be had with a mix of berries for extra antioxidants.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 03:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByPrerna Gauba

Only BJP can build Ram temple in Ayodhya, says UP CM Adityanath

About the preparations being made for the upcoming Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, the chief minister alleged that Hindu festivals were demeaned and Hindu traditions were insulted so far.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said only the BJP can build a Ram temple in Ayodhya (PTI File Photo)(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said only the BJP can build a Ram temple in Ayodhya (PTI File Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Dec 23, 2018 07:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

‘Diwali, a holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains’: Donald Trump’s tweet raises storm on social media

United States President Donald Trump’s tweet calling Diwali a “holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains” have started a raging Twitter storm over his apparent omission of Hindus, the members of the first and largest religion to observe it.
The problem apparently arose as Donald Trump’s tweets based on his prepared speech were out of sequence and also because the first tweet was deleted and reposted.(Reuters)
The problem apparently arose as Donald Trump’s tweets based on his prepared speech were out of sequence and also because the first tweet was deleted and reposted.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 12:41 PM IST
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New York | ByIndo-Asian News Service

Karwa Chauth during pregnancy, is it safe to fast? Everything you need to know

Karwa Chauth 2018: Is keeping a fast if you’re expecting a good idea? Or does it pose a danger to pregnant women and their babies? Read on to find out.
Karwa Chauth 2018: Doctors warn day-long fasting during Karwa Chauth could overly stress pregnant women’s bodies. (Shutterstock)
Karwa Chauth 2018: Doctors warn day-long fasting during Karwa Chauth could overly stress pregnant women’s bodies. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 01:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanya Panwar

Navratri 2018: Nine colours for nine days

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.
Each colour of Navratri represents a different spirit and narrative in context of the many avatars of Goddess Durga.(HT File Photo)
Each colour of Navratri represents a different spirit and narrative in context of the many avatars of Goddess Durga.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 05:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySaumya Sharma

Durga Puja@ Pune: Festive mood sets with increasing number of mandaps

 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.
Durga mandap at Koregaon Park where people were seen taking pictures during Navaratri on Monday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)
Durga mandap at Koregaon Park where people were seen taking pictures during Navaratri on Monday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 02:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

VHP says won’t allow screening of Aayush Sharma’s Loveratri for ‘distorting’ Navratri’s name

Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain’s debut movie has run into trouble already with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain in Loveratri.
Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain in Loveratri.
Updated on May 22, 2018 08:07 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByHT Correspondent, Vadodara
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