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Wish that the warmth of bonfire, the sweetness of gud and rewari on Lohri remain with you forever. Happy Lohri!

Happy Lohri 2021: WhatsApp messages, Facebook status, quotes, SMS to wish Lohri

By Jahnavi Gupta, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:31 PM IST
Happy Lohri 2021: Here are some WhatsApp messages, Facebook status, quotes, wishes, images and SMS to share with your family, friends and loved ones in celebration of the mid-winter festival of Lohri.
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Safety worries to spending capacity of people, the pandemic has affected it all. Dholwallahs share the limited number of bookings they have received amid the Coronavirus pandemic, this Lohri.
Safety worries to spending capacity of people, the pandemic has affected it all. Dholwallahs share the limited number of bookings they have received amid the Coronavirus pandemic, this Lohri.

Lohri sans dhol: Less demand for dholwallahs amid pandemic

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 03:09 PM IST
Coronavirus pandemic has affected the livelihood of Dholwallahs, who share the limited bookings they have received this year vis-à-vis last year.
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Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Christmas 2020: Here’s how India celebrated amid coronavirus pandemic

By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Since the tradition holds that Jesus was born at night, many churches around the globe hold prayers on the evening of December 24 every year to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
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Merry Christmas 2020: Wishes, quotes, images and greetings to share with family and friends

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Jahnavi Gupta | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Merry Christmas 2020: This year, despite the pandemic, here are some warm greeting, wishes and messages that you can share with your loved ones for the festive season to celebrate alongside them.
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Even with the ongoing pandemic, the festival of Christmas brings joy and hopefulness along with it.(Pixabay)
Even with the ongoing pandemic, the festival of Christmas brings joy and hopefulness along with it.(Pixabay)

Christmas 2020: History, significance and celebrations

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Jahnavi Gupta | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 03:49 PM IST
Christmas 2020: Christmas is a time of joy and warmth, surrounded with the love of family members and the comradery of friends.
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Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti
Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti

Happy Gurupurab 2020: Wishes, images to share with your loved ones for Prakash Utsav

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 01:39 PM IST
Guru Nanak Jayanti 2020: One of the most important festivals celebrated by the Sikh community, Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurupurab commemorates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev.
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Each devotee prepares the same offering for the Sun God and arrives at the banks of the rivers and ponds for extending prayers.(Unsplash)
Each devotee prepares the same offering for the Sun God and arrives at the banks of the rivers and ponds for extending prayers.(Unsplash)

Chhath Puja 2020: History, significance and date of the celebration

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Chhath Puja 2020: On this day, devotees offer prayers to the God of light, as he is considered the life force that binds the universe and gives energy to all living things.
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Chhath Puja 2020 wishes to share with your loved ones(HT Graphic)
Chhath Puja 2020 wishes to share with your loved ones(HT Graphic)

Chhath Puja 2020: Quotes, images, messages and wishes to share with your loved ones

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 11:51 AM IST
Chhath Puja 2020 is a Hindu festival dominantly celebrated in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh and the country of Nepal, and this year it will be celebrated on Friday, November 20.
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Bhai Dooj 2020: Share these GIFs, quotes, Facebook status and WhatsApp messages with your siblings this Bhai Tika

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Bhai Dooj 2020: Check out these images, GIFs, emotional Whatsapp messages and Facebook statuses to share on Bhai Tika or Yama Dwitiya
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The bond between siblings is one that deserves to be celebrated all year round.(Unsplash)
The bond between siblings is one that deserves to be celebrated all year round.(Unsplash)

Bhai Dooj 2020: Know all about the history, significance and celebrations of Yama Dwitiya here

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 10:29 AM IST
Bhai Dooj 2020: Also known as Yama Dwitiya or Bhai Tika, the festival marks the bond of love and protection between siblings.
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The rangoli is central to the decoration for Diwali.(Instagram)
The rangoli is central to the decoration for Diwali.(Instagram)

Happy Diwali 2020: Decorate your home with these latest Diwali rangoli designs

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 08:06 AM IST
Happy Diwali 2020: Whether it is made from powdered colours, flowers, coloured rice or even paints; the rangoli adds an element of flair to each and every household.
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As the Diwali festivities began with Dhanteras on Thursday, everyone is on the lookout for gifting options for their relatives, colleagues, and friends.(Pixabay)
As the Diwali festivities began with Dhanteras on Thursday, everyone is on the lookout for gifting options for their relatives, colleagues, and friends.(Pixabay)

Move over sweets, get something useful, creative for Diwali gifts

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 10:16 AM IST
Over the years, Diwali gifts have become synonymous with sweets. While many would love to stick to the basics, there are some who try to find unique gifting options for Diwali.
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people are still engaging in the festivities - and adapting to the new normal - by hosting virtual zoom parties, and small get together.(Unsplash)
people are still engaging in the festivities - and adapting to the new normal - by hosting virtual zoom parties, and small get together.(Unsplash)

Diwali 2020: How millennials are planning to ace fashion game amid pandemic

By Asian News International | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 02:38 PM IST
As the festival of lights, Diwali, is just around the corner millennials are planning to ace their fashion game for these special get-togethers by experimenting with their clothing style.
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Happy Dhanteras 2020(HT Photo)
Happy Dhanteras 2020(HT Photo)

Happy Dhanteras 2020: Best images, wishes to share with your loved ones on Dhanteras

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 05:44 AM IST
Happy Dhanteras 2020: Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi, heralds Diwali celebrations, and this year it will be celebrated on Friday, November 13.
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Happy Diwali wishes
Happy Diwali wishes

Happy Diwali 2020: Wishes, quotes, images to share with family and friends

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 05:42 PM IST
Happy Diwali 2020: May millions of lamps illuminate your life with joy, prosperity, health and wealth forever. Here are some wonderful wishes to share with your loved ones. Read on....
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Personifying elegance and luxury, Palladium is a brand to reckon with.(Asian News International)
Personifying elegance and luxury, Palladium is a brand to reckon with.(Asian News International)

‘The Flight of Hope’- special festive decor at High Street Phoenix and Palladium

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 05:23 PM IST
Along with the slight nip in the air, the season brings along hope, positivity and fresh ideas across fashion, luxury and entertainment. High Street Phoenix and Palladium are all set to welcome the festivities with a campaign for a beautiful lifestyle- The Flight of Hope.
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Representational Image(Pixabay)
Representational Image(Pixabay)

Happy Dhanteras 2020: History, significance, date, city-wise puja muhurat across India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Dhanteras also known as Dhantrayodashi is a major Hindu festival and marks the beginning of Diwali celebrations, this year the festival will fall on Friday, November 13.
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Not crackers exploding into a thousand ephemeral stars in the night sky or bursting on the ground with a deafening boom but ‘rockets’ blooming into marigolds, ‘anaars’ sprouting into amaltas or a ‘charkha’ releasing an onion sapling.(Pixabay)
Not crackers exploding into a thousand ephemeral stars in the night sky or bursting on the ground with a deafening boom but ‘rockets’ blooming into marigolds, ‘anaars’ sprouting into amaltas or a ‘charkha’ releasing an onion sapling.(Pixabay)

Reinventing Diwali with seed crackers

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:58 AM IST
When the skies turn hazy with pollutants and millions gasp for breath, it’s time for a Diwali rethink on how to combine celebration with caution. And some innovators are ready with at least one answer – ‘seed crackers’.
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Representational Image(Pixabay)
Representational Image(Pixabay)

Happy Diwali 2020: History and significance of the Festival of Lights

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 05:42 PM IST
Diwali 2020: Also known as Deepawali, is the Hindu festival of lights which is celebrated by Indians all over the globe.
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Women pray in front of an idol of Hindu God Shiva on Karwa Chauth festival, in Prayagraj, India, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Married Hindu women observe fast throughout the day and break it in the evening after looking at the moon through a sieve to seek long life for their husbands.(AP)
Women pray in front of an idol of Hindu God Shiva on Karwa Chauth festival, in Prayagraj, India, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Married Hindu women observe fast throughout the day and break it in the evening after looking at the moon through a sieve to seek long life for their husbands.(AP)

Karwa Chauth 2020: Muhurat and city-wise moonrise time across India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 08:58 PM IST
Karwa Chauth is a major Hindu festival and this year it will take place today, November 4. The festival is observed by married women, predominantly in Northern India.
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Taapsee Pannu, Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt(Instagram)
Taapsee Pannu, Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt(Instagram)

Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, Anushka Sharma, Sara Ali Khan: Unique fashion ideas to experiment with this Karwa Chauth 2020

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Karwa Chauth 2020: If you are also going to celebrate Karwa Chauth and are out of outfit, hair, make-up and accessory ideas, here’s a guide to some of the best looks donned by these Bollywood beauties including Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut, Vidya Balan, to name a few. Read on...
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Karwa Chauth 2020: Wishes, images, quotes, WhatsApp and Facebook messages to share with family and friends

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 12:00 AM IST
Karwa Chauth 2020: Karwa Chauth is a major Hindu festival, celebrated primarily by women in the days leading up to Diwali.
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Prayagraj: Women get heena applied on their hands ahead of 'Karwa Chauth' festival in Prayagraj, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.(PTI)
Prayagraj: Women get heena applied on their hands ahead of 'Karwa Chauth' festival in Prayagraj, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.(PTI)

Karwa Chauth 2020: Significance, Date and Muhurat Time

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Karwa Chauth 2020, is a popular Hindu festival celebrated predominantly in Northern India, and this year the festival will be celebrated across the country on November 4.
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Dressed in traditional outfits and with masks worn on faces, devotees, while maintaining safe distance, touched the feet of goddess Durga as chants of ‘asche bochor abar hobe’ (till next year) rent the air. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
Dressed in traditional outfits and with masks worn on faces, devotees, while maintaining safe distance, touched the feet of goddess Durga as chants of ‘asche bochor abar hobe’ (till next year) rent the air. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)

Low-key Bijoya Dashami celebrations in Bengal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Bengal
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.
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Happy Dussehra and Vijayadashmi 2020!
Happy Dussehra and Vijayadashmi 2020!

Happy Dussehra 2020: SMS, GIFs, WhatsApp messages and Facebook statuses to share during Vijayadashmi

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 01:43 PM IST
Happy Dussehra 2020: Share these wishes, quotes, Facebook and WhatsApp messages with family and friends to join in the celebration of Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana.
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New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Hindu priest performs aarti to goddess Durga during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, at Kali Mandir Monto Road in New Delhi on Saturday. (Representational)(ANI)
New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Hindu priest performs aarti to goddess Durga during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, at Kali Mandir Monto Road in New Delhi on Saturday. (Representational)(ANI)

Dashmi 2020: History, significance, date and time of Vijayadashmi or Dussehra

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 10:38 AM IST
Dashmi 2020: Dashmi, Dussehra or Vijayadashami is observed on the tenth day of the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin and marks the end of both Durga Puja and Navratri festival.
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