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Hrithik Roshan marks Maha Shivratri celebrations with throwback pics

  • Hrithik Roshan shared a series of old photos featuring his grandfather, ex-wife Sussanne Khan and their children to reveal how their family's Maha Shivratri celebrations were not the same this year due to the pandemic.
Hrithik Roshan shares a throwback photo with his grandfather, J. Om Prakash.
Hrithik Roshan shares a throwback photo with his grandfather, J. Om Prakash.
Published on Mar 12, 2021 10:11 AM IST
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Maha Shivratri: Alia visits temple, paps ask if she prayed for something special

Alia Bhatt and Ayan Mukerji visited a temple in Mumbai on the festival of Maha Shivratri on Thursday. Watch their video here.
Alia Bhatt and Ayan Mukerji visited a temple in Mumbai on Thursday,
Alia Bhatt and Ayan Mukerji visited a temple in Mumbai on Thursday,
Published on Mar 12, 2021 08:46 AM IST
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Maharashtra devotees defy ban, walk through forests to reach Shiva temples in MP

  • The SP said most of the devotees, who approached by road in vehicles, were sent back, but devotees, in small groups reached the temples on foot from Nagpur.
The devotees defied ban on gathering in Hoshangabad district to pray at Shiva Temples on Maha Shivratri(AFP)
The devotees defied ban on gathering in Hoshangabad district to pray at Shiva Temples on Maha Shivratri(AFP)
Published on Mar 12, 2021 08:10 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bhopal/hoshangabad

Celebrating Maha Shivratri in India amid Covid-19 pandemic

However, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there are several restrictions and guidelines put in place to ensure the safety of the devotees offering prayers on the holy day.
The Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, which usually draws thousands of pilgrims and sadhus on the festival is seeing a dip in the number of visitors this year due to the health crisis.(AFP)
The Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, which usually draws thousands of pilgrims and sadhus on the festival is seeing a dip in the number of visitors this year due to the health crisis.(AFP)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 12:07 PM IST
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Kumbh Mela: Devotees take holy dip in Haridwar on Shivratri, security heightened

The new Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Wednesday directed officials to ensure floral showers for the pilgrims on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.
Hindu devotees take a holy dip in the waters of the River Ganges on the Shahi Snan on the occasion of Maha Shivratri during the ongoing Kumbh Mela festival in Haridwar. (AFP Photo )
Hindu devotees take a holy dip in the waters of the River Ganges on the Shahi Snan on the occasion of Maha Shivratri during the ongoing Kumbh Mela festival in Haridwar. (AFP Photo )
Published on Mar 11, 2021 11:06 AM IST
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Sonu Sood says people should do this instead of forwarding Lord Shiva's photos

Sonu Sood has a message for his fans on Maha Shivratri. He has asked everyone to help a person in need rather than forwarding messages and pictures to their friends.
Sonu Sood's Mahashivratri message is different from others.
Sonu Sood's Mahashivratri message is different from others.
Published on Mar 11, 2021 11:04 AM IST
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Maha Shivratri 2021: History, significance, and celebration

Maha Shivratri 2021: Maha Shivratri, literally translates as ‘the great night of Shiva’ and according to legend, it is on this night that Lord Shiva performs his heavenly dance or ‘tandav’. This year, the festival will start on March 11 at 2:39 pm and end at 3:02 pm of March 12.
Maha Shivratri is predominantly a Hindu festival, celebrated annually in honour of Lord Shiva(Pixabay)
Maha Shivratri is predominantly a Hindu festival, celebrated annually in honour of Lord Shiva(Pixabay)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 10:19 AM IST
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Odisha govt restrict congregation, melas on occasion of Maha Shivaratri

The guideline further stated that the social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural and religious functions and other gatherings shall be allowed with a ceiling of 500 persons subject to strict adherence.
In a letter to Collectors and Municipal Commissioners, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed them to restrict congregations, gatherings to such number as may be felt appropriate in view of the prevailing Covid-19.(REUTERS)
In a letter to Collectors and Municipal Commissioners, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed them to restrict congregations, gatherings to such number as may be felt appropriate in view of the prevailing Covid-19.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 03:06 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times| Five arrested for beating, stripping Dalit men for alleged theft in Rajasthan, say police and all the latest news

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The men, who are brothers, were attacked by the agency’s staff about four days ago but the crime came to police’s notice after videos of the incident began circulating on social media on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
The men, who are brothers, were attacked by the agency’s staff about four days ago but the crime came to police’s notice after videos of the incident began circulating on social media on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Feb 20, 2020 01:02 PM IST
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Alia Bhatt on Brahmastra: ‘It could put us on a global pedestal, there’s immense faith in Ayan’s vision’

Alia Bhatt has said that she has immense faith in Ayan Mukerji’s vision in Brahmastra and says that the film isn’t just a superhero film, it is a ‘mystical fantasy drama’.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt star in Ayan Mukherji’s Brahmastra.(Instagram)
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt star in Ayan Mukherji’s Brahmastra.(Instagram)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 11:21 AM IST
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A week on, not even 50,000 use Mumbai Monorail daily

Authorities had estimated around 1 lakh would use the monorail each day
The Maharashtra government recently inaugurated the second phase of the Mumbai Monorail.(HT FILE)
The Maharashtra government recently inaugurated the second phase of the Mumbai Monorail.(HT FILE)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 07:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai

Kumbh Mela ends, 1.10 crore take dip

Officials said with this, 24.05 crore devotees, the highest number ever in the mela, have bathed during the mega religious gathering that began on January 15 on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
The 49-day Kumbh Mela concluded on Monday with 1.10 crore pilgrims taking a dip in the Sangam on the sixth and last bathing day of Maha Shivratri.(PTI)
The 49-day Kumbh Mela concluded on Monday with 1.10 crore pilgrims taking a dip in the Sangam on the sixth and last bathing day of Maha Shivratri.(PTI)
Published on Mar 05, 2019 03:12 AM IST
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Brahmastra: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt leave for Kumbh, the film’s first reveal out on Mahashivratri

Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and director Ayan Mukerji were spotted leaving for Prayagraj, where they will unveil the first official piece of material from their upcoming film Brahmastra on Mahashivratri.
Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and director Ayan Mukerji spotted at the airport.(Varinder Chawla)
Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and director Ayan Mukerji spotted at the airport.(Varinder Chawla)
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 02:58 PM IST
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Mahashivratri 2019: WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook messages to share

Mahashivratri 2019: While remembering Lord Shiva, we can share the joy of this day with family and friends by sending them messages and wishes on the special occasion of Mahashivratri.
Mahashivratri 2019: The history behind this festival differs from region to region, but according to legend it is believed that it was the night when Lord Shiva carried out his dance of creation, protection and destruction.
Mahashivratri 2019: The history behind this festival differs from region to region, but according to legend it is believed that it was the night when Lord Shiva carried out his dance of creation, protection and destruction.
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 10:02 AM IST
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Schedule for Kumbh Mela announced, to be held over 50 days

At least 150 million devotees and tourists are expected to attend the Kumbh Mela, which is among the 13 elements from India on UNESCO’s list of ‘intangible heritage’.
Devotees take a dip in the Godavari river during the Kumbh Mela in Nashik.(HT File Photo)
Devotees take a dip in the Godavari river during the Kumbh Mela in Nashik.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2018 03:49 PM IST
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