Navratri 2024: Get Navratri 2024 Dates, Navratri Fasting Rules, Navratri Recipes, Navratri Mehendi Designs, Shubh Muhurat | Hindustan Times


The meaning of Navratri is nine nights. The festival dedicated to Maa Durga and her nine avatars is celebrated with much enthusiasm and fanfare. While Navratri falls four times a year, the festivals of Chaitra Navratri and Shardiya Navratri are more popular and observed widely across the country.  Chaitra Navratri falls in March-April while Shardiya Navratri is usually celebrated in October or November. Our country is diverse and so are the celebrations. In North India, Navratri is marked by Ram Leela while in Eastern India, the celebrations take the form of Durga Puja. In Gujarat, Navratri celebrations are more colourful with Garba and Dandiya Raas while the highlight of this festival in South India is Kolu – the exhibition of various dolls and figurines. The nine days of Navratri festivities culminates with Dussehra or Vijayadashmi, the day commemorated as victory of good over evil. On the same day, in West Bengal, devotees bid adieu to Durga Maa and organise Durga Visarjan. more

Shakambhari Navratri 2024: When is it beginning and how do we celebrate

Shakambhari Navratri is a Hindu festival which begins on Paush Shukla Ashtami and ends on Paush Purnima. Know when it begins, rituals, muhurat and more.

Know Shakambhari Navratri date, rituals, celebrations, shubh muhurat, significance and more inside. (Pinterest)
Updated on Jan 18, 2024 09:27 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Once an underworld haven, Dagdi Chawl to make way for shiny skyscrapers

Gawli and the tenants have partnered with Livingstones Infra for the redevelopment project, which will include two 40-storey buildings.

Mumbai, India – April 29, 2018: Relatives outside Dagadi Chawl to attend the funeral of Gangster Arun Gawli's mother. Funeral procession would happen tommorow as per Arun Gawli Payroll technically not happen due to Sunday, in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, April 29, 2018. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 08:29 AM IST
ByVinay Dalvi

Unique yoghurt recipes to greet your guests this festive season

Here are two yoghurt recipes that will make your guests drool this festive season. Take a look.

Unique yoghurt recipes to greet your guests this festive season(Pinterest)
Published on Oct 26, 2023 02:37 PM IST
By, Delhi

12.72 lakh devotee arrivals during navratras boosts Himachal tourism

It was for the first time that the state police started collecting data of arrival of devotees during the Navratri, an annual Hindu festival observed in honour of the goddess Durga

Himachal has four “shaktipeethas” — Naina Devi, Chintpurni, Jawalaji and Bajreshwari Devi — besides several other temples dedicated to Goddess Durga (HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 05:00 AM IST
By, Dharamshala ​

Dalit students’ union protests religious rituals on BBAU campus

The Dalit student union contends that the university should not have permitted the construction of a Shiv temple on the campus in the first place; this temple was built in 2014.

BBAU campus (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2023 08:11 PM IST
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