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Chaitra Navratri 2024: Significance of the 9 colours of Navratri

Chaitra Navratri is a nine-day Hindu festival celebrated in the month of Chaitra, marking the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The festival is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga and her nine avatars. Each day of Navratri is associated with a specific colour, which holds significant meaning and symbolism. Here are the nine colours of Navratri and their significance: 
Published on Apr 11, 2024 02:26 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024: Devotees throng temples on first day of festival

Devotees wait in queues to offer prayers at Vindhyavasini temple on the first day of the 'Chaitra Navratri' festival in Mirzapur.
Published on Apr 09, 2024 01:14 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2024 rangoli: 12 easy to make rangoli designs

celebrated over nine days in the Hindu month of Chaitra, the festival of Chaitra Navratri  will be celebrated this year from Tuesday, April 9 – Wednesday, Apr 7 where the word "Navratri" stands for "nine nights" in Sanskrit that are dedicated to the worship of Durga and her various incarnations. Chaitra Navratri marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year and it is considered an auspicious time to start new ventures or projects hence, people come together to worship the divine feminine energy and seek her blessings for a prosperous and happy life while decorating their homes with beautiful rangoli designs.
Published on Apr 08, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Navratri 2023 Day 9: Bollywood celeb-inspired chic peacock green ethnic outfits

On the ninth day of Shardiya Navratri, Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped and the colour of the day is peacock green, representing diversity and abundance. Many celebrities have incorporated this colour in their ethnic outfits, creating a fusion of tradition and modern style. If you still haven't decided on your outfit for Day 9, don't worry, we're here to help. Let's take a closer look at some celebrity-inspired ethnic peacock green ensembles that are not only fashionable, but also capture the essence of this auspicious festival.
Published on Oct 23, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Navratri 2023 Day 7: Bollywood celebs- inspired stunning grey ethnic outfits

Goddess Kalaratri is worshipped on the seventh day of Shardiya Navratri and the colour of the day is grey, which represents subtlety and mystery. Whether it's a saree, a suit or a stunning gown, Bollywood celebrities know how to pull off any look to perfection. If you haven't decided on your outfit yet and don't know how to style this enchanting colour, don't worry, we've got you covered. From Bhumi Pednekar to Kriti Sanon, the style divas of Bollywood are here to show you how to rock grey ethnic outfits with a dash of sass. Scroll down to take some notes and get ready to steal the show at the Garba party.
Published on Oct 21, 2023 11:48 AM IST

Durga Puja: Devotees throng historic Kamakhya temple in Guwahati

The Kamakhya temple holds significant importance in Shakti worship. The celebrations here commence on the ninth day of the waning moon, known as 'Krishna Navami,' and conclude on the ninth day of the waxing moon, referred to as 'Sukla Navami,' within the Hindu month of 'Ashwin.' 
Published on Oct 19, 2023 09:53 AM IST

Navratri fruits: Papaya to kiwi, best fruits to eat while fasting

"As the festive season is about to begin in full swing, so is the fasting season. Observing fasts is a widely practised aspect of Navratri and other festivals because of its cultural significance. So naturally your diet becomes a concern when it comes to having limited meal options to keep you full and energetic throughout the day. But a healthy consumption of fruits ensures that your body stays hydrated and well nourished. Here are the best fruits that can be your nutritious fasting partner this year," says Sunny Khattar, Founder, Farmio. 
Published on Oct 18, 2023 12:28 PM IST

Shardiya Navratri Day 3: From Alia Bhatt to Kajol, celeb inspired red outfits

On the third day of Shardiya Navratri, Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped and the colour of the day is red. Donning the colour red on this day is considered auspicious and is also the most popular colour of chunri offered to the goddess. Red represents passion and love and wearing this colour makes the devotee feel energetic and alive. If you still haven't decided on your stunning red outfits then don't worry, we are here to help you out with some of the most stunning Bollywood inspired red outfits. Whether it's a suit, a saree or a red lehenga, our B-town divas know how to pull off every look to perfection. From Alia Bhatt's red chiffon saree to Kajol's traditional kurta, here is your lookbook for the perfect Navratri Day 3 look.
Published on Oct 17, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Shardiya Navratri 2023 Day 2: B'wood celeb-inspired stunning white outfit ideas

The goddess Brahmacharini, whose name means 'one who practices austerity' in Sanskrit, is worshipped on the second day of Navratri. The colour of the day is white, representing peace and purity. When it comes to fashion and style, nobody does it better than our glamorous Bollywood divas. If you are yet to decide on your white outfit for day 2 of Navratri, don't worry, we have got you covered. From Ananya Pandey's stunning mirror embellished lehenga to Mouni Roy's mesmerising net saree, here are some of the most stylish ethnic white outfits that are sure to turn heads and make you the queen of Navratri. Scroll down to take notes. 
Updated on Oct 16, 2023 02:04 PM IST

Navratri: Devotees throng Mata temples across country on 1st day of festival

The nine-day long festival of Navratri began today, October 15. Hindu devotees thronged Mata Temples across the country on Sunday, the first day of Shardiya Navratri. In this photo, devotees can be seen waiting in queues to offer prayers at Vindhyavasini temple on the first day of the Navratri festival, in Mirzapur.
Published on Oct 15, 2023 01:57 PM IST

Navratri 2023: Celebrity-inspired outfits for each day of festival

Navratri, a nine-night Hindu festival honoring goddess Durga, links each day to a distinct form and its own rituals. Starting on October 15 and concluding on October 24 this year, here are nine celebrity-inspired outfits for each day. 
Published on Oct 13, 2023 02:44 PM IST

Shardiya Navratri: How to rest and rejuvenate after a night of Garba and Dandiya

This year, Navratri is set to begin on October 15 and conclude on October 24. In places like Gujarat and Maharashtra, people celebrate with lively dancing in colorful traditional outfits during Garba and Dandiya nights. These nights are the most exciting, but they can leave you feeling tired. Here are some easy ways to recover and feel better after all the fun dancing. 
Published on Oct 12, 2023 05:52 PM IST

Shardiya Navratri 2023: 8 spices to consume during Navratri fasting

Spices play a crucial role during Navratri fasting, not only for adding flavor and aroma to the dishes but also for providing essential nutrients and aiding digestion. Here are eight spices that are commonly consumed during Navratri fasting: 
Published on Oct 12, 2023 05:34 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2023: 6 drinks and beverages to have during Navratri fast

Navratri is a Hindu festival that is typically observed with fasting and prayers for nine consecutive nights. During this time, people usually abstain from consuming non-vegetarian food, alcohol, and certain grains and vegetables. However, they can consume a variety of drinks that are allowed during the fasting period. Here are some of the most popular drinks that you must try. 
Published on Mar 24, 2023 05:12 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri: 5 vrat-friendly namkeen to have with tea

It is time to relish the lip-smacking namkeens! Here's a list of vrat-friendly namkeens that you can savour with your tea and celebrate Chaitra Navratri with your loved ones.
Updated on Mar 22, 2023 09:51 AM IST

Navratri 2023: Healthy alternatives to deep-fried snacks while fasting

During Navratri, many people choose to fast, and it's important to consume healthy and nutritious foods to maintain energy levels throughout the day. Here are some healthy alternatives to deep-fried snacks that you can include in your Navratri fasting diet: 
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 12:49 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2023: High-protein snacks to keep you full during fasting

Navratri fasting is a time when people refrain from consuming certain foods, including grains, legumes, and meat. However, it's important to consume adequate protein during the fasting period to help you stay full and satiated. Here are some high-protein snacks that you can have during Navratri fasting: 
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 05:29 PM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2023: 7 vrat-friendly breakfast items for keeping energy levels

Navratri is a festival celebrated in India where devotees observe fasts for nine days. During this time, they avoid consuming grains, non-vegetarian food, and alcohol. It is important to consume healthy and energy-rich foods during this period to keep your energy levels high. Here are seven vrat-friendly breakfast items that can help you stay energized during Navratri: 
Published on Mar 15, 2023 10:51 AM IST

Chaitra Navratri 2023 rituals: All you want to know about nine days of fasting

Chaitra Navratri is a Hindu festival celebrated over a period of nine days during the Hindu month of Chaitra, which falls in late March or early April according to the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as Vasant Navratri or Rama Navratri. Here is some information about Chaitra Navratri you probably didn't know about. 
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 02:17 PM IST

Alia Bhatt shares glimpse of Navratri celebrations with the Kapoors and Bhatts

Mom-to-be Alia Bhatt and Ranir Kapoor celebrated their first Navratri after marriage. The Kapoor's and Bhatt's reunited under one roof to celebrate the occasion with love, laughter and endless conversations. Recently, the Gangubai actor shared glimpse from their Navratri celebrations on her Instagram handle.
Published on Oct 06, 2022 04:32 PM IST

Hina Khan’s post-Navratri ethnics are goals for upcoming Diwali

Hina Khan is on a spree of sharing snippets from her ethnic fashion diaries. The actor, who is an absolute fashionista, shared a slew of pictures from her best-dressed diaries on her Instagram profile on Thursday and drove our midweek blues away. Post-Navratri, Hina is celebrating the aftertaste of the festive season in an ethnic ensemble.
Updated on Oct 06, 2022 03:43 PM IST

Aamna Sharif’s black ensemble for Dussehra is meant for every festival

Aamna Sharif is on a spree of giving us fashion goals. The actor, who is an absolute fashionista, shared snippets from her Dussehra fashion diaries on her Instagram profile a day back and they are making fashion overs scurry to take notes for the upcoming festivals. Navratri ended with Dussehra a day back on October 5. Aamna shared snippets where she can be seen looked gorgeous as ever in black.
Published on Oct 06, 2022 08:38 AM IST

Sindoor Khela 2022: Women bask in festivities. Pics inside

Sindoor Khela 2022: Durga Puja comes to an end for this year. The festival started with Mahalaya on September 26 and ended with Vijaya Dashami on October 5. Sindoor khela is one of the main attractions of Durga Puja when married women smear vermillion on the faces of each other.
Updated on Oct 05, 2022 03:00 PM IST

Huma Qureshi, Mouni Roy and others celebrate Dussehra in ethnics

Dussehra is here. The celebrities are basking in the festivities. In some parts of the country, Saraswati Pooja is also celebrated on this day. Dussehra marks the end of Navratri and Durga Puja. In West Bengal and the north-East, Dussehra is also referred to as Vijaya Dashami. Huma Qureshi, Mouni Roy and Sobhita Dhulipala shared snippets from their Dussehra festivities on their Instagram profiles.
Updated on Oct 05, 2022 01:07 PM IST

Sanjana Sanghi’s Navratri attire is perfect for today and every festive day

Sanjana Sanghi is celebrating Navratri in style. A day back, the actor attended a Navratri Utsav in an ethnic ensemble. She shared a few snippets of her look for the day on her Instagram profile, and they are giving us all kinds of festive fashion inspo. The actor decked up in pastel shades and pushed the fashion bar higher for us, yet again.
Updated on Oct 05, 2022 11:03 AM IST

Rhea Chakraborty pulls off a semi-formal look, poses ‘like a boss’

Rhea Chakraborty is on a spree of making us drool. The actor keeps slaying fashion goals on a daily basis with snippets from her fashion diaries. Be it a formal attire or a casual one or the ethnic ensembles, Rhea can do it all with grace and sass. The actor shared a slew of pictures from her well-dressed diaries on her Instagram profile on Tuesday.
Updated on Oct 04, 2022 01:00 PM IST

Disha Parmar sizzles in a silver saree gown, slays Navratri fashion goals

Disha Parmar is having the perfect wardrobe for Navratri this year. Be it a white saree with minimal decorations or a unique saree gown to sizzle in the evening Navratri parties, the actor is owning the fashion game like a pro. Disha, a day back, shared fresh fashion inspo with us in the form of a slew of pictures.
Updated on Oct 04, 2022 09:09 AM IST

Durga Puja 2022: Here's all you need to know about the devotional Dhunuchi Naach

The iconic Dhunuchi Naach is an integral part of Durga Puja and has become synonymous with the festival. It is performed during the evening Durga aarti by devotees holding two or even three dhunuchis at once and dancing to the beats of the Dhak. Here's all you need to know about the significance of Bengal's Dhunuchi Naach during Durga Puja.
Published on Sep 28, 2022 03:17 PM IST

Navratri 2022: From Alia to Sara, here are B'wood divas-inspired Navratri makeup

Our favourite festival of Navratri is here. It is a festival full of fun and glamour. Nine nights of fun, dandiya and festive fashion. During these nine days, it is customary to wear nine different coloured outfits on each day of festivities and a Navratri look is incomplete without good makeup. When it comes to makeup and fashion, no one can beat Bollywood divas as they surely know how to rock any occasion with the right makeup and outfits. It is time to upgrade your make up game by taking inspiration from these gorgeous B-town beauties.
Published on Sep 26, 2022 09:00 PM IST

Navratri 2022: Significance of Garba during the 9-day-long festival

The nine-day-long festival of Navratri, which marks the victory of good over evil, has begun today, September 26 and will go on till October 5. It is held annually during the month of Ashwin (September or October). One of the main highlights of Navratri celebrations in the country is the traditional dance form 'Garba' which is a symbol of devotion and worship.
Published on Sep 26, 2022 02:04 PM IST
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