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Lucknow’s Gomti riverfront, the Ganga banks in Varanasi and Patna and other places in Mumbai, Delhi and Bhubaneswar were abuzz with devotees despite the Covid-19 restrictions, according to news agency ANI.(Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)

Chhath Puja concludes, devotees offer ‘arghya’ keeping Covid-19 protocols at bay

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 08:47 AM IST
The four-day celebration period of Chhath Puja, dedicated to the Sun God, see rituals known as Prathihar, Dala Chhath, Chhathi, and Surya Shashthi.
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Makar Sankranti 2019: An activity which is synonymous with Makar Sankranti is kite flying and the sky is seen covered by kites of all colours and sizes.
Makar Sankranti 2019: An activity which is synonymous with Makar Sankranti is kite flying and the sky is seen covered by kites of all colours and sizes.

Makar Sankranti 2019: Significance of the festival

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 01:08 PM IST
Makar Sankranti also marks the starting of a six months propitious period for Hindus referred to as the Uttarayana period. Every 12 years, along with Makar Sankranti celebrations, the Kumbh Mela also takes place, which is one of the world’s largest mass privileges.
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Also known as Surya Shasthi, the festival is performed to seek blessings of Surya to live a long and healthy life.(HT File Photo)
Also known as Surya Shasthi, the festival is performed to seek blessings of Surya to live a long and healthy life.(HT File Photo)

Chhath Puja 2018: Here are latest Chhath Puja wishes, Whatsapp messages, SMSes and images

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 12:30 PM IST
Chhath Puja 2018: Here are some latest wishes, Whatsapp messages and images you can wish people with.
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Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is born and brought up in Delhi.(PHOTO: Shivam Saxena/HT)
Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is born and brought up in Delhi.(PHOTO: Shivam Saxena/HT)

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra: I like Lodi Garden in the evening

By Henna Rakheja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 05:16 PM IST
Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says he loves to visit Lodi Gardens when in Delhi, and names books that he would like to adapt for the screen.
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