Diwali 2017: Wish your loved ones with these WhatsApp/SMS messages

Diwali 2017: Wish your loved ones with these WhatsApp/SMS messages

It's that time of the year again when homes and offices are extensively decorated, when sweets and chocolate boxes have a high sale and when kids can be heard murmuring excitedly about all the gifts

Oct 17, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Diwali 2017: Lakshmi Pujan Tithi, Timings and Vidhi

Diwali 2017: Lakshmi Pujan Tithi, Timings and Vidhi

Beautiful rangoli made of flowers/ colours and other decorative items adorn the threshold of the house and torans or door hangings enhance the beauty of the entrance.  

Oct 16, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
Diwali 2017: Tales associated with the festival of lights

Diwali 2017: Tales associated with the festival of lights

People soak in the colours of festivities by getting dressed in new bright clothes, fine jewellery and complimenting accessories.

Oct 16, 2017, 11:27 AM IST
Diwali 2017: Check out Puja calendar

Diwali 2017: Check out Puja calendar

The style, magnitude and grandeur has seen sea change but the fundamental essence has remained the same.

Oct 12, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
Dhanteras 2017: Why buying gold on this day is considered auspicious

Dhanteras 2017: Why buying gold on this day is considered auspicious

This October has a festive fragrance to it with Diwali and Dhanteras lighting our homes. The festival of lights is preceded with Dhanteras when people throng markets to buy gold items and utensils

Oct 11, 2017, 18:55 PM IST
Dhanteras 2017: Puja tithi, timings and Muhurat

Dhanteras 2017: Puja tithi, timings and Muhurat

It is that time of the year when you can feel the festive spirit in the atmosphere around. With Diwali on October 19, the much-awaited festival of Dhanteras this year happens to be on the 17th of

Oct 11, 2017, 17:05 PM IST
Kullu Dussehra ends as assembled deities start returning

Kullu Dussehra ends as assembled deities start returning

The weeklong Kullu Dussehra festivities, unique to this Himachal Pradesh town, ended on Friday as over 225 assembled deities started their journey back to their temples in beautifully decorated

Oct 06, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
Karwa Chauth 2017: Why this day is significant

Karwa Chauth 2017: Why this day is significant

Karva means pot and Chauth refers to the fourth day as per Hindu calendar.

Oct 06, 2017, 15:54 PM IST
Karwa Chauth 2017: Puja Vidhi, Tithi and Timings

Karwa Chauth 2017: Puja Vidhi, Tithi and Timings

Dressed in their best fineries, married women in India observe a day long fast on the occasion of Karva Chauth and break it after sighting the moon at night.

Oct 06, 2017, 13:58 PM IST
Sai Baba's abode: Eleven blessings that you will receive in Shirdi

Sai Baba's abode: Eleven blessings that you will receive in Shirdi

You know your lord will listen to your prayers, no matter where you are. Shirdi Sai Baba has many followers across the world. So, to make things easier to the Sai Baba bhakts, we tell you the famous

Sep 30, 2017, 13:57 PM IST
Dussehra: The day when Shirdi Sai Baba took Mahasamadhi

Dussehra: The day when Shirdi Sai Baba took Mahasamadhi

The saint of Shirdi, Sai Baba is revered across the globe. Baba's teachings and learnings have travelled over years and people irrespective of their religion have shown utmost faith in the Satguru.

Sep 30, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
Dussehra 2017: Significance of Vijayadashami in East India

Dussehra 2017: Significance of Vijayadashami in East India

The last day of the 10-day-long Durga Puja festival culminates with the immersion of the Durga murti, following a grand procession.

Sep 30, 2017, 11:46 AM IST
Dussehra 2017: Why Ramlila holds great significance on this day

Dussehra 2017: Why Ramlila holds great significance on this day

Dussehra or Vijayadashami is a widely celebrated festival in our country. The tenth day after the nine-day long Navratri fervour is known as Dussehra. The festival is celebrated differently in

Sep 29, 2017, 18:58 PM IST
This Greater Noida village mourns on Dussehra, Diwali and celebrates Ravana as tragic hero!

This Greater Noida village mourns on Dussehra, Diwali and celebrates Ravana as tragic hero!

Mythology has varied interpretations and tends to tell a lot about one's rich culture and heritage.

Sep 29, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
Navratri 2017: Day 9 – Seek Maa Siddhidatri’s blessings to make wishes comes true

Navratri 2017: Day 9 – Seek Maa Siddhidatri’s blessings to make wishes comes true

The ninth day of Navratri is spent worshipping Siddhidatri, a form of Durga who is known for her wish-fulfilling capabilities.

Sep 29, 2017, 10:25 AM IST
Navratri 2017: Day 8 –Worship Maa Maha Gauri to end sufferings

Navratri 2017: Day 8 –Worship Maa Maha Gauri to end sufferings

Unlike Kalratri, who is ferocious, Maha Gauri is calm and compassionate.

Sep 28, 2017, 08:06 AM IST
Why we must ‘worship’ our rivers, our lifelines

Why we must ‘worship’ our rivers, our lifelines

Egypt flourished on the banks of the river Nile while the civilisation back home was nurtured by the river Indus also referred to as the Sindhu.

Sep 27, 2017, 14:26 PM IST
Navratri 2017: Day 7 - Destroy ignorance by worshipping Devi Kalratri

Navratri 2017: Day 7 - Destroy ignorance by worshipping Devi Kalratri

She is believed to be the destroyer of all demoniacal powers, i.e., kaal.

Sep 27, 2017, 08:10 AM IST
Navratri 2017: Day 6 - Worship Devi Katyayani for blissful married life

Navratri 2017: Day 6 - Worship Devi Katyayani for blissful married life

The epitome of love and anger, the idols of Katyayani are portrayed with four arms and three eyes, and mounted on a lion.

Sep 26, 2017, 09:36 AM IST
Navratri 2017, Day 5: Here's how to worship Goddess Skandamata for salvation

Navratri 2017, Day 5: Here's how to worship Goddess Skandamata for salvation

Mounted on a lion, she is depicted with four hands and has baby Kartikeya on her lap. Here’s a simple Mantra dedicated to Devi Skandamata:

Sep 24, 2017, 18:33 PM IST

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