J&K Chief Minister extends festival greetings

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Navreh and Navratra and prayed for communal harmony, peace, brotherhood, progress and prosperity in the State.

Navratra fasting – A feast for body, mind and soul
Navratra fasting – A feast for body, mind and soul

Give your body and mind a chance to break out of a pattern and give it a new direction. Fasting is a gift to an over-burdened body and an over-indulged mind.

Week-long Kullu Dusshera starts with Lord Raghunath's rath yatra

The week-long Dusshera festival got off to a spectacular start here with the traditional rath yatra of principal deity Lord Raghunathji from Sultanpur Temple to Dhalpur Maidan, even as Dusshera and Navratras festivities concluded in rest of the state.

Over 1.5 lakh devotees visited Vaishnodevi shrine during Navratras

 Over 1.25 lakh devotees from various parts of the country and outside thronged the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi during the Navratra festivals till today, shrine board officials said.

This Navratras - aim for natural beauty with Fruits!

Navratra season indeed compels us to get a make-over; be it clothes, makeup or shoe; we spare nothing and swap all to emerge pretty as the “Goddess” itself! 

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Navratra festival at Katra to be low key affair

In view of the devastating floods and the loss of lives in Jammu and Kashmir, this year's 'Navratra' festival will be a low key affair at Katra, where the famous Vaishno Devi shrine is situated.

President, PM greet people on Ram Navami

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greeted the people on Ram Navami, the Hindu festival that marks the birth of Lord Ram.

Bollywood dazzles Kolkata this Durga puja

It`s a glitzy affair this Durga puja in the city with Bollywood celebrities upping the glam quotient to mark the gala five day festivities.

Narendra Modi inaugurates Garba festival in Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said that festivals in the country should be encouraged because they showcase Indian`s culture to the world.

J&K Governor greets people on Navratras

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Friday greeted the people on the commencement of Navratras and prayed for communal harmony, brotherhood, peace, progress and prosperity in the state.

The Days of Durgotsav

It is not the time of the year when the mood of festivities catches on like wild fire and everybody regardless of who they are and where they are in India join the celebration.

Vijayadashami - Celebration in the heart!

To understand the festivity of navratra and the enthusiasm of the festival, one has to be Indian. You cannot be untouched by the beauty and magic of the festive season if you stay in this country.

Navratra celebrations away from home

Whether it be the US or Australia, or Moscow, Indians have now reached far and wide – working hard and making their mark in foreign lands. And yet, they have maintained their customs and rituals.

Over 1.50 lakh devotees visit Vaishno Devi shrine in J&K

During the first four days of Navratra festival, over 1.50 lakh devotees have visited the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Trikuta hills of Reasi district.

24,000 pilgrims pay obeisance at Vaishnodevi on 1st Navratra

As many as 24,000 devotees paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Vaishnodevi in Katra on the first day of Navratra on Thursday.

With ‘Navratras` onset, devotees throng Himachal temples

Tens of thousands of devotees assembled in different parts of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday and offered prayers on the onset of the nine-day Navratra, considered by Hindus to be an auspicious period.

Recipe: Aloo Potol

Check out the delicious aloo potol this season.

Bollywood stars wishes fans happy Dusshera

Bollywood stars have wished their fans `Happy Dusshera` on micro-blogging website Twitter.

Durga Stuti

The invocation to Goddess Durga.