Varanasi celebrates Dev Deepawali

The Dev Deepavali is the festival of Kartik Poornima celebrated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Scores of Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath Pooja in US

Scores of Indian-Americans, some even driving a few hundred miles, gathered on the banks of the historic Potomac river in the suburb of the US capital here and celebrated the ancient Hindu festival of Chhath.

Chhath Puja special: Exclusive with Manoj Tiwari

Zee Media Exclusive: Manoj Tiwari croons on the occassion of Chhat Puja.

Watch: Chhath puja celebrations across India

Chhath, which is an ancient Indian festival solely dedicated to the God of Sun and Chhathi Maiya, is mainly celebrated and observed in Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Manthan: Chhath celebrations begin

Chhath is an ancient Hindu festival and only Vedic Festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya and Chhathi Maiya. The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.

Indonesia grants one day Diwali holiday to Indians

For the second consecutive year, the Indonesian capital city has decided to grant a one day Diwali holiday tomorrow to all Indian nationals and Indonesians of Indian descent so they can celebrate the Hindu festival of lights.

Watch: Traditional Ramleela drama in 14 minutes

Ramleela-A drama event on hindu festival Dussehra.

Singapore to impose alcohol ban along Hindu festival route

Singapore will impose an alcohol ban in the area where the Hindu religious festival Thaipusam is to be celebrated on Friday, police said.

Nation celebrates Makar Sankranti with fervour

On Sankranti, millions of devotees are expected to throng the ghats of Ganga to take a holy dip as it is considered to be auspicious.

Nepal bans sale of marijuana at Hindu festival

About 500,000 devotees attended the festival at Katmandu, considered the most revered Hindu shrine.