Navratri 2019

On Mahanavami, Sudarsan Pattnaik shares beautiful sand art Durga creation—See pic

The 9-day long festival of Navratri began from September 29 this year and will come to an end on October 7, with Dussehra falling on the 8th of this month.

Oct 07, 2019, 17:07 PM IST

Durga Puja 2019: Know why married Bengali women perform Sindoor Khela ritual on Vijayadashami

Right from Dhaak Beats Sandhi Pujo, Dhanuchi Dance to Sindoor Khela—each and every ancient ritual holds great significance. 

Oct 07, 2019, 15:37 PM IST

Maha Navami 2019: Navratri Puja timings

This form of Durga blesses her bhakts and all the divine aspirations of the devotees are fulfilled by the 9th form of Durga—Maa Siddhidatri.

Oct 07, 2019, 10:59 AM IST

Navratri 2019, Day 9: Worship Maa Siddhidatri for wish fulfilment

Siddhi means supernatural power or meditative ability and Dhatri refers to the giver or awarder.

Oct 07, 2019, 09:55 AM IST

Navratri 2019 Day 8: Worship Maa Maha Gauri today to get relief from sufferings

Durga, who represents the feminine form, is worshipped in nine forms and each day is dedicated to one of her avatars. 

Oct 06, 2019, 05:50 AM IST

Navratri 2019 Day 7: Worship Goddess Kalratri for making you fearless

The auspicious occasion of Navratri began from the 28th of September and will last till the 7th of October, Vijayadashami is celebrated on the 8th of October. The nine-day long festival marks the victory of good over evil and is celebrated with must gusto and fervour across the globe.

Oct 05, 2019, 07:48 AM IST

Ashtami 2019: The best last-minute gift ideas for Kanjak puja during Navratri

If you are still confused as to what gifts you should buy for Kanjak Puja, here are some last-minute ideas!

Oct 04, 2019, 19:22 PM IST

Why women need to find their inner Durga to kill today's 'Mahishasur'

To fight the demon of today, women can actually get inspired by Maa Durga's life and take some lessons:

Oct 04, 2019, 16:55 PM IST

Sudarsan Pattnaik shares breathtaking sand art creation of Maa Durga on Pujo festivity

It is believed that goddess Durga along with her children Laxmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikeya descend to earth to visit her parents' abode.

Oct 04, 2019, 11:34 AM IST

Navratri 2019 Day 6: Worship Maa Katyayani for a blissful married life

The first day of the widely celebrated Hindu festival, Navratri commenced on September 28 this year and will be on till 7th, with Vijayadashami being celebrated on the 8th of this month. The entire country is embroiled in the festive spirit of this 9-day long festival. Navratri or Durga Puja marks the victory of good over evil.

Oct 04, 2019, 07:47 AM IST

Navratri 2019: Know the origin and existence of the 51 Shaktipeethas

Shaktipeethas are places of worship dedicated to Maa Durga. If you are wondering about how these Shaktipeethas came into existence, here is a popular legend describing their origin.

Oct 03, 2019, 09:22 AM IST

Navratri 2019 Day 5: Seek Maa Skandamata's blessings for wisdom, salvation

On the fifth day of Navaratri, Lord Kartikeya’s mother – Skandamata - is worshipped by devotees. Since Durga gave birth to Lord Kartikeya (also known as Skanda) in this form, she is known as Skandamata.

Oct 03, 2019, 06:41 AM IST

Navratri 2019: Follow the colour code for each day!

Vijayadashami or Dussehra falls on October 8, making this month a festival-heavy time!

Oct 02, 2019, 18:54 PM IST

Navratri 2019 Day 4: Worship Goddess Kushmanda for strength and wealth today

This form of Durga is believed to have the power to reside within the sun. Hence, she has the radiance and the glow to sustain and preserve energy. Mounted on a tiger, the goddess is depicted with Ashta Bhuja or eight hands.

Oct 02, 2019, 10:06 AM IST

This Navratri and Durga Puja, amp up your style game like a pro!

Navratri and Durga Puja mean devotion and celebration across the globe, as the Indian diaspora abroad celebrates the festival with equal enthusiasm. 

Oct 01, 2019, 18:01 PM IST

Here's why you can't eat onion and garlic during Navratri

Durga Puja is celebrated widely by Bengals across the globe.

Sep 30, 2019, 19:01 PM IST

Navratri 2019 Day 2 - Worship Maa Brahmacharini for peace

The nine-day-long auspicious festival of Navratri commenced on September 29. Each day is dedicated to the nine different forms of Durga or feminine power. This is one of the most celebrated festivals in India 

Sep 30, 2019, 07:26 AM IST

Navratri 2019: Popular legends associated with the festival

This year, the festival of Navratri begins from September 29. Here are some legends associated with the auspicious festival. 

Sep 29, 2019, 17:05 PM IST

Navratri 2019 Day 1: Worship Devi Shailputri for good fortune

The nine-day-long auspicious festival of Navratri starts from   The nine days dedicated to the nine different forms of Durga or feminine power is one of the most celebrated festivals in India.

Sep 29, 2019, 07:20 AM IST