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Navratri festival

Devotees throng temples across the country as Navratri begins

On the first day of Navaratri, Devi Durga is worshipped as 'Shailaputri'.

Oct 10, 2018, 08:45 AM IST

Navratri special: These Top 10 'Mata Ki Bhente' will make you sing 'Jai Mata Di'!

The holy festival of Navratri has come, when the devotees lavishly celebrate nine days and nights of prayer and fasting. This is the time to feel immensely purified by Durga Bhakti.

Apr 08, 2016, 14:29 PM IST

Emerge as 'Goddess' itself this dandia season!

The festival of Navratra, calls for Dandia and Dandia nights are incomplete without a perfect-looking you! But, to attain perfect beauty you have to set your makeup basics right.

Oct 15, 2015, 13:02 PM IST

Navratri Puja: Pray to goddess Brahmacharini for peace and virtue!

On the second day of Navratri festival we bow in reverence before goddess Brahmacharini, an embodiment of Maa Parvati. The ‘gorgeous’ form of Durga, the idol of Brahmacharini is presented to her worshippers with a Kamandalu in her left hand and rosary in her right hand. Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Navratra and is most known as a personification of love and loyalty.

Oct 15, 2015, 09:44 AM IST

Muslim woman's devotion to Durga lauded by Hindu neighbours

A 45-year-old Muslim woman's devotion to Goddess Durga during Navratri festival has earned her applause from Hindus.

Oct 14, 2015, 14:03 PM IST

Navratri special: Top 5 Bollywood films which are female oriented!

It is that time of the year when colourful clothes, dandiya nights and 'Durga Durga' chants can be heard from every nook and corner of the city.

Oct 01, 2015, 18:44 PM IST

Combine Ram Lila revelry with health checks: Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Wednesday said Ram Lila, the traditional enactment of the Ramayana during Navratri festival, should be linked with health checkups.

Oct 01, 2014, 21:21 PM IST

Brisk tattoo business on Navratri brings cheer to artists

Tattoo-making, which otherwise sees dull business here, has now emerged as the latest craze among the youth participating in the traditional dances during the ongoing Navratri festival.

Sep 26, 2014, 15:28 PM IST

Godhra Muslims earn living by crafting 'dandiyas' for Navratri

A large number of Muslim craftsmen in Godhra city, which was the epicenter of the 2002 riots, earn livelihood by making 'dandiyas' (wooden sticks) for Navratri, Gujarat's most popular festival of the Hindus.

Sep 25, 2014, 15:54 PM IST

HC gives conditional nod to hold 'garba' in JVPD silence zone

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday allowed organisers to hold 'garba' dance in Navratri festival, beginning tomorrow, at Juhu Vile Parle Development Scheme (JVPD) in suburban Juhu even though the area falls under 'silence zone'.

Sep 24, 2014, 19:28 PM IST

Maulana Mehdi Hasan's remark on Garba criticised

Gujarat-based cleric Maulana Mehdi Hasan was on Tuesday arrested for making provocative remarks on the famous Garba dance during the Navratri festival and for hurting religious sentiments of the Gu

Sep 23, 2014, 19:52 PM IST

Maulana Mehdi Hasan's remark on Garba criticised - Part 2

Gujarat-based cleric Maulana Mehdi Hasan was on Tuesday arrested for making provocative remarks on the famous Garba dance during the Navratri festival and for hurting religious sentiments of the Gu

Sep 23, 2014, 19:51 PM IST

Navratri special: How Durga can be embodied by the women of today’s time

As we gear up to celebrate Navratri, lets take a look at how Durga can be embodied by the women today.

Sep 18, 2014, 13:09 PM IST

Navratri special: Golu festival in South India

In Tamil Nadu, Golu or the festival of dolls is celebrated during Navratri.

Sep 18, 2014, 12:50 PM IST

BJP MLA seeks ban on entry of non-Hindu youths in garba pandals

Amid a raging debate over 'love jihad', a Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA has asked organisers of forthcoming Navratri festival to disallow entry of non-Hindu youths in pandals where 'garba' or devotional dance is performed in the praise of goddess Durga.

Sep 11, 2014, 00:09 AM IST

Ten devotees killed in Bihar temple stampede

At least ten people have died in a stampede at a temple in Bihar`s Banka district on Sunday.

Oct 17, 2010, 11:44 AM IST