Ravana is celebrated as a tragic hero in this Greater Noida village where Dussehra and Diwali are not festivals

We all know this by heart that Dussehra is celebrated as the victory of good over evil and how Ravana was killed by the virtuous Rama.

Oct 07, 2019, 17:15 PM IST

Vijayadashami 2019: Why do we celebrate Dussehra

Dussehra is celebrated after the nine-day long festival of Navratri and is also known as Vijayadashami. This year, it will be celebrated on October 8.

Oct 04, 2019, 14:11 PM IST

Bhopal: New poster over Rafale row shows Rahul Gandhi as 'Ram', PM Modi as 'Ravana'

In the latest addition to the ongoing poster war between the country's two leading political parties, a new poster has surfaced in the Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal showing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as Ram and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the ten-headed demon king 'Ravana'. Watch this video to know more.

Feb 08, 2019, 14:04 PM IST

JD(U) leader likens Misa to 'Shurpanakha', invites brother Tej Pratap's ire

Bharati's brother Tej Pratap Yadav reacted strongly to the analogy drawn by JD(U) MLC and party spokesman Neeraj Kumar and threatened to file a case against him.

Jan 06, 2019, 19:56 PM IST

Man playing Ravana in Ramlila killed in Amritsar train accident

He is survived by his mother, wife and an eight-month-old baby. 

Oct 20, 2018, 10:24 AM IST

Watch: Prime Minister Narendra Modi burns Ravana effigy in Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took part in Dussehra celebrations at the Luv-Kush Ramlila in Lal Quila Maidan.

Oct 19, 2018, 19:04 PM IST

High Court asks Delhi government to frame policy on ''Ravana Dahan'', firecrackers

The spotlight is back on Delhi's infamous air quality levels during pre-winter and winter months.

Oct 16, 2018, 22:59 PM IST

Ravana was not a Dravidian like Karunanidhi, born in Noida: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy

Swamy said the Aryan-Dravidian divide was implanted in the Indian sub-conscience by the British Colonists.

Sep 23, 2018, 18:48 PM IST

Festivals should inspire us to do something for society, nation: PM Narendra Modi

Festivals like Dussehra should not be a mere source of entertainment but also inspire us and give us the resolve to do something for society and the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday.

Sep 30, 2017, 20:45 PM IST

Vijayadashami 2017: We tell you why visiting Mysore during Dussehra is a great idea

Vijaya Dashami or Vijaya Dasami or Dusshera is one of the most significant festivals celebrated across India. But Mysore Dasara is an event one can certainly not afford to miss in a lifetime.

Sep 30, 2017, 15:12 PM IST

Ravana challaned for riding a Harley Davidson bike without helmet

Several videos of Mukesh Rishi riding a Harley Davidson without a helmet went viral prompting the police to send him a challan.

Sep 30, 2017, 09:30 AM IST

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

Was Surpanakha actually a woman of wisdom?

We have often heard of Surpanakha as a villainous woman – the sister of Ravan, the king of Lanka.

May 05, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

Bagalamukhi Goddess—The power of wisdom and knowledge

On May 3, 2017, people across the nation celebrated the Bagalamukhi Jayanti which pays obeisance to the goddess of wisdom Bagala.

May 05, 2017, 11:58 AM IST

Surpanakha - A destructive demoness from the Ramayana or tormented woman?

It was time that Surpanakha got her chance to tell her story of repression, rage, revenge -- and eventual redemption. 

Jan 17, 2017, 08:43 AM IST

Koteshwar Temple: Ravana left original Linga gifted by Lord Shiva here

There’s a beautiful legend associated with this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Nov 21, 2016, 10:19 AM IST

Congress-affiliated NSUI's members burn effigy of PM Narendra Modi at JNU campus on Dussehra dubbing him as 'Ravana'

There seems to be no end in sight to controversies as far as JNU is concerned. After row over anti-national activities, once again JNU is in news!

Oct 12, 2016, 23:23 PM IST

'Lankesh Bhakta Mandal' pays obeisance to Ravana, the learned devotee of Lord Shiva

Not only members of 'Lankesh Bhakta Mandal' paid their obeisance to Ravana, they also decided they would ask people not to burn effigies of "such a learned devotee of Lord Shiva" year after year

Oct 12, 2016, 15:32 PM IST

A clan in Rajasthan mourns demon-king Ravana’s death

Dave Godha clan claims to be the descendants of Ravana and remembers him as a "man of great culture and erudition".

Oct 12, 2016, 15:30 PM IST

At Kanpur's Dashanan Mandir, Ravana is worshiped for his scholarship

Dashanan Mandir, which was built in 1868, opens only once a year - on the morning of Vijaya Dashami.

Oct 12, 2016, 15:28 PM IST