Free Press Journal
  • Shani Dev

    Shani Amavasya: Significance, rituals, tithi and all you need to know

    The Amawasya, no moon day, that falls on a Saturday is called as Shani Amavasya. The day is dedicated to Lord Shani also known as Chhaya Putra, Sanaischarya and Shanishwara. People perform tarpan and Shradh for dead relatives. It is believed that worshipping ‘pitras’ (departed souls) on this day helps pitras to rest in peace and appease to bless the performers. Performing puja and daan on this day helps to mitigate the

  • Wow! 9 amazing ways to re-use old saree

    New Delhi: Don’t just throw away your old saree, but re-use it by turning it into a kurta or a cushion cover, say experts.

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    6 Bollywood films that have characters resembling Bal Thackeray

    Bal Thackeray love for Bollywood is an open secret. He loved hanging out with Bollywood celebrities and was often clicked with Bollywood actors from Dilip Kumar to Shah Rukh Khan. But this is not the only Bollywood connection he had. The shades of his personality would often find resemblance on the big screen. The first time he was portrayed on the screen was in the film ‘Narsimha’ directed by N Chandra. On

  • Google doodle pays honors to the humble hole puncher on 131st anniversary

    London: On its 131st anniversary, Google pays tribute to the humble hole puncher with its special Doodle. The doodle shows the Google logo made up of colourful paper circles – all except the second “g” which is replaced by a blue sheet of paper.

  • Children's Day

    Children’s Day 2017: Wishes, greetings, images to share on SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook

    While the rest of the world celebrates Children’s Day on June 1, India celebrates it on November 14 every year to mark the birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Fondly called ‘Chacha’, Nehru was known for the love for children who he believed are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. The day is celebrated with fun and enthusiasm in schools across the country.

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    Children’s Day 2017: Your guide to fun events in Mumbai

    Children’s day is around the corner. The day is celebrated every year on November 14, the birth anniversary of first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The celebration begins in school with cultural and fun activities and then family adds to the celebration with wishes, gifts and treats. The aim of the day is to increase the awareness towards the rights, care and education of the children. If you are wondering what to

  • Kalbhairava

    Kalabhairav Jayanti 2017: Significance, legend, rituals and all you need to know

    Kalashtami is observed every month during Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha and the day is observed by fasting and worshipping Lord Bhairav. The most significant Kalashtami is known as Kalabhairav Jayanti and it falls in the Hindu month of Kartik or Margashirsha, which corresponds to the months of November or December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as Kala Bhairav Ashtami, Bhairav Ashtami, and Bhairav Jayanti. The day is believed

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    5 countries that tried demonetisation and were successful

    November 8, 2016, the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation, commonly called notebandi, in an unscheduled live televised address. He announced that notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 would be invalid past midnight and in exchange for the old notes new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 will be issued. The much-debated move by the PM had garnered a lot of attention from across the globe and whether it

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    Angarki Chaturthi 2017: Significance, legend, tithi and all you need to know

    Sankasthi Chaturthi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The day is also known as Sankata Hara Chaturthi and falls on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha in every lunar month of the Hindu calendar. The Chaturthi that falls on Tuesday is called as Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi and is considered highly auspicious. Angarki Chaturthi occurs once or twice a year and is celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm by the devotees of

  • Guru Nanak Jayanti 2017: Significance of the sacred day of Gurpurab

    Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Guru Nanak Gurpurab and Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav marks the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, first Sikh Guru. The day falls on the full moon day of Hindu month of Kartik. The festival is celebrated not only by the Sikh community but also by people from other religions from around the world. People celebrate the day by visiting Gurudwaras, eating langar, decorating their houses and lighting