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    Navratri 2018: When and which colour to wear during the 9-day festival

    Navratri is around the corner and devotees are prepping up to celebrate the festival with great fervour and enthusiasm. There is a lot of planning to be done before the festival begins. Shops are already running out of their latest trends. After all, we all want to look fabulous during the festive season, don’t we? If you are among those creatures who believe in making a fashion statement then it’s time for

  • Muharram 2018: All you need to know about Ashura

    Muharram is the sacred month of the Islamic calendar. The word ‘Muharram’ is derived from the word ‘haram’ which literally means ‘forbidden’. It symbolises the beginning of the Muslim New Year. The tenth day of Muharram is the day of ‘Ashura’. Unlike any other Islamic festival, Ashura is not a festival of joy and celebration. It is a sacred festival in remembrance of the death of Husayn Ibn Ali. Muslims

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Interesting facts about Ganesha’s favourite delicacy

    The Ganesh festival is on in full swing and we can witness happy faces, positive vibes and festive fervour spread across the city. People are going gaga for their beloved lord and cheering ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya!’ And why not? This is how they show their love for their beloved Bappa. As days pass, the excitement grows and the one thing which remains constant is sweet modaks. The whole world knows that the

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    Ashtottara Shatanamavali of Lord Ganesha: 108 names of Ganpati with mantra

    Lord Ganesha is considered the most powerful of all gods and goddesses. He has ascribed many title sand epithets. He is also known as the Lord of Beginnings and Remover of Obstacles. He is worshipped on many religious and secular occasions, especially at the beginning of ventures such as buying a vehicle or starting a venture. He is depicted as a pot-bellied with four arms and an elephant head, riding on a

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    Is Lord Ganesha married? Here’s all you need to know

    Lord Ganesha is one of the celestial deities holding the divine prominence in Vedic scriptures. The elephant-headed god rides a mouse and is worshipped by all sects. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is believed to be the lord of success and destroyer of obstacles and is worshipped as the god of wisdom and wealth. The marital status of Ganesha varies widely in mythological stories. In South

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Wishes, greetings, images to share on SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook

    Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, is an annual festival that honours Lord Ganesha. The festival is celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm across the country, especially in Maharashtra. The festival culminates on Ananta Chaturdashi, the day when idols of Ganesha are immersed. Lord Ganesha is considered as the God of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles. In 2018, Ganesha Chaturthi falls on September 13. On the occasion

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    Hartalika Teej 2018: Significance, legend, rituals, tithi and all you need to know

    Hartalika Teej is observed during Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. The day comes a month after Hariyali Teej and a day before Ganesh Chaturthi. On Hartalika Teej, idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are made with sand and are worshipped for marital bliss. Women stay vigil all night chanting hymns of Shiva and Parvati. The fast is also known as ‘Nishivasar Nirjala Vrat’ and is observed by

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: List of artificial ponds to ensure eco-friendly immersions

    This Ganesh Chaturthi, in a break from tradition, this year, instead of heading to the lakes, use artificial ponds installed in your locality by the civic body. Artificial immersion ponds are installed around the city in order to preserve the city’s water bodies. Immersion of idols damage the water bodies. In order to protect the city’s water bodies from the damage caused by Ganpati idol immersions and encourage more people to use

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Significance, tithi, bhog and all you need to know

    Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, is a celebration that marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. The festival celebrates Ganesha as the God of New Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence. The ten-day festival resumes on the fourth day of Hindu lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. The festival is

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Visarjan tithi for 1.5, 3, 5, 7 days and Anant Chaturdashi

    The saddest part of Ganeshotsav is the Ganesh Visarjan. The time to bid goodbye to our beloved Bappa. It is the day when the idols of Ganesha are immersed in water bodies. Celebrations end after 1.5, 3, 5, 7, 10 or 11 days. Though the saddest part the occasion is celebrated with full enthusiasm. The 11-day festivities of Ganeshotsav comes to an end on Anant Chaturdashi. The streets of the city are

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 10 quick and easy Ganpati rangoli designs

    Rangoli is said to be the harbinger of good luck and plays an important role in every Hindu festival. The word ‘Rangoli’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Rangavalli’, a combination of two words ‘Rang’ and ‘Avalli’. ‘Rang’ means colour and ‘avalli’ means rows and lines. From simple geometric designs to abstract art, rangoli comes in different styles. The traditional art form denotes good luck and prosperity and has a different name