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  • Oh my God! PM Modi mistakenly refers to goddess Kali as Durga, Twitterati mock him badly

    Many times, Indian political leaders make faults while talking about mythology and this time, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While wishing people for Durga Ashtami, Modi took to Twitter and wrote, “Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Durga Ashtami. May Maa Durga fulfil everyone’s aspirations, further the atmosphere of joy and eliminate all evil from our society”, however, instead of goddess Durga he shared a photo of goddess Kali. In the

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    Maha Navami 2018: Significance, puja rituals, tithi and all you need to know

    Maha Navami is the third and final day of Durga Puja and the ninth day of Navratri. Goddess Durga is worshipped as Mahishasura Mardini. The day falls on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashvin, which falls in the month of September or October in the Gregorian calendar. Navami is considered an auspicious day to perform homa. It is said that puja performed on the day is equivalent

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    Durga Ashtami 2018: Significance, tithi, puja rituals and all you need to know

    Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami is the eighth day of Navratri and second day of Durga Puja. On Durga Ashtami, the eighth incarnation of Goddess Shakti is worshipped. On this day, nine small pots are installed and nine forms of Durga are worshipped. The day is also celebrated as ‘Astra Puja’ where weapons of Goddess Durga worshipped, celebrating feminine strength and power. Devotees observe fast and break it the next day. Durga

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    Durga Puja 2018: 10 must visit Durga temples in India

    Goddess Durga is considered to be the root cause of creation and preservation. She is also identified as Amba, Parvati, Bhavani, Adi Parashakti and by numerous other names. She is manifested as the protector of the universe. The mother goddess is revered after spring and autumn harvests, especially during the festival of Navratri. She is worshipped in different forms across the country. From North to South India, there are numerous temples dedicated

  • Garba fever rises on fourth day of Navratri

     Ujjain : Whole city is dipped in the colours of Navratri celebrations. Goddess Durga statue have been installed at several places across the city along with garba performance. Hastshilp mela and garba is being organised by hat bazar, Neelganga collector and hat bazar, jila panchayat jointly organised a programme in which Khandelwal creative and Ayushman group convener Harshja Satoliya, Vandana Gupta, Ajay Bhalse, Meena Sisodiya Sharad Waghmare and other members participated.

  • Mumbai: Goddess came in disguise of woman cop to help her devotee

    MUMBAI: The goddess Durga came in disguise of a female police constable and saved a fellow policeman on Wednesday, which marked the first day of Navratri. Manisha Vispute, who is attached to Kherwadi police station played the good samaritan as she saved the life of a fellow constable who was feeling uneasy due to chest pain and rushed him to a private hospital for treatment.

  • Worship of goddess Durga begins today

    Ujjain: The temples of the goddess across the city have been decorated to mark Navratri which begins on Wednesday with ritual of ghat-sthapana to be performed in auspicious muhurat according to Hindu panchang. Special worships will be performed in temples including Harsiddhi, Gadkalika, Chamundamata among others. Several cultural organistaion will hold garaba and dandiya competition during Navratri. Demand of items used in worship spurted and main markets of the city like Freeganj

  • Sheetala Ashtami 2018: Significance, tithi, legend and all you need to know

    Sheetala Ashtami or Basoda is dedicated to Goddess Sheetala and is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Chaitra month (April-May), which comes eight days after Holi festival. While some celebrate the festival on the first Monday or Friday after Holi. The festival is celebrated to please Goddess Shitala, an incarnation of Goddess Durga and is popular in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. In Rajasthan, the festival is celebrated with great

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    Mumbai’s oldest Durga puja goes all green this festive season

    Mumbai: Mumbai’s oldest Durga samiti, the Bombay Durga Bari Samiti, which has been organising Durga puja for the past 88 years, for the first time has kept an eco-friendly idol of goddess Durga. Although this is not the first time that the samiti tried to go green, this time they have made a concerted effort to make every material for the idol eco-friendly.

  • Bhopal: Celebrations at cost of other’s inconvenience, not ok

    Bhopal: The city is all decked up to celebrate Navratri festival and welcoming the Goddess Durga, pandals of all sizes big and small have come up in every nook and corner of the city. These marquees are suitably decked up to surprise and amaze the visitors, there are some pandals which are causing a lot of inconvenience to people and have deranged the traffic.

  • Indore: Navratri Celebrating feminine energy, Navratri begins in city

    Indore: With colours, prayers, music and dance, the Navratri festival commenced in the city on Thursday. Indoreans began celebrating the 9-day festival of Goddess Durga in their own ways. While some choose to observe fast and pray for 9 days, others prefer celebrating it with colourful attire and bout of ‘garba’. From prayers, food, dance and spirituality, most people quoted these days to be among the most powerful days of the year.

  • Ujjain: Navratri begins today, temples all set to receive devotees

    Ujjain: Navratri will begin on Thursday with ‘ghat sthapana’ in the morning, in all temples dedicated to Goddess Durga. Chamunda Mata temple which sees heavy influx of devotees on all nine days has been decorated attractively for the festival. Harsiddhi Shaktipeeth, Chaubis Khamba Mata, Nagarkot ki Rani and Gadhkalika temples have also been adorned with lighting and flowers. Devotees from all over India visit these ancient temples during Navratri. Many temples will

  • Sharadiya Navratri: Ujjain city dwellers get ready to worship Goddess Durga

    Ujjain: The 9-day festival of ‘Sharadiy Navratri’ dedicated to Goddess Durga will begin this Thursday, and city dwellers have geared themselves up to welcome the Goddess with great fervour and pomp. Artisans in different parts of the city are busy giving final touches to idols of the Goddess, while youngsters are in waiting in anticipation for the much awaited ‘garba’ events to be organised throughout the city.

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    Chaitra Navratri 2017: Significance, Why do we celebrate, Reasons, Do’s and Don’ts

    Chaitra Navratri is an auspicious Hindu festival which is solely dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga. The festival holds a lot of importance for the entire Gujarati, Bengali and Maharashtrian communities. Navratri itself symbolizes victory over evil. The occasion begins with Ghatasthapana whihch is traditional ritual and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and faith. Some people fast during the nine days of the festival.

  • Ujjain: Black money offered to temple

    Ujjain: An unknown devotee offered Rs 50, 000 to goddess Durga at Shitalamata temple, Nizatpura, here on early Wednesday.

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