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

    The auspicious month of Shravan is the fifth month as per the Hindu calendar and holds a significance for Hindus. In Hindu calendar, there are two methods to mark the lunar month – one from Purnima to Purnima (known as Purnimanta calendar) and the other from Amavasya to Amavasya (known as Amanta calendar). Hence, the dates of Shravan may vary in Western and Southern parts of India. The Northern states follow Purnimanta

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    Shravan Somvar 2018: Significance of fasting on Shravan Mondays, dates and other details

    Shravan, the fifth month of Hindu calendar is one of the auspicious months to worship Lord Shiva. Mondays in Shravan are considered auspicious and are dedicated to Lord Shiva. Observing fast on Mondays of Shravan and performing puja and Rudrabhishek brings peace, prosperity, good health and marital bliss. Devotees are advised to consume vegetarian meal only once in the evening after performing puja. Observing fast and performing puja on Shravan Shivratri helps

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    Hariyali Teej 2018: Significance, tithi, celebration and all you need to know

    Hariyali Teej is the monsoon festival celebrated in the Northern states of India, especially in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The festival falls on the third day of the first fortnight of the Hindu month of Shravan and usually two days before Nag Panchami. In 2018, Hariyali Teej falls on August 13. The festival is celebrated in remembrance of the reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. On this

  • Kanwar Yatra: Who are Kanwariyas, and what is the entire vandalism controversy? All you need to know about Kanwars

    Violence broke out in South Moti Bagh area on Tuesday afternoon after a group of Kanwariyas vandalised vehicle and broke windscreen and windows. The group, armed with iron rods and sticks, smashed the car after a driver allegedly tried to brush past one of them while moving on a busy road. The video of the incident is doing rounds on social media.

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    Sawan Shivratri 2018: Significance, tithi, vrat vidhi and all you need to know

    Devotees of Lord Shiva across the country are all set to celebrate Sawan Shivratri on August 9. According to Hindu calendar, there are 12 shivratris every year. Shivratri that falls during Shravana month is called Sawan Shivratri while the ones that fall in the month of February and March is called Mahashivratri. Mahashivratri and Sawan Shivratri are considered to be to be the most auspicious festivals. Sawan Shivaratri is celebrated in North

  • Tej Pratap Yadav dresses up as Lord Shiva, offers prayers at Patna temple

    Patna (Bihar): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav on Tuesday dressed up as Lord Shiva and offered prayers at a Shiva temple in Patna before leaving for Baba Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar. In an interview to ANI, Tej Pratap said the prayers were being offered for the welfare of Bihar and its natives, and also for his father, Lalu Prasad.

  • Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy breaks down in at public event, says swallowing pain like Lord Shiva

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday night did what he is best at: weep like a school kid. Addressing party men who wanted to felicitate him, HDK said, tears rolling down his cheeks, “While you may be happy thinking that Anna or Thamma (brother) has become the chief minister, let me tell you that I’m not (happy). I’m swallowing my pain, which is nothing more than drinking poison, without sharing it.

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    Sital Sashti: A festival that celebrates the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati

    The Hindu festival of ‘Sital Sasthi’ celebrates the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the bright fortnight in the Hindu month of ‘Jyestha’ which corresponds to the months of May-June in the Gregorian calendar. The festival is celebrated with immense fervour all over India, especially in the Sambalpur district of Orissa. The carnival in Sambalpur attracts thousands of tourists from all over

  • Hyderabad: 23-year-old artist carves Lord Shiva, Gautam Buddha on pencil lid

    Hyderabad (Telangana): One can only wonder how a barely one-centimeter long pencil lid can be used as an art canvas, but a 23-year-old miniature micro artist from Hyderabad has done the unbelievable by carving both Lord Shiva and Gautam Budha on it.

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    Ujjain: Music and Dance at Triveni Sangrahalaya captivates audience

    Ujjain: Lord Shiva was worshiped with melodious music and dance on Thursday, at ‘Triveni Sangrahalaya’ on the second day of Mahashivratri. Local artist of the city Trupti Nagar and her team presented devotional hymns glorifying Lord Shiva and enthralled the audience. She was accompanied by Radha Mehta and Krishna Sisodiya as co-singers, while Balkrishna Goutam on the harmonium, Shailendra Bhatt on drums and Harbal Mehta on the tabala accompanied her during the

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    Married woman ‘sacrifices’ tongue to Lord Shiva in Chhattisgarh temple

    Korba: In a shocking incident, a 2 -year-old married woman cut off her tongue and ‘offered’ it to Lord Shiva in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district today, police said. The incident took place this morning at the Shiva temple in Nunera village under Pali development block, located around 60 kms away from Korba district headquarters, a local
    police official said.

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    5 legendary Lord Shiva stories we bet you did not know!

    Lord Shiva is simple yet fascinating and is the one who breaks all stereotypes of being a god. Shiva is a god away form materialistic possessions and is smeared with ash on his body with a snake around his neck. Long before ‘feminism’ or ‘gender equality’ came into existence, Lord Shiva introduced us to the concept because of his ‘Ardharishwara’ – an androgynous form of Shiva and his wife Parvati, which is

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    Maha Shivratri 2018: How to observe vrat and what to eat?

    Maha Shivratri is one of the auspicious Hindu festivals celebrated around the world. The day is observed by chanting prayers, meditating, fasting, staying vigil and offering fruits, milk, sweets, and bael leaves to Lord Shiva. There is also a tradition of visiting Shiva temples and jyotirlingas. ‘Maha Shivratri’ literally means ‘Great night of Shiva’ and it is celebrated every year in the Hindu month of Phalguna, which falls in February or March according

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    Maha Shivratri 2018: Significance, legends, puja vidhi, tithi and all you need to know

    The annual festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated in honour of Lord Shiva. Maha Shivratri means ‘the great night of Shiva’ is the festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Shivratri is celebrated in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, but the one that falls in the Hindu month of Phalguna (February or March in Gregorian calendar) marks Maha Shivaratri. The festival marks the remembrance of overcoming darkness and ignorance. It

  • Mahashivratri 2018: TV actors who are inspired by Devon Ke Dev..Mahadev!

    Mahashivratri is celebrated all across the world on February 13, 2018. The day that signifies the defeat of ignorance and darkness. Mahashivratri is one of the most important festivals for the Hindus and is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. On the occasion of this pious festival, television celebrities talk about the significance of Lord Shiva in their lives.

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    Govinda offers prayers at Neelkanth temple in Rishikesh

    Dehradun: Actor Govinda reached Rishikesh on Thursday and offered prayers at the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple of Lord Shiva. He also did ‘jalabhishek’ on the deity and prayed for peace and prosperity for his family and everyone, sources present at the temple informed.