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Kajari Teej 2021

Aug. 25, 2021, 6:29 p.m.

Teej is one of the most celebrated festivals and the celebrations, observed by married women who worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, take place during the monsoon season. Teej, also known as Boor…

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Krishna Janmashtami

Aug. 30, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

THE SIXTEEN KALAS Five Kalas like 1) Anna Maya (with cereals), 2) Pranamaya (with breath), 3) Mano Maya (with mind), 4) Vigyanamaya (with knowledge) and 5) Anandamaya (with joy) are present in eve…

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THE INEFFABLY CHARMING LORD GANESHA TAKES CENTRE STAGE THIS WEEK!

Sept. 6, 2021, 6:35 p.m.

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturti, is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesh to earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother Goddess Parvati/Gauri. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi start…

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LORD GANESHA IS WORSHIPPED IN MANY FORMS & AVATARS!

Sept. 10, 2021, 6:14 a.m.

Ganesha is a pan-Hindu god found in its various traditions. In the Ganapatya tradition of Hinduism, Ganesha is the supreme deity. The principal texts on Ganesha include the Ganesha Purana, the Mudg…

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NUAKHAI!

Sept. 11, 2021, 7:05 a.m.

Nuakhai festival is a symbol of Sambalpuri culture and it reminds people of the Odisha the importance of agriculture in one’s life. Nuakhai is observed on panchami tithi of the lunar fortnig…

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MIRZA GHALIB: A POETIC GENIUS!

July 19, 2021, 5 p.m.

Mirza Ghalib is a name that is synonymous with Urdu poetry & considered the last of the stalwarts of the 'Ganga jamuni' tehzeeb of Mughal era. Born as Mirza Asadullah Khan, Ghalib was a pen na…

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Pitru Paksha:The ritual of remembering our ancestors!

Sept. 20, 2021, 7:11 p.m.

This year, Pitru Paksha begins on September 21 and ends on October 6. The last day of Pitru Paksha is Sarva Pitru Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya. Pitru Paksha is a 16–lunar day period in the Hi…

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GURU PURNIMA!

July 24, 2021, 6:01 p.m.

Guru or teacher has always been considered akin to a God in the Hindu culture. This festival is traditionally observed by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains to revere their chosen spiritual teachers / lea…

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THE DIVINE JOURNEY & JAGANATH ASHTAKAM!

July 12, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

Govardhan Math is one amongst the four cardinal peethams established by the philosopher-saint Adi Shankaracharya to preserve and propagate Sanatana Dharma and Advaita Vedanta, the doctrine of non…

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INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

June 21, 2021, 6:18 p.m.

International Yoga Day or Antarashtriya Yog Divas has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015 and was established in 2014. Mr. Narendra Modi introduced it for the benefit of the citizens of In…

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SITALSASTHI 2021

June 15, 2021, 6:20 p.m.

Sitalsasthi celebrates the marriage of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the bright fortnight in the Hindu month of ‘Jyestha’ which corresponds…

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बुद्ध पूर्णिमा २०२१

May 21, 2021, 6:24 p.m.

बुद्ध पूर्णिमा को बुद्ध जयंती के रूप में भी जाना जाता है जो बौद्धों का सबसे पवित्र त्योहार है. बुद्ध पूर्णिमा को भगवान बुद्ध की याद में मनाया जाता है. यह वैशाख में पूर्णिमा की रात पर पड़ता है. लॉर्ड बुद्ध बौद्ध …

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AKSHAYA TRITIYA, PARSHURAM JAYANTI 2021

May 14, 2021, 6:27 p.m.

Every year, Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated with a lot of enjoyment by the Hindu and Jain community. In Sanskrit, Akshaya means eternal and Tritiya refers to the third day of the Shukla Paksha or Full …

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MAHAVIR JAYANTI 2021

April 25, 2021, 6:29 p.m.

Mahavir Jayanti is the biggest Jain festival and is celebrated in India and all over the world to commemorate the birthday of Lord Mahavir. It comes in the month of Chaitra, a month from Hindu calend…

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EARTH DAY 2021

April 22, 2021, 6:31 p.m.

Earth Day is observed on April 22 every year. Earth Day gains significance with each passing year as the global climate crisis worsens. Earth Day brings millions of people together as it gives an o…

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RAM NAVAMI 2021

April 21, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

Rama Navami is a spring Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of the Hindu God Lord Rama ,the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu on the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri. According to the Hindu calendar…

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चैत्र नवरात्रि २०२१

April 20, 2021, 6:41 p.m.

इस साल भी कोरोना महामारी के बीच 13 अप्रैल से चैत्र नवरात्रि (Chaitra Navratri 2021) की शुरुआत हो गया है. हिंदू धर्म में नववरात्र का खास महत्व होता है. माना जाता है कि चैत्र नवरात्रि में जो कोई भी भक्त पूरे …

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WORLD HERITAGE DAY 2021

April 18, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

World Heritage Day, which is also known as the International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrates the work carried out by the International Council on Monuments and Sites on April 18. The significance…

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PANA SANKRANTI,POILA BOISHAKH,GUDI PADWA 2021

April 13, 2021, 6:48 p.m.

Pana Sankranti Pana Sankranti is an important day in Odisha as the traditional New Year day of Hindus and Buddhists. In India the months and years are counted on the basis of lunar or solar movement…

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GOOD FRIDAY 2021

April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m.

Good Friday is observed on the Friday just before Easter every year. This year Good Friday is on April 2.The Easter celebration will begin on the following Sunday, April 4. Good Friday is also kno…

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Utkal Divas 2021!

April 1, 2021, 6:51 p.m.

On April 1, 1936, Odisha became a separate province, after a long struggle of over three centuries. The day is celebrated as Utkal Divas in the memory of making Odisha as a separate state out of Biha…

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Dola utsav of Orissa!

March 28, 2021, 6:53 p.m.

Worshipping of Radha and Krishna in the swing festival is the main event during the six-day long festival. The festival is also known as Dola Yatra or Dola Jatra. From the Phalgun Dasami tithi, …

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World Theatre Day 2021: विश्व रंगमंच दिवस (27 मार्च)

March 27, 2021, 7:04 p.m.

हर साल 27 मार्च को विश्व स्तर पर World Theatre Day 2020 यानि विश्व रंगमंच दिवस मनाया जाता है। वर्ल्ड थिएटर डे की शुरुआत 1961 में फ्रांस के इंटरनेशनल थिएटर इंस्टीट्यूट (ITI) द्वारा की गई थी। यह दिन हर आईटीआई के…

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS

March 20, 2021, 7:06 p.m.

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on the 20th of March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012.It is the day the world recognize…

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MAHA-SHIVARATRI

March 11, 2021, 7:07 p.m.

Maha Shivaratri is a great festival in Hinduism, celebrated annually with the devotion and religious enthusiasm in the honor of the Lord Shiva, deities of Hindu Trinity. The literal meaning of Shivar…

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International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021, 7:09 p.m.

International Women's Day is celebrated on 8 March around the world, this day is symbolic of the historic journey women around the world have taken to better their lives. History and significance …

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NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY

Feb. 28, 2021, 7:11 p.m.

National Science Day is celebrated every year on February 28 by CV Raman to discover the Raman effect. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for the same. Celebration of National Scien…

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

Feb. 19, 2021, 7:13 p.m.

Shivaji Jayanti is the birth anniversary of great Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated every year on February 19 . The creator and founder of the Maratha Empire, Sh…

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Vasant Panchami

Feb. 16, 2021, 7:15 p.m.

Vasant Panchami is a very special day across India. A day dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, Vasant Panchami, also called Saraswati Puja is a festival that marks the preparation for the arrival of sprin…

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World Cancer Day

Feb. 4, 2021, 7:17 p.m.

World Cancer Day, organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and celebrated each year on 4 February, “so that each year, the Charter of Paris will be in the hearts and minds…

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The Martyr & his Shadow!

Jan. 30, 2021, 7:19 p.m.

Albert Einstein summed up his views of Mahatma Gandhi in the following words: Generations to come will scarce believe that such a man, one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. Mah…

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Lala Lajpat Rai Birth Anniversary

Jan. 28, 2021, 7:35 p.m.

The birth anniversary of great Indian freedom fighter, Lala Lajpat Rai is celebrated on the 28th of January every year in India. He was also popularly known as ‘Punjabi Kesri.’His birthda…

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The Republic Day of India

Jan. 26, 2021, 7:38 p.m.

Republic Day is a day to remember when the Constitution of India officially came into force on January 26, 1950. Republic means "a state where people enjoy supreme power, freedom and choose their own…

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Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti

Jan. 23, 2021, 7:40 p.m.

Subhash Chandra Bose was a great Indian nationalist. People even today know him by love for his country. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti or Subhas Chandra Bose's birthday is celebrated on 23rd Ja…

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MAKAR SANKRANTI

Jan. 14, 2021, 7:42 p.m.

Makar Sankranti is one of the major Hindu festivals of India, on a fixed date that is 14 January every year. It also marks the termination of the Winter season and the beginning of a new harvest se…

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NATIONAL YOUTH DAY

Jan. 12, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

India celebrates National Youth Day on January 12 every year since 1985. This day also marks the birth anniversary of the Swami Vivekananda. HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL YOUTH DAY 1-Learn about th…

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PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS

Jan. 9, 2021, 7:50 p.m.

Non Resident Indians commonly known as NRIs are also a part of India and hence our government has to be concerned about their welfare too. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas or Non-resident Indian (NRI) Day was…

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CHRISTMAS 2020

Dec. 25, 2020, 7:52 p.m.

Christmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus and a cultural holiday non-Christians on December 25, celebrated the world over and famed for its decorations and Santa Clause. The…

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National Mathematics Day 2020

Dec. 22, 2020, 7:54 p.m.

Mathematics has always been a subject of extreme. The word ‘mathematics’ gives terror to most students, whereas there is a small percentage who loves it to the core. Every year, the count…

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Prathamashtami!

Dec. 8, 2020, 7:55 p.m.

A few days before prathamashtami,it is a common sight to see people in Orissa buying turmeric leaves in bunches for the festival of Prathamashtami which falls on the ashtami tithi of margashira month…

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कार्तिक पूर्णिमा २०२०

Nov. 30, 2020, 10:59 a.m.

कार्तिक के समापन पर देशभर में कार्तिक पूर्णिमा का उत्सव मनाया जाता है। जिसे 'त्रिपुरी पूर्णिमा' या 'त्रिपुरारी पूर्णिमा' के रूप में भी जाना जाता है। इस दिन भगवान शिव ने त्रिपुरासुर राक्षस का वध किया था। इस…

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सांझ- सूर्य अर्घ्य २०२०

Nov. 20, 2020, 11:01 a.m.

छठी मैया की आराधना का पर्व छठ पूजा बिना सूर्य को अर्घ्य दिए पूरा नहीं होता है। छठ व्रत का पहला सूर्य अर्घ्य षष्ठी तिथि को दिया जाता है। बता दें, आज छठ का पहला अर्घ्य सूर्य भगवान को दिया जाएगा। यह अर्घ्य अस्ताचल…

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छठ पूजा २०२०

Nov. 18, 2020, 11:03 a.m.

१८ नवंबर से छठ पूजा का महापर्व शुरू हो रहा है. कार्तिक मास के शुक्‍ल पक्ष की षष्‍ठी से शुरू होने वाले इस व्रत को छठ पूजा, सूर्य षष्‍ठी पूजा और डाला छठ के नाम से भी जाना जाता है. वहीं इसमें व्रती…

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भाई दूज २०२०

Nov. 16, 2020, 11:05 a.m.

दिवाली के दो दिन बाद यानी गोवर्धन पूजा के अगले दिन भाई दूज का पर्व मनाया जाता है। भाई दूज या भैया दूज को भाई टीका, यम द्वितीया, भ्रातृ द्वितीया आदि भी कहा जाता है। पंचांग के अनुसार, भाईदूज का पर्व कार्तिक…

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गोवर्धन पूजा

Nov. 15, 2020, 11:07 a.m.

गोवर्धन पूजा हर साल कार्तिक मास की शुक्ल पक्ष की प्रतिपदा को मनाई जाती है. इस पूजा को ‘अन्नकूट पूजा’ भी कहा जाता है. इस दिन लोग अपने पूजाघर या आंगन में गाय के गोबर से गोवर्धन पर्वत की आकृति बना…

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दिवाली २०२०

Nov. 14, 2020, 11:17 a.m.

कार्तिक मास की अमावस्या को दिवाली का त्योहार मनाया जाता है. पूरे देश में इसे प्रकाश और रोशनी के त्योहार के रूप में मनाया जाता है. दिवाली दरअसल एक दिन का नहीं, बल्कि 5 दिनों का त्योहार है. धनतेरस से ही इ…

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छोटी दिवाली-‘नरक चतुर्दशी’

Nov. 14, 2020, 11:20 a.m.

छोटी दिवाली को ‘नरक चतुर्दशी’ के नाम से भी जाना जाता है. हर साल कार्तिक कृष्ण चतुदर्शी को यानी दीपावली के एक दिन पहले ‘नरक चतुर्दशी’ का त्योहार मनाया जाता है. ‘नरक चतुर्दश…

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धनतेरस २०२०

Nov. 13, 2020, 11:22 a.m.

धन तेरस पर्व कार्तिक कृष्ण पक्ष की त्रयोदशी तिथि को मनाया जाता है। इस दिन कुछ नया खरीदने की परंपरा है। विशेषकर पीतल व चांदी के बर्तन खरीदने का रिवाज़ है। मान्यता है कि इस दिन जो कुछ भी खरीदा जाता है उसमें …

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9th day of Navratri!

Oct. 25, 2020, 11:25 a.m.

The Omnipresent, Omniscent, Omnipotent Jagat Janani! Divine Shakti manifests as the power to be conscious, to feel ecstasy, the power of desire, to know, and the power to act. Whatever is offered i…

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विजयादशमी

Oct. 15, 2021, 6:02 a.m.

शारदीय नवरात्रि के बाद दशमी तिथि को दशहरा का त्योहार मनाया जाता है. दशहरे की तैयारियां काफी समय पहले से होनी शुरू हो जाती है. शारदीय नवरात्रि पर जगह- जगह रामलीला का आयोजन होता है और नाटक के रूप में …

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नवरात्रि का ९ वें दिन:माता सिद्धिदात्री

Oct. 14, 2021, 6:08 a.m.

नवरात्रि की नौवें दिन माता सिद्धिदात्री की पूजा अर्चना की जाती है. माता सिद्धिदात्री की पूजा करने से भक्तों के हर कष्ट मिट जाते हैं. मान्यता है कि इस दिन विधि पूर्वक पूजा करने से सभी प्रकार की सिद्धियां प्राप्त …

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8th day of Navratri!

Oct. 24, 2020, 11:38 a.m.

The Omnipresent, Omniscent, Omnipotent Jagat Janani! Divine Shakti manifests as the power to be conscious, to feel ecstasy, the power of desire, to know, and the power to act. Whatever is offered i…

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नवरात्रि का ८ वें दिन:देवी महागौरी

Oct. 13, 2021, 6:10 a.m.

नवरात्रि का आठवाँ दिन देवी दुर्गा के महागौरी स्वरुप को समर्पित है नवरात्रि के आठवें दिन देवी महागौरी की आराधना करनी चाहिए| इनकी सच्चे मन और साफ़ ह्रदय से लोक कल्याण की भावना को ध्यान में रखते हुए आराधना करने…

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7th day of Navratri!

Oct. 23, 2020, 11:42 a.m.

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नवरात्रि ७ वें दिन:मां कालरात्रि

Oct. 12, 2021, 6:22 a.m.

नवरात्रि के सातवें दिन को महासप्तमी के नाम से भी जाना जाता है। इस दिन मां कालरात्रि की पूजा करने का विधान है. मां कालरात्रि की पूजा करने से भूतप्रेत भी भाग जाते हैं। मां कालरात्रि बेहद शक्तिशाली हैं, जो…

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6th day of Navratri!

Oct. 22, 2020, 11:45 a.m.

The Omnipresent, Omniscent, Omnipotent Jagat Janani! Divine Shakti manifests as the power to be conscious, to feel ecstasy, the power of desire, to know, and the power to act. Whatever is offered i…

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नवरात्रि का ६ वें दिन:मां कात्यायनी

Oct. 11, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

नवरात्रि में छठे दिन मां कात्यायनी की पूजा की जाती है। इनकी उपासना और आराधना से भक्तों को बड़ी आसानी से अर्थ, धर्म, काम और मोक्ष चारों फलों की प्राप्ति होती है। उसके रोग, शोक, संताप और भय नष्ट हो जाते हैं। ज…

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5th day of Navratri!

Oct. 21, 2020, 11:48 a.m.

The Omnipresent, Omniscent, Omnipotent Jagat Janani! Divine Shakti manifests as the power to be conscious, to feel ecstasy, the power of desire, to know, and the power to act. Whatever is offered i…

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नवरात्रि का ५ वां दिन:मां स्कंदमाता

Oct. 11, 2021, 6:12 a.m.

पहाड़ों पर रहकर सांसारिक जीवों में नवचेतना का निर्माण करने वालीं स्कंदमाता। नवरात्रि में पांचवें दिन इस देवी की पूजा-अर्चना की जाती है। कहते हैं कि इनकी कृपा से मूढ़ भी ज्ञानी हो जाता है। स्कंद कुमार का…

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4th day of Navratri!

Oct. 20, 2020, 11:51 a.m.

The Omnipresent, Omniscent, Omnipotent Jagat Janani! Divine Shakti manifests as the power to be conscious, to feel ecstasy, the power of desire, to know, and the power to act. Whatever is offered i…

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नवरात्रि का ४ वां दिन:मां कुष्मांडा

Oct. 10, 2021, 5:52 a.m.

नवरात्रि के चौथे दिन मां दुर्गा के कुष्मांडा स्वरूप की पूजा की जाती है. मां कुष्मांडा की विधि विधान से पूजा करने से मनोवांछित फल प्राप्त होते हैं. मान्यता है कि मां कुष्मांडा संसार को अनेक कष्टों और संकटों स…

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3rd day of Navratri!

Oct. 19, 2020, 11:55 a.m.

The Omnipresent, Omniscent, Omnipotent Jagat Janani! Divine Shakti manifests as the power to be conscious, to feel ecstasy, the power of desire, to know, and the power to act. Whatever is offered i…

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नवरात्रि तीसरा दिन:मां चंद्रघंटा

Oct. 9, 2021, 8:05 a.m.

नवरात्रि के तृतीय दिवस यानि तीसरे दिन मां चंद्रघंटा की पूजा की जाती है. मां चंद्रघंटा को परम शांतिदायक और कल्याणकारी माना गया है. इनके मस्तक पर घंटे के आकार का आधा चंद्र है. इसीलिए इन्हें मां चंद्रघंटा कहा…

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2nd day of Navratri!

Oct. 18, 2020, 11:59 a.m.

The Omnipresent,Omniscent, Omnipotent Jagat Janani! Divine Shakti manifests as the power to be conscious, to feel ecstasy, the power of desire, to know, and the power to act. Whatever is offered in…

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नवरात्रि का दूसरा दिन:मां ब्रह्मचारिणी

Oct. 8, 2021, 5:57 a.m.

मां दुर्गा की नवशक्ति का दूसरा स्वरूप ब्रह्मचारिणी का है। यहां ब्रह्म का अर्थ तपस्या से है। मां दुर्गा का यह स्वरूप भक्तों और सिद्धों को अनंत फल देने वाला है। इनकी उपासना से तप, त्याग, वैराग्य, सदाचार और संयम की …

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नवरात्रि दिन १:माँ शैलपुत्री

Oct. 7, 2021, 6 a.m.

मां दुर्गा को सर्वप्रथम शैलपुत्री के रूप में पूजा जाता है। हिमालय के वहां पुत्री के रूप में जन्म लेने के कारण उनका नामकरण हुआ शैलपुत्री। इनका वाहन वृषभ है, इसलिए यह देवी वृषारूढ़ा के नाम से भी जानी जाती है…

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Maa Ashche!

Oct. 18, 2020, 12:13 p.m.

“Celebrating the Goddesses has the potential not only to tune us to our own sacred capacities but also to help us work with the hidden and secret forces at play in our lives. When we can do tha…

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Radhashtami

Aug. 25, 2020, 12:14 p.m.

Radhastami celebration, ISKCON Vrindaban Radhashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the bright fortnight of Shukla paksha Ashtami tithi, in the month of Bhadraba. It is a very significant fes…

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Balarama Jayanti

Aug. 3, 2020, 12:16 p.m.

Balarama is a prominent ancient deity and the elder brother of Krishna. He is particularly significant in the Jagannath cult, as one of the triad deities. He is also known as Baladeva, Balabhadra, …

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Jhulan Jatra festival celebrating the divine romance of Radha & Krishna!

July 30, 2020, 12:18 p.m.

"jhula jhule radha damodara vrndavana menkaisi cchayi hariyali ali kunjan men" Jhulan Yatra has been inspired by the romance of Krishna and Radha, in the idyllic Vrindavan, where the divine love…

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ALARNATH TEMPLE...WHERE JAGANNATH MEETS HIS DEVOTEES DURING "ANASARA"

June 6, 2020, 12:23 p.m.

Alarnath temple, in Brahmagiri, Puri district is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The great saint, Sri Ramanuja visited this temple & Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Alarnath. According to fo…

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SIGNIFICANCE OF SNANAJATRA IN THE JAGANNATH CULT

June 5, 2020, 12:26 p.m.

Lord Jagannath holds a unique place, not only in the history of Orissa, but also in the lives of its people, symbolizing the state & society.W.W.Hunter, the famous historian has written"In ever…

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BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SHANI DEV

May 22, 2020, 12:31 p.m.

On Jyestha amavasya,Shani jayanti celebrating the birth anniversary of Shani dev is held with a lot of religious fervour. Shani is commonly the most dreaded planet in Astrology. Physically the planet…

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Gandhi and the Copper Coin!

Oct. 2, 2021, 6:56 a.m.

Gunnar Myrdal,the Swedish economist, after his survey of the socioeconomic problems of the underdeveloped world, pronounced Gandhi “in practically all fields an enlightened liberal." illustr…

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Mahalaya 2021: महालया महत्व व इतिहास

Oct. 5, 2021, 4:53 p.m.

सर्वमंगल मांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ साधिके।शरण्ये त्र्यंबके गौरी नारायणि नमोऽस्तुते।। शारदीय नवरात्रि की दुर्गा पूजा में महालया का विशेष स्थान होता है. महालया के दिन से ही दुर्गा पूजा का प्रारंभ होता है. बंगाल के …

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Bharat Milap!

Oct. 16, 2021, 7:58 a.m.

Brothers are knit together,heart & soul!So also, Sri Ram and his brother's Bharat,lakshman, Shatrughna shared a warm filial bond & Sri Ram being the eldest was respected by all his brothers, …

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Valmiki Jayanti

Oct. 20, 2021, 5:51 a.m.

For children growing up in the early seventies, Amar Chitra Katha comics were part of the childhood.The familiar storylines already heard from grandparents, were comforting and reinforcing the Indian…

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5 Songs to Light Up your Diwali 2021

Nov. 3, 2021, 6:15 p.m.

‘Diwali’ is the greatest festival or you can say festivals of festival is here.  It is one such day in India when the whole nation is lit up with diyas, colourful lights, and candles…

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The five holy days of Panchuka!

Nov. 17, 2021, 12:14 p.m.

Gangaputra Devabrata/Bheesma was the supreme commander of the Kaurava forces and  the one who witnessed the Mahābhārata completely from the beginning since the reign of Shantanu. Bhisma was the …

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The beaver moon longest partial lunar Eclipse!

Nov. 19, 2021, 7:52 a.m.

Lunar eclipses always happen on a full moon day. The full moon on November 19 is described as a beaver moon or frost moon and the full moon day in November Karthik Purnima in India, which is a sacred…

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Chaiti Mangalabara Puja!

March 29, 2022, 9:55 a.m.

Chaitra Mangalabar or Chaiti Mangalabar is a series of vrat observed on Tuesdays during Chaitra month in Odisha.Women worship Ma Mangala  for the well being of their families. She is known …

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The Champa flower,Rabindranath Tagore!

May 7, 2022, 8:21 a.m.

This morning when I walked into the garden,the Champa tree was in full bloom.While taking a few pictures to send to my son,i remembered Tagore's poem on the Champa flower.7th May is also the poet's b…

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The extraordinary Avatar Narasimha!

May 14, 2022, 10:57 a.m.

In Sanskrit, the word Narasimha consists of two words "nara" which means man, and "simha" which means lion. Together the term means "man-lion" Narasimha, who is the God of Protection, Destruction(Mah…