The word Holi, derived from the word “hola”, means to offer prayers to the gods for good harvest. Along with the significance, the festival also has a lot of fascinating legends attached to it. This year,the festival falls on March 1 and March 2 .
Diwali, also known as Deepawali, is observed nation-wide in the autumn season. The main festive night usually coincides with the Hindu Lunisolar month of Kartika in the Bikram Sambat calendar.
For many, the occasion of Thanksgiving is a time for family reunions, shopping, merrymaking, feasts and family dinner. People take out time to spend special time to meet near and dear ones and thank them for their kindness. Every year, people all across the world celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Originated as the festival of harvest, on […]
It is believed that Guru Nanak received enlightenment in 1496 and preached about peace and religious harmony to the world.
Used to describe a pre-Christmas day of commercial carnage, the term “Black Friday” originates from Philadelphia, USA, in the early 1950s. Online retail giant Amazon introduced the concept to the UK in 2010.
Halloween is shrouded in superstition and mystery, but at the same time it has become an exciting and fun-filled holiday for children in many countries around the world. It is celebrated on October 31 every year.
Chhath Puja is observed over a period of four days and is known to be full of rigorous rituals, which include holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water, offering prasad and prayers to the rising and setting sun.
Valmiki Jayanti 2017: Valmiki is a revered poet and the author of the epic Ramayana. The original texts written by the sage consists of 24,000 shlokas and 7 cantos (kaṇḍas) including Uttara Kanda. It is believed that during Rama's exile period, he met Valmiki and made him his contemporary.
The word "Muharram" derived from the word 'haram' means forbidden and holds great significance for the Muslims. This year it started on September 21 and will continue till October 19.
The two main contenders of the election are two centrists from the dominant center-right and center-left parties: conservative incumbent Angela Merkel and social democrat Martin Schulz.
Dussehra marks the victory of Ram over demon Ravana and is revered as the triumph of good over evil. Whereas, in the eastern and north-eastern regions Vijayadashami marks the victory of goddess Durga over Mahishasura.
Vijayadashmi, is considered the most auspicious day of the festival as it believed that on this day the demon was killed, denoting the victory of good over evil. It was then that the name of the city was supposedly derived from the demon's name.
Durga Puja is the major festival for Bengalis across the world, and is an occasion marks the battle of good over evil. Spread across 10 days, it signifies the birth of Durga with the blessings of the gods, as a collective energy, to fight the demon king Mahishasura.
On Eid al-Adha, an animal is sacrificed to show devotion and love towards Allah. People adorn themselves in new clothes and offer their prayers. The feast that is cooked on Eid, is distributed among all as it is believed that no one should be left hungry on the day of the festival.
During the days the festival Onam is celebrated, elaborated feasts and competitions take place. One of the main highlights of the festival is the grand feast known as Onasadya, which is a nine course meal serving ten to thirteen dishes. Thousands of people come to celebrate the festival.
The Election Commission is likely to announce the dates for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections on Thursday.
The Karnataka Assembly is in the final year of its tenure and it will finish in May 2018. Political parties have started early preparations for the off chance the state goes for early elections. But, as things stand, the state is expected to go to polls around April 2018.
The Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The counting of votes will take place on December 18, the Election Commission of India announced on Wednesday.
Delhi bypoll: The reserved Bawana constituency is one of Delhi’s largest and most varied Assembly segments.
The solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, for the first time since 1918. The event, which is expected to last for nearly two daylight hours, with two minutes of darkness, will begin at 1.15 pm EDT (10.45 pm IST) and end at 2.49 pm EDT.
In celebration of 25 years of diplomatic relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu will hold talks on a range of issues, look at ways to strengthen ties in diverse fields and discuss major challenges like terrorism.
Donald Trump will host Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday afternoon and the two leaders would spend about five hours together in various settings beginning with their bilateral discussion, delegation level talks, a reception and a working dinner.
While his official engagements with President Trump will wait till Monday, on his first day, the PM has a meeting with US CEOs followed by an interaction with the Indian community in nearby Virginia in the afternoon.
Rakshabandhan is widely observed by North-Western Indians residing in Pakistan and the Hindu diaspora from Nepal who have settled elsewhere. Rabindranath Tagore had suggested to emphasize on Rakhi in order to infuse communal harmony among Indians during the British empire.
Eid marks the end of Ramadan, a religious tradition where Muslims abstain from food and water between dawn to dusk during the period.
Fasting, praying, dahi-handi, fair, traditional sweet dishes, etc are key to the festive celebrations. The 'Bhagavata Purana' states that apart from fasting and praying, devotional singing, night vigil and dramatization of Krishna legends are significant rituals of Krishna Janmashtami.
As we go about in life, being completely preoccupied with everything it has to offer, we often fail to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices made by our parents. It is only fitting then that in Mother's Day and Father's Day, we celebrate their contribution and sacrifices.
If NDA and the Opposition fail to reach a consensus on a suitable candidate for the next President, polls will be held on July 17
Reportedly, 72 teachers and students of Lucknow's City Montessori School would perform at the event to be held in United Nations headquarters in New York.
Diwali festivities start with Dhanteras, followed by 'Narak Chaturdasi' on second day, Deepawali on third day, 'Diwali Padwa' dedicated to matrimony on fourth day and ends with 'Bhai Dooj' dedicated to sister-brothr bond on the fifth day.