Manipur celebrates Ningol Chakkouba: Occasion for sibling bonding 

Imphal, Nov 17. For generations, Manipur has been celebrating a unique festival called Ningol Chakkouba every November when married sisters and daughters are invited to their parental house for a sumptuous lunch...

Diwali celebrations at European Parliament

Brussels, Nov 11.  The European Parliament, in cooperation with the Indian embassy in Brussels organised a grand Diwali celebration at its premises in Brussels.European Parliament Vice President Antonio Tajani led the celebrations...
'Bhai Phonta' celebrated in Bengal

‘Bhai Phonta’ celebrated in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 1 . Sisters prayed for their brothers' well-being and renewed bonds of sibling love as West Bengal celebrated 'Bhai Phonta' (Brother's Day) on Tuesday amid traditional fervour.Dressed in ethnic wear,...

Widows break taboo by celebrating Diwali inside temple

Vrindavan, Oct 28 - Breaking an age-old taboo, about 700 widows celebrated Diwali for the first time in the ancient Gopinath Temple here on Thursday.The initiative to let widows of Vrindavan light...

Hindu temples in Pakistan to get extra protection

Karachi, Oct 21 . A Rs 400 million project is set to be launched in Pakistan's Sindh province to protect Hindu temples, churches and gurdwaras, the media reported on Friday.The Dawn quoted...

Thousands throng Himachal temples for Navratri

Shimla, Oct 1 .  Tens of thousands of devotees from across the region on Saturday thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh to mark the onset of the 10-day long Navratri festival, the holy...
Pindadan begins in Gaya, million pilgrims expected

Pindadan begins in Gaya, million pilgrims expected

Patna, Sep 15  The fortnight-long Pitrapaksh period, considered by the Hindus as auspicious for offering 'pindadan' -- religious service seeking salvation for the dead from the cycle of rebirth, began in...
Maharashtra bids adieu to Lord Ganesh after 11 days 

Maharashtra bids adieu to Lord Ganesh after 11 days 

Mumbai, Sep 15 .  Maharashtra bid adieu to Lord Ganesh - the elephant-headed god - on Anant Chaturdashi on Thursday as the curtains fell on the 11-day Ganeshotsav festivities.After performing the farewell...

Myanmar quake damages nearly 400 ancient temples

Nay Pyi Daw, Aug 29.  The number of ancient temples damaged in the archaeological complex of Bagan in Myanmar in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 397, according to...

Janmashtami celebrated in Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 25 .  Janmashtami, marking the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated on Thursday with gaitey and religious fervour across West Bengal.A three day festivity that began on Wednesday at the...

Entertainment

Complaint against Sofia Hayat for swastika tattoo on feet

Mumbai, Feb 23. A police complaint has been filed against model-turned-nun Sofia Hayat -- a British national of Indian descent -- for getting swastika inked...

History

Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

Florence, Oct 21.  Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence...