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  • Mumbai: Durga can't be sexy. Actress Rajshri Deshpande gets death threat

    Cops file FIR after 'Sexy Durga' actress Rajshri Deshpande gets trolled for starring in 'religious' Malayalam film; she clarifies that film is about women issues and that people are being misled

    Oct 06, 2017, 08:36 IST

  • Malaika Arora looks like a goddess in this stunning white gown

    Malaika Arora should be hailed as the 'Queen Of Red Carpet' looks. While the world was still getting over from Malaika Arora's red gown last week, she floored everyone at the 'Elle Beauty Awards'

    Oct 05, 2017, 20:20 IST

  • Post ban, Maria Sharapova clicks it right in China

    Russian tennis ace still remains crowd favourite in Beijing despite being labelled a drug cheat 

    Oct 04, 2017, 19:38 IST

  • Nepal has new living goddess after Kumari Puja ritual for goddess Durga

    A three-year-old girl Trishna has been named the new Kumari of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu after her predecessor retired when she reached puberty, continuing an ancient tradition that sees young girls worshipped as ‘living goddesses’. The ceremony took place on the eighth day of the two-week-long Dashain festival. She was among four final contestants from the Shakya clan for the position of living goddess, called Kumari. The ‘Kanya’ or Kumari Puja is a ritual of worshipping a girl aged between six and twelve years, symbolizing the Kanya Kumari (virgin) form of the Goddess Durga Devi. Hindu devotees perform the Kanya Puja in front of an idol of the Goddess Durga and believe that a Kanya is a living impersonation of the goddess.

    Sep 30, 2017, 11:50 IST

  • Watch: Glimpse of maha aarti at Umiyadham Temple

    Hundreds of devotees offered a ‘maha aarti’ to Goddess Durga on the eighth day (ashtami) of Navratri in Gujarat’s Surat on Thursday night. A huge sea of devotees was witnessed at the famous Umiyadham Temple as the premises echoed with chants of holy rhymes

    Sep 29, 2017, 10:42 IST

  • Watch: Garba with dustbins to spread message of 'Clean India'

    A number of people, including children, performed garba carrying dustbins in their hands, to spread the message of cleanliness in Gujarat’s Vadodara on Thursday night. It was the eight day (ashtami) of Navratri Festival.

    Sep 29, 2017, 10:16 IST

  • Watch Video: Aarti of Goddess Durga on 8th day of Navratri

    Keeping their fingers crossed their Ma Durga will fulfill their deeds, devotees in large numbers thronged Mumbai-based famous Mumba Devi Temple and performed aarti on early Thursday morning. It’s the eighth day of nine-day-long Navratri Festival. The religious festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over a demon named Mahishasura and epitomises the victory of good over evil. The festival is also significant for new beginnings and making investments.

    Sep 28, 2017, 10:51 IST

  • Kolkata sex workers fight prejudice, celebrate Durga Puja

    In a bustling street of Kolkata, some women are busy offering prayers to goddess Durga, while others sit beside it on a makeshift counter handing out flyers and accepting whatever small donations come their way. These are the sex workers of Sonagachi. Ostracised by the society, the sex workers have managed to erect a marquee after five years to ensure that they celebrate ‘Durga Puja’ with gusto and not amid prejudice. ‘Durga Puja’ is an annual four-day-long festival dedicated to goddess Durga, synonymous with power and feminine force. ‘Durga Puja’ marks the victory of Durga over Mahishasura. It is believed that during the festival the goddess descends on earth to rid it of demons and bless her devotees with happiness and prosperity.

    Sep 27, 2017, 20:49 IST

  • 'Navratri' special garba fever runs high in Surat

    'Navratri' fever ran high in parts of Surat as revelers, dressed in traditional finery, danced to the tunes of folk songs and offered prayers to goddess Durga. 'Navratri' is a nine-day-long festival which celebrates the victory of Durga over Mahishasura

    Sep 26, 2017, 08:48 IST

  • Health: Try the satvik way of life this Navratri

    Navratri revellers have turned satvik. While they do it for the Goddess, you go, give it a shot to energise your body and calm the mind

    Sep 25, 2017, 13:50 IST

  • Durga Pooja Festival: Tallest durga in the world aims to beat Guinness World record

    Ahead of the upcoming Durga puja festival, workers assemble a 100-foot bamboo idol of Goddess Durga in Guwahati, Assam, on Saturday

    Sep 24, 2017, 12:17 IST

  • Devdutt Pattanaik: Cinderella Vrat Katha

    A friend pointed out that the popular fairy tale Cinderalla is very much like a vrata-katha: a girl in trouble, tortured by female members of her family

    Sep 24, 2017, 07:35 IST

  • PM Modi, bullet train tattoos hit among youngsters during Navratri festival

    Craze for tattoos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and country’s first bullet train is trending among youngsters in Surat, during the celebrations of Navratri festival. A major religious festival of Hindus, Navratri is celebrated for a period of nine days to worship Goddess Durga. It is believed that during the festival, goddess Durga descends on earth to rid it of demons and bless her devotees with happiness and prosperity

    Sep 22, 2017, 18:46 IST

  • Photos: TV actress who played goddesses on the small screen

    Photos: TV actress who played goddesses on the small screen

    Sep 22, 2017, 08:50 IST

  • Navratri gets noisy even before it starts as loudspeaker blare till 1 am

    On Wednesday night, the Mumbai Police's control room and Twitter account were inundated with complaints from residents shocked that the police had allowed revellers to play music late into the night

    Sep 21, 2017, 21:38 IST

  • Durga Puja in Bengal with trans-boundary trysts and twists

    From goddess Durga draped in traditional Nepali attire for the grand celebration of Dasain, to the resplendent White Temple of Thailand to glimpses of London and the US -- Durga Puja in West Bengal

    Sep 21, 2017, 11:59 IST

  • Devotees throng temples on commencement of Navratri

    Parts of the nation are drenched in the frenzy of Durga Puja. Devotees in large numbers thronged temples and offered their prayers on the first day of Navratri on Thursday early morning. The auspicious festival is celebrated for nine consecutive days.

    Sep 21, 2017, 11:51 IST

  • 'Padmavati' first look: Deepika Padukone as 'goddess queen' will take your breath away

    The first look of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming period drama 'Padmavati', co-starring Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, is out! The makers have also announced the release date of the film

    Sep 21, 2017, 08:40 IST

  • Shilpa Shetty looks like a goddess as she rules the runway

    Actress Shilpa Shetty, who walked for designer Monisha Jaising at India Couture Week (ICW) 2017, says that she did a lot of mistakes in her career an learnt a lot from them

    Jul 29, 2017, 19:01 IST

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