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  • A devotee in Patna has his unique way of paying gratitude to Hindu goddess Durga during the festival of Navratri, by placing 21 ‘Kalash’ half filled with water over his chest as part of the ritual. Nageshwar Rai, who is in his 60s, has placed brass pots over his chest and will remain in the same position for all nine days of festivities. He will remain on fast, abstaining from eating and drinking. Rai, who has been performing this arduous ritual for past 22 years, believes it pleases goddess Durga. Rai’s unusual form of paying obeisance has drawn many people from different part of Patna city

    Sep 22, 2017, 18:49 IST

  • Thousands of people thronged the banks of the Bijoy Govinda Thangapat in Imphal to witness a boat race and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu and Bijoy Govinda. The traditional boat race festival ‘Heikru Hidongba’ has a great traditional significance and is observed with a ritualistic approach across the state. Apart from performing religious rites and rituals and paying obeisance to the Gods for bountiful blessing, an exciting race between two boats is the main highlight of the festival. Governor Najma Heptulla congratulated both the teams

    Sep 03, 2017, 13:26 IST

  • The shrine attracts people from across the country every year. People come in large numbers to pay their respects to the Sufi saint and seek his blessings. Nasir Main, a native of Sahranpur district, was invited to Barielly by Sufi scholars to promote Sufism in the region.

    Oct 26, 2015, 19:22 IST

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