lunar month

Nepal celebrates Mahashivaratri festival


February 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) Hindu devotees across Nepal celebrated Mahashivaratri festival with fervour by worshipping Lord Shiva at various temples, rivers and ponds Monday.The Pashupatinath temple, situated in the heart ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Where Diwali is dark and celebrated a month later!


October 27th, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 27 (IANS) The country celebrated Diwali Wednesday, but there are some pockets in Himachal Pradesh where the festival of lights is celebrated almost a month later. Reason? Locals ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hindus in Bangladesh take holy dip in Brahmaputra (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) For Hindus in Bangladesh it was a sacred day as in their thousands they took the holy dip in the Brahmaputra river Monday on the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus take holy bath


April 11th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus Monday took holy bath in the tributaries of the Brahmaputra river on the occasion of "astami snan".The two-day bathing ritual ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chinese get new year’s first haircut for good luck


March 6th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) Sunday, March 6, was the second day of the second lunar month in China. Considered a lucky day, many Chinese nationals got a haircut to give ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Iranian ‘enmity against God’ student’s execution halted by prison Governor


December 27th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Dec 27 (ANI): Iran has reportedly delayed the execution of Habibollah Latifi, a Kurdish student who was convicted of Muharebeh (enmity against God), as hundreds of protesters arrived outside Sanandaj prison ... Read more...

Posted in World |

As ‘dark’ Diwali dawns, Himachal awaits animal sacrifice


December 4th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Dec 4 (IANS) A month after the rest of India marked the festival of lights, Himachal Pradesh will celebrate its unique four-day 'dark' Diwali - slaughtering hundreds of cattle ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now zoom into universe through Windows


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 3 (IANS) Global software major Microsoft has designed a computer programme that allows you to scan the universe and zoom into outer space through its Windows. "We have designed a virtual ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lakhs converge in Puri for Jagannath Rath Yatra


July 13th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Puri (Orissa), July 13 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees and tourists thronged this temple town Tuesday for the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of the Hindu god Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

A towering tulsi tree with a Mahabharata twist!


May 21st, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
By R.K. Misra Gandhinagar, May 21 (IANS) It's the same old tulsi that's found and worshipped in Indian households. But unlike the usual plant that is 30-60 cm tall, this one has a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘MMTC to import 200 tonnes Gold this fiscal’


May 8th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Damanjeet KohliNew Delhi, May 8 (ANI): MMTC's Chairman and Managing Director Sanjiv Batra on Friday said that the MMTC Ltd, which is the country's top gold importer, is likely to import ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tendong Lho Rum Faat festival celebrated by Lepchas of Sikkim


September 9th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Tashi PradhanGangtok (Sikkim), Sep 9(ANI): Hundreds of people came together in Gangtok recently to celebrate Tendong Lho Rum Faat, which is a festival of the indigenous tribe of Sikkim "The Lepchas".During ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Woman killed in Vrindavan temple stampede


April 27th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 27 (ANI): One woman was killed and another injured in a stampede at the Bankey Bihari Temple here on Monday.According to police, the incident occurred when a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

25,000 people may donate blood during Hola Mohalla celebrations


February 27th, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, Feb.27 (ANI): To set a unique example by a community, various Sikh originations are going to hold worlds largest blood donation camp on the occasion of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Detailed security arrangements for Basant Panchmi magh mela


January 31st, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, Jan 31 (ANI): Allahabad, in Uttar Pradesh, is celebrating Saraswati Puja with full fervour and gaiety at the fourth bathing festival of Magh mela. Here, around 40 lakh Hindu devotees are ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Chinese New Year 2009 - Gong Xi Fa Chai


January 27th, 2009 - 3:10 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Chinese New Year begins according to the Chinese calendar which consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. The Spring Festival or the Chinese New Year is called the Lunar New Year ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chaga Gadi festival of the Liangmei Nagas of Nagaland


November 20th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Vibou Ganguly Kohima, Nov.20 (ANI): Celebrated to respect the womenfolk for their contribution in sustaining the family, the Chaga Gadi was held recently at The Heritage in Kohima. It is an annual ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Diwali being celebrated with traditional fervour and zeal


October 28th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Diwali, the festival of lights, is being celebrated across the country with traditional fervour and zeal today.It was celebrated in the southern part of the country ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Costly Ghevar dampens spirits ahead of Teej festivities in Jaipur


August 4th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokendra Singh Jaipur, Aug.4 (ANI): Rajasthans swing festival, better known as Teej heralds the onset of monsoon and falls in the Lunar month of Shravan (mid July to mid August), which ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Minerals and Metals to organise exhibition during Akshaya Tritiya


May 2nd, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The state-owned Minerals and Metals Trading Corp (MMTC) announced Friday that it would organise an exhibition of its products during the Akshaya Tritiya festival next week in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Subscribe