navratri festival

Log on, perform prayers online!


March 18th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) Two prominent Hindu shrines in Himachal Pradesh will offer online prayers and other services to devotees from this week.From this Chaitra Navratri festival, beginning March 23, ... Read more...

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Gold rush before Dhanteras: Jewellers


October 23rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) The gold rush across India just before Monday's Dhanteras festival has made jewellers confident of increasing their business, though prices of the yellow metal show volatility ... Read more...

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Modi’s absence, talk of PM candidate, cloud BJP meet (Roundup)


September 30th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate? The issue saw differences crop up in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at its two-day national executive ... Read more...

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Modi absent as BJP national executive attacks government


September 30th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Controversy dogged the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two-day national executive that began here Friday with its star leader Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as ... Read more...

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Sachin Tendulkar moves into his ‘dream home’


September 28th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Taking advantage of the auspicious occasion of the first day of the Navratri festival, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar finally moved into his swank new 'dream ... Read more...

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In Ayodhya, this Ram Lila goes on and on


October 23rd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Ayodhya, Oct 23 (IANS) The curtains never come down on Ram Lila here. The drama based on the epic Ramayana that is usually enacted around Dussehra has been staged continuously ... Read more...

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Will John Be Able To Convince Daya Ben To Play Garba


October 11th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Daya Ben of SAB TV’s sitcom ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ is known to be obsessed with the ‘garba’ act and she can perform it anytime ... Read more...

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Devotees take holy dip in rivers across Uttar Pradesh on first day of Navratri


October 8th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad/Varanasi/Ayodhaya, Oct.8 (ANI): Thousands of devotees across Uttar Pradesh took holy dips in rivers on the first day of a nine-day long Navratri festival on Friday.Allahabad, famous for the confluence of the ... Read more...

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Devotees throng Delhi temple as Navratri festival begins


October 8th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.8 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees thronged the Jhandewala Temple to worship Goddess Durga, as the nine-day long Navratri festival began on Friday.The festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm and devotees ... Read more...

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Muslim prisoners fast during Navratri to atone for sins


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Barabanki, March 23 (IANS) They wake up early, keep fast, undertake Hindu rituals, sing hymns and eat a special diet like their Hindu brethren during the ongoing Navratri festival. These ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi devotees face hardship due to security measures near Katra


September 25th, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by ANI
Katra (Jammu), Sep.25 (ANI): Pilgrims bound for the revered Vaishno Devi shrine on Friday lamented uncomfortable security measures which made the devotees, arriving in Katra during Navrartas, to get down of their ... Read more...

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Devotees throng Assam’s Kamakhya temple for Kumari Puja


September 24th, 2009 - 11:40 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Sep 24 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees thronged revered Kamakhya temple in Assam state on Thursday for Kumari Puja organised during Hindu festival of Navratri, in which young girls are worshipped.Kumari Puja ... Read more...

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Imported flowers for Vaishno Devi temple during Navratri festival


March 30th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanKatra, March 30 (ANI): On the occasion of Navratri festival, the famous Vaishno Devi temple near Jammu has been decorated with special flowers brought from Norway, Sweden, Russia, and ... Read more...

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Surat performs traditional prayers to protect the `girl child”


October 8th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by ANI
Surat (Gujarat),Oct.8 (ANI): Residents of Surat city in Gujarat are using this year''s Navratri festival celebrations to highlight the need for ending the practice of female foeticide in the state. As part ... Read more...

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People throng to ‘Navratri witches’ for cure to AIDS, cancer


October 8th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 8 (IANS) In a bizarre ritual that took place midnight last on the outskirts of Raipur, three women known as the 'Navratri witches' and claiming to be blessed by goddess ... Read more...

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Terror emails ‘mystery solved’, 20 held for serial bombings


October 6th, 2008 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, Mumbai Police Monday claimed to have solved the mystery behind the terror emails sent by the Indian Mujahideen (IM) prior to the Ahmedabad and ... Read more...

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Mumbai police arrest 20 IM activists for serial blasts (Lead)


October 6th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) The Mumbai police Monday announced they had arrested 20 activists of the shadowy Indian Mujahideeen (IM) terror group, including four software professionals the authorities say had sent emails ... Read more...

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Where weapons are worshipped instead of Durga


October 6th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 6 (IANS) During the Navratri festival different forms of idols of goddess Durga are worshipped. But there is a place in Jharkhand where weapons are worshipped instead of goddess Durga.If ... Read more...

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President, PM greet nation on Durga Puja


October 6th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of Durga Puja. In her message, President Patil said, "On ... Read more...

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Security beefed up at Dandiya venues in Gujarat


October 3rd, 2008 - 11:30 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Oct 3 (ANI): Security has been beefed up during the nine-day long Hindu festival of "Navratri" in the wake of recent bomb attacks at several places in the country.Navratri ... Read more...

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Gujarat’s popular temple receives bomb threat letters


October 1st, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Oct 1 (IANS) The Ambaji temple in north Gujarat, one of the state's most popular shrines, has been receiving a series of letters warning of a bomb, taxing its administrators and ... Read more...

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Stampede in Chamunda Devi temple mars Navratri festival revelry


October 1st, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Mehrangarh (Rajasthan), Oct 1 (ANI): A day after the stampede that killed at least 147 devotees, a handful of devotees came on Wednesday to offer prayers on the second day of ... Read more...

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Modi inaugurates Navratri festival celebrations in Ahmedabad


October 1st, 2008 - 6:26 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Oct 1 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Navratri festival celebration 'Nav Shakti Gurjari' at the University ground here late Tuesday.The event was jointly organised by the Industrial Navratri ... Read more...

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150 killed in temple stampede in Rajasthan (Intro roundup)


October 1st, 2008 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Sep 30 (IANS) Nearly two months after a similar tragedy, at least 150 people were crushed to death in a stampede at dawn Tuesday in an ancient hilltop temple here in ... Read more...

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Heavy security in north Gujarat after Modasa blast


September 30th, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Palanpur (Gujarat), Sep 30 (IANS) North Gujarat towns and areas near the border with Pakistan were placed under extra security Tuesday, a day after a blast in Modasa town killed a boy, ... Read more...

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144 killed in Rajasthan temple stampede (Second Lead)


September 30th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Sep 30 (IANS) At least 144 people were killed in a stampede early Tuesday in this Rajasthan town when hundreds of devotees rushed down a narrow pathway from a hilltop temple ... Read more...

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90 die in Rajasthan hilltop temple stampede (Lead)


September 30th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Sep 30 (IANS) At least 90 people were killed in a stampede early Tuesday in this Rajasthan town when hundreds of devotees rushed down a narrow pathway from a hilltop temple ... Read more...

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40 killed, 120 injured in temple stampede in Rajasthan


September 30th, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Sep 30 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed and 120 injured in a stampede at the Chamunda temple on top of the famous Mehrangarh fort in Rajasthan's Jodhpur town Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Western India on alert after two blasts (Roundup, Combining different series)


September 30th, 2008 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) At least four people were killed and several injured in seperate blasts in two communally sensitive towns in Gujarat and Maharashtra late Monday night hours before the start ... Read more...

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Devotees rush at temples during ‘Navratri’ festival


April 7th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi/ Ayodhya/Varanasi, Apr 7 (ANI): Devotees in different parts of the country offered prayers with devotion on the second day of the nine-day 'Navratri' festival. In New Delhi, the star ... Read more...

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As Ravanas burnt, Goddess Durga leaves for her heavenly abode (Lead-Dusshera festival)


November 14th, 2007 - 2:37 am ICT by admin
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As Ravanas burnt, Goddess Durga leaves for her heavenly abode


November 14th, 2007 - 2:37 am ICT by admin
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Foreigners dance to Garba tune in Indore


November 14th, 2007 - 2:35 am ICT by admin
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Durga Puja celebrated onboard Swatantrata Senani Express


November 14th, 2007 - 2:35 am ICT by admin
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Kolkata still fancies ‘Dhaks’ over techno music during Durga Puja


November 14th, 2007 - 2:34 am ICT by admin
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