Category: Culture

The 5-day festivity ends

Five-day festivity that started with Dhanteras and ended with Bhai Dooj has given the traders a boom time The five-day festivity that started with Dhanteras and ended with Bhai Dooj has given the traders a boom time.  The people going on a shopping spree in accordance with the long-continuing tradition, the shops have seen hordes of buyers thronging them....

Understanding the spirit of our festivals

 Saumya P Mittal Tuesday, 06 November 2018 | Dehradun– Indian society is such a unique motley of indigenous and adopted cultures that multiple religious and traditional festivals have been celebrated each year for ages now. Unlike most other societies, Indian festive heritage has been remarkable as it emanates from an immense variety of communities that have coexisted by peacefully respecting...

Love or tradition?

As Karwa Chauth is around the corner, men and women reveal the reasons why they fast What is the relevance of Karwa Chauth? Does the fasting actually prolong the life of a husband? What do milennial women feel about observing the ritual? Is it for love or only for the sake of tradition that the modern woman undertakes this...

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat greets people on Vijaydashmi

The strength of dharma to vanquish adharma stressed in the message   Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has extended his greetings and good wishes to the people of Uttarakhand on the festival of ‘Vijaydashmi’ and ‘Dussehra’ slated to be celebrated on Friday. In his message, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that the festival of ‘Vijaydashmi’ is a symbol...

Festivities in the air on Ashtami

Nine days of joy and devotion With the rising cost of living, other Indian festivals may seem to have lost sheen, but nine auspicious days known as Navratri have retained the spirit and both the old and the young participants in the festivities with equal devotion and fervor. Rather the enthusiasm for the Navratris has been growing each passing...

Chief Minister Inaugurates Kunjapuri fair

Development of mountainous regions is vital in the interests of the State: Chief Minister Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the 43rd Siddhpeeth Ma Kunjapuri tourism and development fair at Ramleela Grounds in Narendranagar on Wednesday. On the occasion, he inaugurated irrigation department projects worth Rs12.16 crore and laid the foundation stone of PWD projects worth Rs9.84 crore. The...

Pitri Paksh ends with Yajna, Tarpan and Pind Daan

Prayers offered to ancestors and gods on the Ganga ghats The last day of the Pitri Paksh saw Yajna, Tarpan and Pind Daan rituals being performed in memory of the ancestors amid Vedic mantras at Har Ki Paidi on Tuesday. With this, the fortnight-long special period came to an end.  Sarvapitri Amavasya which lasted till 11 am on Tuesday...

Meera Bai anniversary celebrated in Haridwar

The appeal of her divinely inspired songs will never die, say, scholars, Saturday, 06 October 2018 | PNS | Haridwar– Love and devotion for the divine personified, Meera Bai was one of the eminent saints/mystics of Vaishnava Bhakti movement. With no historical records existing about her birth, her birth anniversary is celebrated by devotees on Sharad Purnima (full moon) which has fallen...

Nanda Devi Mahotsav concludes with immersion of idols

The ceremonial idols of goddesses Nanda and Sunanda were immersed in the Naini lake after a colorful procession in Nainital on Wednesday. This marked the conclusion of the 115th Nanda Devi Mahotsav. Devotees participated with enthusiasm in the procession taken out on the occasion. Various cultural aspects including folk dances, people dressed up in costumes as deities and other...

Ceremonial idols installed, events held in 115th Nanda Devi Mahotsav

As part of the 115th Nanda Devi Mahotsav, the idols of goddesses Nanda and Sunanda were ceremoniously installed in the Naina Devi compound here on Sunday. The representatives of the goddesses were made from wood, bamboo and natural colours in the morning. Cultural processions were also taken out in the city to mark the occasion. Later during the day, various...