Category: Culture

Security spruced up for Makar Sankranti, lakhs to throng holy city today

In anticipation of a mammoth turnout of devotees on the occasion of Makar Sankranti Snan for two days starting from Monday, the district administration and the police have made ample arrangements to maintain law and order in the district. Though the ritualistic Snan started on Monday, the real Snan would be held on Tuesday during which lakhs of people...

Vivekananda Jayanti observed with enthusiasm

Cultural programme and symposiums were held in several schools in Haridwar to mark the birth anniversary of the nationalist monk Swami Vivekananda. Vivekananda Vichar Manch hosted cultural programmes and symposium in Shivalik Nagar during which huge donations were collected for the children from unprivileged families. The students of Madhuram School for underprivileged children and Divya Sewa Mission presented dance...

Paonta & Hemkund: Sites close to heart of Guru Gobind Singh

Monday, 14 January 2019 | Jaskiran Chopra | Dehradun– Two years ago, the 350th Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh was celebrated the world over. Sunday marked his 352nd birth anniversary. This is an apt occasion to remember the deep connection his life, in his birth as Gobind Singh and in an earlier birth,  had with this mountainous region. The two...

Art competition, musical evening held in Nainital

Various activities held on the second day of Winter Carnival Various events were held on the second day of the Nainital Winter Carnival in the Lake City on Friday. In an art competition held for school children during the day, Bhanu Prasad won the first position followed by Muskan and Smriti Bhatt at the second and third positions respectively in...

Chief Minister attends Bharat Mata Aradhana Mahayajna

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat attended the Bharat Mata Aradhna Mahayajna which started on Thursday at Saptrishi Ashram.  He was accompanied by the state cabinet minister Madan Kaushik. The founder of Bharat Mata Mandir Trust Swami Satyamitranand Giri heaped praise on the Chief Minister for reaching the venue on time despite his multiple engagements for the day. Presiding over...

Geeta Jayanti observed with devotional fervour in Haridwar

‘Gita transcends time, country, race’ In the city of temples Rishikesh, two mega-events were organized to mark the Geeta Jayanti on Tuesday. Considered as the appearance day of Bhagavad Gita- the sacred scripture of the Hindus-, it is celebrated on the Shukla Ekadashi, the 11th day of the waxing moon of Margashirsha month which started around noon on Tuesday....

Kumaon’s melodious “Baithki Holi” retains its traditional fervour and warmth

Hill homes will soon come alive with the sounds of classical music Holi is a festival that stretches over months in the hills of Uttarakhand. It is extremely interesting to note that while preparations for Christmas can be seen all around in the country, it is only in Uttarakhand that very soon, the celebrations of Holi will begin in...

Kartik snan and Guru Purab pass off peacefully

Lakhs of people throng the holy city for holy bath A sea of humanity has flooded Har Ki Paidi on the occasion of Kartik Purnima on Friday. The birth anniversary of the first guru of Sikh tradition Guru Nanak Dev was also observed on the day.  As per police, over 16 lakh people have taken the holy dip at...

Pakistan pilgrims throng Piran Kaliyar shrine

We are here with a message of love With the stream of pilgrims from Pakistan pouring in, 91 pilgrims from the neighboring country arrived here on Tuesday to participate in the 750th annual Urs (death anniversary) fair being held at the fabled Piran Kaliyar shrine near Roorkee which started on Monday. Nearly 20 km away from  Haridwar, the religious...

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....