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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....

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...