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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...

RAKSHA BANDHAN CELEBRATED WITH ELAN

Raksha Bandhan, celebrating the bond between sisters and brothers commemorated on Sunday with enthusiasm across the State. Recounting his own childhood days, principal of Delhi Public School, KC Pandey said, “Sibling is not just a word, it symbolizes sentiments, emotions, and affection. True feelings of caring and sharing are the bond between siblings. Fifty years back, there used to...

RAM KATHA TO START IN GANGOTRI TODAY

Noted Katha Vachak Morari Bapu will start a nine-day Ram Katha at Gangotri from today. The event will begin at 4 PM on Saturday. According to the organisers, Sant Kripa Sanatan Sansthan, this is the first time that such a large gathering will be held at Gangotri for Ram Katha. The Ram Katha will be held from 9.30 am...

PENSION OF ARTISTS LIKELY TO SEE A HIKE

AIMED AT IMPROVING CONDITION: PENSION OF ARTISTS LIKELY TO SEE A HIKE In order to improve the condition of the artists from Uttarakhand, the State Cultural Department has sent a proposal to the State Government for raising their pension. The amount they are receiving a pension at present is Rs 3000 per month and it would be raised to...