Category: Culture

Lakhs throng Haridwar for Kartik Poornima Snan

Devotees in their lakhs thronged Haridwar and Rishikesh to take ritual bath in the Ganga river on the occasion of Kartik Poornima on Tuesday. According to the authorities in Haridwar, it is estimated that about 20 lakh people arrived here to bathe in the Ganga on the occasion. It is pertinent to mention here that Kartik Purnima is linked...

Guru Nanak’s teachings to always remain relevant- CM

The teachings and actions of Guru Nanak have played a major role in tackling negative aspects in society, said the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday. He said this after paying obeisance at a Gurudwara here on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru. Greeting the members of the Sikh community on the occasion,...

SCPCR head writes to CM, seeks public holiday on Igas

In a letter to the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson Usha Negi has requested that a public holiday be announced on the traditional festival of Igas to be celebrated on November 8, 2019. Negi wrote that the festival is important for the people of Uttarakhand and it exhibits the culture and...

Chhath celebrated with fervour across Dehradun

The festival not only holds religious importance but it is also important from the viewpoint of cleanliness and protection of the environment. Chhath is a unique festival of worshipping the sun god and his wife Usha. The beauty and the importance it holds are unique in its own way. It not only holds religious importance but it is also...

People go for gadgets instead of gold & silver

A day ahead of Dhanteras festival with which the festival of Deepawali actually begins, people are shopping for commodities which are going to influence their financial condition for the whole year. While astrologers suggest purchasing items of gold and silver metal as per the effect of planets, the youngsters are exploring purchase offers on the latest gadgets launched in...

CM exhorts public to correct wrongs in society

Ravan, Kumbhkarn & Meghnad effigies set afire on Parade Ground Multitudes thronged the Parade Ground on Tuesday evening for the ritual burning of the effigies of Ravan, Kumbhkarn and Meghnad on the occasion of Dussehra. Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also participated in this event organised by the Bannu Biradari Dussehra Committee. He worshipped lord Rama and Hanuman after...

Ramleelas end with killing of Ravana, traditions remain alive

Haridwar boasts of having some century old Ramleelas including Ramleela of Haridwar, Jhabreda, Bhagwanpur, Bahadrabad and Kankhal. The Ramleela of Jwalapur is considered as one of the oldest Ramleela which began as Ram Natak about 150 years ago and took the form of Ramleela about 100 years ago. Even Muslim brothers, Billa and Sukha have participated in Ramleela giving...

Nine Days of Joy and Devotion culminate in Durga Pooja

With the rising living costs, other Indian festivals may seem to have lost sheen but nine auspicious days of Navratri have not been affected so. The enthusiasm for the Navratri has grown with each passing year. On Monday, the ninth auspicious day, the five-day long cultural extravaganza came to an end at Sarvajaneen Durga Samiti Pandal with over 500...

Guv worships girls at Raj Bhawan on Mahanavmi

On the occasion of Mahanavmi on Monday, the Governor Baby Rani Maurya undertook Kanya Poojan at the Raj Bhawan and wished for the prosperity of the State. The Governor ceremoniously worshipped 51 girls invited to the Raj Bhawan and herself served food to them. Along with her family, Maurya worshipped the girls as per traditional rituals and also presented...

Durga Pooja concludes with feast at Century Mill

Priests from Kolkata conducted special worship of goddess Durga at the Century Pulp and Paper Mill here on the occasion of Navmi on Monday. A khichdi feast was also organised on the occasion. The local MLA Navin Dumka, former Cabinet Minister Harish Chandra Durgapal and a large number of devotees attended the programme. The chief operating officer of the...