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Explained: The significance of worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali
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Explained: The significance of worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali

Diwali is specially dedicated to the worship of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity and good fortune

'Muslims don't worship Goddess Lakshmi, are they not rich?' Bihar MLA sparks controversy
India

'Muslims don't worship Goddess Lakshmi, are they not rich?' Bihar MLA sparks controversy

"If we get wealth only by worshipping Goddess Lakshmi, then there would have been no billionaires and trillionaires among Muslims. Muslims do not worship Goddess Lakshmi, are they not rich? Muslims do not worship Goddess Saraswati. Are there no scholars among Muslims?...," said BJP MLA Lalan Paswan.

Diwali 2021: Puja timing, muhurat, significance; here's everything you need to know
India

Diwali 2021: Puja timing, muhurat, significance; here's everything you need to know

On this special day, families worship Goddess Lakshmi, who is the Goddess of wealth. Devotees believe that if they perform the special puja they will be blessed with health, wealth, and prosperity

'Lights, sweets and crackers': Ahead of Diwali 2021, here's how shops and markets are prepping for festival
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'Lights, sweets and crackers': Ahead of Diwali 2021, here's how shops and markets are prepping for festival

Diwali is one of India’s most popular festivals which is celebrated with much grandeur and enthusiasm. The five-day-long festival of lights will begin with Dhanteras and end with Bhai Dooj

Dhanteras 2021: A guide to understanding why the day is celebrated
India

Dhanteras 2021: A guide to understanding why the day is celebrated

The word ‘Dhanteras’ comes from Sanskrit where 'dhan' means wealth and 'teras' is the 13th day of the Hindu lunar calendar

Forget firecrackers this Diwali; adorn your home with different rangoli designs
India

Forget firecrackers this Diwali; adorn your home with different rangoli designs

Bursting crackers has been banned by states and Union Territories in India, but rangolis are way safer and more colourful way of heralding this festival.

Diwali 2020: Festival of lights to be celebrated on 14 November; significance of the day and puja timings this year
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Diwali 2020: Festival of lights to be celebrated on 14 November; significance of the day and puja timings this year

Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama and Sita to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, but some celebrate the festival to honour the return of Pandavas after 12 years of vanvas

Dhanteras 2020: History and significance of the festival; auspicious time for puja
India

Dhanteras 2020: History and significance of the festival; auspicious time for puja

Dhanteras is considered an auspicious occasion to purchase clothes, jewellery, utensils, gadgets. It is also believed that buying gold and silver on Dhanteras bring more wealth and prosperity

Niladri Bije 2020: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Lord Jagannath art offering rasagola to Goddess Lakshmi at Puri beach
India

Niladri Bije 2020: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Lord Jagannath art offering rasagola to Goddess Lakshmi at Puri beach

Niladri Bije, an auspicious day which marks the conclusion of Rath Yatra festival, is being celebrated today, 4 July

Sharad Purnima 2019: All you need to know about the festival marking end of monsoon season
India

Sharad Purnima 2019: All you need to know about the festival marking end of monsoon season

Sharad Purnima is celebrated during the Ashwin month of the Hindu calendar, on the full moon night to mark the end of the monsoon season, this year, the Sharad Purnima will be celebrated on Sunday

Gold outlook on Dhanteras: Korean standoff sets floor for price; Indian buyers seen re-emerging after note ban
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Gold outlook on Dhanteras: Korean standoff sets floor for price; Indian buyers seen re-emerging after note ban

Farm incomes will finally be looking up this year and result in more demand for gold and silver

Kangana Ranaut in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ad shows she's more than a 'celeb' endorser
Entertainment

Kangana Ranaut in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ad shows she's more than a 'celeb' endorser

Kangana Ranaut is the only celebrity who doesn't play herself in ads.

Goddess Lakshmi on bikini! Indians not amused
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Goddess Lakshmi on bikini! Indians not amused

Australian shocks Indians with Godess Lakshmi image on bikini