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Surdas Jayanti 2022: Date, timing significance, and all you need to know about the great poet
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Surdas Jayanti 2022: Date, timing significance, and all you need to know about the great poet

The saint was renowned for his poems and songs, which praise Lord Krishna

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Let our lives blossom with the colours of enthusiasm and love
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Let our lives blossom with the colours of enthusiasm and love

We should play Holi with vivid, fragrant and beautiful colours of life, not with muddy water and chemicals

Sadhguru | Celebrating Holi: The meaning of colours and their role in our lives
India

Sadhguru | Celebrating Holi: The meaning of colours and their role in our lives

Though red, or gulaal, was the only colour used in the tradition, today people are seen covered in brilliant colours

Janmashtami menu: From kheer to sabudana khichdi, here are some traditional dishes to prepare on the day
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Janmashtami menu: From kheer to sabudana khichdi, here are some traditional dishes to prepare on the day

Several kinds of dishes are prepared on the day, but most of them are usually milk-based keeping in mind Krishna’s love for milk and other dairy products

Janmashtami 2021: Wishes, messages to share on festival that celebrates birth of Lord Krishna
India

Janmashtami 2021: Wishes, messages to share on festival that celebrates birth of Lord Krishna

The much-awaited festival of Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Gokul Ashtami, will be observed and celebrated on 30 August this year by Hindus across the country

Janmashtami 2021: Date and history of of festival that celebrates birth of Lord Krishna
India

Janmashtami 2021: Date and history of of festival that celebrates birth of Lord Krishna

This year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Ashtami Tithi will commence at 11:25 pm on 29 August and will end on 31 August at 1:59 am

Nag Panchami 2021: Check date, puja muhurat, and significance of this auspicious festival
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Nag Panchami 2021: Check date, puja muhurat, and significance of this auspicious festival

Nag Panchami is being celebrated today, 13 August. While the Tithi began at 03:24 pm on 12 August, it will end on 13 August at 01:42 pm. As per the Puja Muhurat, this sacred festival will take place from 05:49 am to 08:28 am. The total duration of the festival is 02 hours 39 mins.

In Bengal's Rasui village, 75-year-old Khudiram Hajra keeps the dying tradition of 'bhorai' kirtan alive
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In Bengal's Rasui village, 75-year-old Khudiram Hajra keeps the dying tradition of 'bhorai' kirtan alive

In Vaishnavism, the sun is believed to be a manifestation of Krishna, and in the Bengali month of Kartik, the kirtan verses sung at dawn by kirtaniyas is known as 'bhorai', which is derived from term 'bhor', meaning dawn.

Govardhan Puja 2020: Date, auspicious time and significance of festival dedicated to Lord Krishna
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Govardhan Puja 2020: Date, auspicious time and significance of festival dedicated to Lord Krishna

Govardhan puja is performed by devotees of Lord Krishna. It is believed that Lord Krishna defeated God Indra, the King of the Devas on this day

Narak Chaturdashi 2020: Date, time and significance of Chhoti Diwali also known as Bhoot Chaturdashi in Bengal
India

Narak Chaturdashi 2020: Date, time and significance of Chhoti Diwali also known as Bhoot Chaturdashi in Bengal

On Narak Chaturdashi, Bengalis light 14 earthen lamps at the doorways of their houses to guide the spirits of 14 generations of their forefathers and ward off evil spirits

Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Date, time, significance, history of Krishna's birth anniversary
India

Krishna Janmashtami 2020: Date, time, significance, history of Krishna's birth anniversary

Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, is celebrated in various parts of the country with great enthusiasm. The festival is celebrated with most fervour in Mathura which is said to be his birthplace. Janmashtami 2020 will be celebrated on two days — 11 and 12 August.

Romancing the arts: Danseuse Gauri Sharma Tripathi on taal in Kathak, shifts in the guru-shishya relationship
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Romancing the arts: Danseuse Gauri Sharma Tripathi on taal in Kathak, shifts in the guru-shishya relationship

Numerous taals are a part of the vast literature of classical art forms but Gauri Sharma Tripathi, for her part, favours the teentaal which is woven in a cycle of 16 beats or the dhamar (14 beats).

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

Mann ki Baat: PM pitches for launch of 'new mass movement' against single-use plastic from 2 October
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Mann ki Baat: PM pitches for launch of 'new mass movement' against single-use plastic from 2 October

His push against single-use plastic is being seen as an effort to prevent environmental degradation

President Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi extend Janmashtami greetings as nation celebrates Hindu festival with full fervour
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President Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi extend Janmashtami greetings as nation celebrates Hindu festival with full fervour

To celebrate Janmashtami, an idol of infant Krishna over a beautifully decorated swing is often the centre of festivities with dance and music performances and Dahi Handi competition being organised at different places.

Krishna Janmashtami 2019: All you need to know about the festival, when and how it is celebrated
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Krishna Janmashtami 2019: All you need to know about the festival, when and how it is celebrated

Krishna Janmashtami or popularly known as Janmashtami and Gokulashtami is one of the widely celebrated annual Hindu festivals that marks the birth of Lord Krishna who is believed to be the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Krishna Janmashtami 2019: How the Hindu festival is celebrated across India
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Krishna Janmashtami 2019: How the Hindu festival is celebrated across India

This year, the festival of Janmashtami will be observed on 24 August across India. On this auspicious day, the famous folklore of his birth is narrated in Hindu temples and devotees organize plays and dance performances based on Lord Krishna’s life.

Tej Pratap Yadav's wife accuses him of being a drug addict and 'dressing up like Lord Ram', as reply in divorce case
India

Tej Pratap Yadav's wife accuses him of being a drug addict and 'dressing up like Lord Ram', as reply in divorce case

In a startling revelation, the wife of former Bihar health minister Tej Pratap Yadav has filed a reply in court, in connection to their divorce case accusing Pratap of being a marijuana addict and also of harassing her.

'Was Lord Krishna really a god?': Chhattisgarh man's RTI query leaves authorities dumbfounded
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'Was Lord Krishna really a god?': Chhattisgarh man's RTI query leaves authorities dumbfounded

The RTI applicant, claiming to be from Chhattisgarh, had said in his application , "The country celebrated Krishna Janmashtami on 3 September. Please provide a copy of Lord Krishna's birth certificate to prove he was born on this day."

Janmashtami in Dhaka: Children paint their faces, dress up as Lord Krishna to celebrate the festival
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Janmashtami in Dhaka: Children paint their faces, dress up as Lord Krishna to celebrate the festival

Residents of Dhaka paint the faces of children as Lord Krishna to celebrate Janmashtami, the festival that marks the birth of the eighth avatar of Vishnu