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The Friday List: From a lecture-demonstration on kalbeliya to an unrehearsed, spontaneous play, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a lecture-demonstration on kalbeliya to an unrehearsed, spontaneous play, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Happy Mahashivratri 2021: How to download and send themed WhatsApp stickers
News & Analysis

Happy Mahashivratri 2021: How to download and send themed WhatsApp stickers

You can choose from among many third-party Shivratri-themed WhatsApp stickers from the Play Store.

History TV 18's Mahakaleshwar - Legends of Shiva traces ancient histories of Ujjain and its Lord
Entertainment

History TV 18's Mahakaleshwar - Legends of Shiva traces ancient histories of Ujjain and its Lord

Mahakaleshwar - Legends of Shiva, follows the life in Ujjain and the temple of Mahakaleshwar leading up to this festival and explores the symbolism, rituals, practices and beliefs followed in this place of worship.

Three Guinness world records, 24.05 cr devotees, 20,000 cops: 2019 Kumbh Mela was a mammoth feat of numbers
India

Three Guinness world records, 24.05 cr devotees, 20,000 cops: 2019 Kumbh Mela was a mammoth feat of numbers

The Sangam, which is the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati river, was witness to a feat of numbers as the Kumbh Mela broke world records and saw more than 24.05 crore devotees take a dip during the festival.

Kumbh 2019: More than 1 crore devotees take holy dip in Sangam on Mahashivratri as event comes to a close
India

Kumbh 2019: More than 1 crore devotees take holy dip in Sangam on Mahashivratri as event comes to a close

Till 3 March, the number of devotees who had taken the dip during the Kumbh stood at 22.95 crore, a UP government official said

Maha Shivaratri 2019: Narendra Modi, other politicians extend greetings to nation on 'auspicious occasion'
India

Maha Shivaratri 2019: Narendra Modi, other politicians extend greetings to nation on 'auspicious occasion'

Devotees observe a fast and throng to Shiva temples to offer fruits and milk to the 'Shivaling', an aniconic representation of the deity. Many temples across the country organise fairs and cultural programmes to mark the occasion. This year’s Maha Shivratri will also mark the closing day of the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj with the last 'shahi snaan' taking place on Monday.

Bombay Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange, currency markets closed for trade today on account of Mahashivratri
Business

Bombay Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange, currency markets closed for trade today on account of Mahashivratri

On Friday, market benchmark Sensex rose over 196 points to end at 36,064 and also posted its second straight weekly gains amid signs of easing tensions between India and Pakistan

Maha Shivaratri to mark last day of Kumbh Mela today, one crore devotees expected to take holy dip in Sangam
India

Maha Shivaratri to mark last day of Kumbh Mela today, one crore devotees expected to take holy dip in Sangam

The Sangam is all set to witness the last dip of the Kumbh Mela on Maha shivaratri on Monday, after more than 22 crore devotees took a holy bath over the duration of the festival.

Daily Bulletin: EC team in Jammu and Kashmir today; Maha Shivaratri 2019 celebrated across India; Pak to act against JeM; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: EC team in Jammu and Kashmir today; Maha Shivaratri 2019 celebrated across India; Pak to act against JeM; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora will visit Jammu and Kashmir to review poll preparations, Narendra Modi to visit Gujarat after Amethi trip, and more.

The Kanwar Yatra: For this set of young Kanwariyas, Bum Bole is more important than mid-term exams
India

The Kanwar Yatra: For this set of young Kanwariyas, Bum Bole is more important than mid-term exams

Kishan Ram, 14, is the youngest member of the Bolo Bum Bhole Yatra Samiti that has been making the Kanwar Yatra for the past two years

The Kanwar Yatra: What began as a religious journey has morphed into an exercise in commercialisation
India

The Kanwar Yatra: What began as a religious journey has morphed into an exercise in commercialisation

Not every Kanwariya is involved in making a ruckus. In fact, the ones carrying the Kanwar cannot be a party to such a crime because they are not allowed to keep it on the ground

The Kanwar Yatra: Tracing the historical origins and the present day journey of the Kanwariyas
India

The Kanwar Yatra: Tracing the historical origins and the present day journey of the Kanwariyas

The Kanwar Yatra was traditionally carried out by spiritual and religious leaders who travelled barefoot to Haridwar and other spiritual places to collect water from the Ganges for the Kumbhabhishekam of the Shiva temples in their respective areas

Narendra Modi unveils 112-foot Shiva idol, extols Yoga at Isha Foundation event in Coimbatore
Politics

Narendra Modi unveils 112-foot Shiva idol, extols Yoga at Isha Foundation event in Coimbatore

Extolling the ancient Indian discipline of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, called for efforts to protect nature and mould human activities to bring them in sync with ecological surroundings.

Over 120 Hindus from India visit Pakistan for Mahashivratri celebrations
World

Over 120 Hindus from India visit Pakistan for Mahashivratri celebrations

Over 120 Hindu pilgrims from India arrived here in this eastern Pakistani city today to participate in the Maha Shivratri festivities.