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Gangaur Puja 2020: Where and when this festival is celebrated, its history and significance
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Gangaur Puja 2020: Where and when this festival is celebrated, its history and significance

Gangaur Puja is celebrated in parts of India on the third day of the Hindu month Chaitra, which falls in March or April

Ahead of Ajay Devgn's 100th film, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, recalling his ten most memorable performances
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Ahead of Ajay Devgn's 100th film, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, recalling his ten most memorable performances

Ajay Devgn's best performances clearly prove why unlike the popular perception today, his talent lies far beyond the Singhams and the Golmaals.

From Shiva to upcoming film on George Reddy, tracing origin of films on student politics in Telugu cinema
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From Shiva to upcoming film on George Reddy, tracing origin of films on student politics in Telugu cinema

Jeevan Reddy’s film on George Reddy makes one wonder if it can capture the imagination of the audience who have shied away from such films for a while now.

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

Pankaj Tripathi on reprising Guruji in Sacred Games 2: He has a crucial role to play in unravelling the mystery
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Pankaj Tripathi on reprising Guruji in Sacred Games 2: He has a crucial role to play in unravelling the mystery

Pankaj Tripathi talks about the intrigue around his role of Guruji, and how he prepared for arguably his toughest role yet, in Sacred Games Season 2.

Becoming Shiva: The Gajan Sanyasis celebrate the blue god's marriage to Harkali
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Becoming Shiva: The Gajan Sanyasis celebrate the blue god's marriage to Harkali

Gajan Sanyasis celebrate Shiva Gajan on Chaitra Sankranti — the last day of the Bengali calendar year — to commemorate the marriage of Shiva with Harkali. The rituals are similar to those observed during a Hindu funeral ceremony. The men paint their faces blue and grey to pay homage to Shiva, and run through villages making guttural sounds and brandishing exhumed skulls and dead bodies

Brahmastra: Ayan Mukerji shares Ranbir Kapoor's early look test as a rugged, long-haired Rumi
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Brahmastra: Ayan Mukerji shares Ranbir Kapoor's early look test as a rugged, long-haired Rumi

Ayan Mukerji shared Ranbir's initial look from Brahmastra, narrating how the rugged Rumi became Shiva

Ram Nath Kovind to be chief guest at 25th Maha Shivratri celebrations at Isha Yoga Centre in Coimbatore
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Ram Nath Kovind to be chief guest at 25th Maha Shivratri celebrations at Isha Yoga Centre in Coimbatore

President Ram Nath Kovind will be the chief guest at the 25th Maha Shivratri celebrations at Isha Yoga Centre in Coimbatore today.

Mythology for the Millennial: Anasuya's story deserves to be told, not forgotten in the margins of myths
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Mythology for the Millennial: Anasuya's story deserves to be told, not forgotten in the margins of myths

Anasuya is one of the Chaste Women of Hindu mythology — so pious, she became kind of magical in her own right.

Diwali card parties' origins in Hindu mythology: How Shiva-Parvati's gambling game prompted a festive tradition
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Diwali card parties' origins in Hindu mythology: How Shiva-Parvati's gambling game prompted a festive tradition

It's the one legend that actually sanctions playing cards with your family over Diwali, because hey, if the gods can do it, you can too

Mythology for the Millennial: Why Ganesha, remover of obstacles, enjoys an enduring popularity among devotees
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Mythology for the Millennial: Why Ganesha, remover of obstacles, enjoys an enduring popularity among devotees

There's a Ganesha — the potbellied, elephant-headed, rat-riding Indian god — almost everywhere you look, and his stories are always popular with children.

Rahul Gandhi arrives in Amethi for two-day visit; Kanwariyas greet Congress president with posters dubbing him 'Shiv-bhakt'
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Rahul Gandhi arrives in Amethi for two-day visit; Kanwariyas greet Congress president with posters dubbing him 'Shiv-bhakt'

He was greeted with posters hailing 'Shiv bhakt Rahul Gandhi' on his first visit in Amethi after undertaking the arduous 12-day pilgrimage to Mount Kailash, considered the abode of Lord Shiva. Rahul arrived at Lucknow's Amausi Airport and drove to Amethi, his Lok Sabha constituency.

26-year-old Kanwariya arrested by police for vandalising, toppling vehicle in west Delhi
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26-year-old Kanwariya arrested by police for vandalising, toppling vehicle in west Delhi

A day after the Delhi Police registered a case against unidentified persons after a group of Kanwariyas vandalised a car in west Delhi, vexed by the driver allegedly hitting one of them, a 26-year-old man was arrested in the matter.

Kanwariyas vandalise police vehicle in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr; police file FIR against 58 people
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Kanwariyas vandalise police vehicle in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr; police file FIR against 58 people

A video of the incident shows around 50-60 Kanwariyas attacking the police vehicle, smashing the windows and a police officer trying to control the crowd in the Bugrasi Narsena police station area of Bulandshahr.

Kanwar Yatra: As annual pilgrimage concludes today amid violence and vandalism, a primer on Kanwariyas
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Kanwar Yatra: As annual pilgrimage concludes today amid violence and vandalism, a primer on Kanwariyas

Every year during the month of Shravan, devotees of Shiva, Kanwariyas, take part in annual Kanwar Yatra travelling all the way to pilgrimage sites on the banks of river Ganga to collect Ganga water in canisters, and then travel back to their villages to empty them on shiva temples

Kanwariyas vandalise vehicle in Delhi's Moti Nagar, after car brushes past them; passengers safe
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Kanwariyas vandalise vehicle in Delhi's Moti Nagar, after car brushes past them; passengers safe

A video which surfaced online shows a dozen Kanwariyas are seen in the video smashing the windows of the car with sticks and then tipping it over as policemen and spectators watch without stopping them.

Tamizh Padam 2: I've been told my film is one long meme and I'm proud of it, says director Amudhan
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Tamizh Padam 2: I've been told my film is one long meme and I'm proud of it, says director Amudhan

Amudhan's parody film Tamizh Padam 2, starring Shiva in the lead role, has already emerged as a blockbuster and stunned the trade with its reception

Thamizh Padam 2 movie review: Shiva is spot on with his sarcastic remarks on stalwarts of Tamil cinema
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Thamizh Padam 2 movie review: Shiva is spot on with his sarcastic remarks on stalwarts of Tamil cinema

Thamizh Padam 2 is too long at two hours and 25 minutes but Shiva takes pot shots at Tamil cinema stereotypes with consummate ease.

Will Thamizh Padam 2, Kadaikutty Singam revive flagging fortunes of Tamil film market?
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Will Thamizh Padam 2, Kadaikutty Singam revive flagging fortunes of Tamil film market?

Shiva’s spoof comedy Thamizh Padam 2, directed by CS Amudhan is releasing on 12 July and a day later, Karthi’s Kadaikutty Singam directed by Pandiraj is also hitting the screens

Mythology for the Millennial: What Vishnu's female avatar teaches us about women in ancient India
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Mythology for the Millennial: What Vishnu's female avatar teaches us about women in ancient India

Mohini came from Vishnu, and while it's not entirely clear whether Vishnu himself turned into a woman or merely created the illusion of a woman like augmented reality, all agree that she was extremely beautiful and very skillful at achieving her one and only goal: getting the better of someone using her feminine wiles.