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Lesser known facts about Vaishno Devi

Previous Next Use ← → keys to navigate The temple of Goddess Vaishno Devi is one of the major and sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Parvati or Goddess Shakti, the Divine Consort of Lord Shiva. This beautiful temple lies ensconced among the ... Speaking Tree, 1 month ago

Devi's nine avatars- devotees of Durga observe fasts and prayers for

Navratri is a period of introspection and purification and is traditionally an auspicious time for starting new ventures. (Photo: DC) Hyderabad: Navratri literally means auspicious nine nights. During Navratri, we pray to the energy aspect of ...
 Deccan Chronicle1 month ago
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Ambiguity on virginity

Extract from Devdutt Pattanaik's latest book 7 Secrets of the Goddess (Westland) A young girl, Kanya-kumari, meaning one who is a virgin, invokes Shiva and expresses her desire to be his wife. Shiva agrees. But the devas are not pleased with this ...
 Mid Day4 weeks ago

Kumari Puja marks Maha Asthami in Tripura

Kumari, or Kumari Devi, is the tradition of worshipping young pre-pubescent Brahmin girls as manifestations of the divine female energy or Devi in South Asian countries. Kumari literally means virgin in Sanskrit. The ritual of Kumari Puja, a ...
 Bdnews24.com1 month ago

Indians preparing for Navratri festival

The festival is held to mark what is known as the Devi pada in the Indian calendar, which is the quarter of the year from autumnal equinox to the Winter solstice. This quarter marks a time when goddess worship takes a front seat in Indian culture.
 Digital Journal2 months ago
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past Forward

India has been rather slow in preserving the inherited wealth of audiovisual material. Despite the lack of overall support, a few concerned institutions as well as individuals are determined to protect the legacy. Uttara Ganguly reports. ...
 The Freepress Journal23 hours ago A QUESTION OF HERITAGE  The Statesman1 week ago


shoma a chatterji reports on an exhibition that paid tribute to the genius of Tapan Sinha AAPANJON celebrated the 90th birth anniversary of filmmaker and music director Tapan Sinha and a three-day exhibition was organised by Sounack ...
 The Statesman1 day ago

The Rock Memorial

As the nation paid tribute to Eknath Ranade, the architect of Vivekananda Rock Memorial, dilip guha traces the inspiration behind the monument on a rock off Kanyakumari An impressive memorial dedicated to Swami Vivekananda can be seen today on ...
 The Statesman4 days ago

Book Excerpt | 7 Secrets Of The Goddess

7 Secrets Of The Goddess, 259 pages, Rs. 395 Domestic goddess not desirable From the southern tip of India comes a very interesting tale that challenges the very idea of domestication in order to establish culture. A young girl, ...
 Livemint.com1 week ago

A long way to go

While the RTI Act has provided citizens with a tool to make governance accountable, it is necessary that the system too must adapt to make this possible, writes Devarshi Mukhopadhyay The sub-set of institutionalized processes within the ...
 The Statesman1 week ago
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