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Pushpanjali online to pandal hopping, how Durga Puja 2020 has gone virtual

Pushpanjali online to pandal hopping, how Durga Puja 2020 has gone virtual

Books & Culture | Oct 22, 2020, 12:24 PM IST

In the wake of the increasing COVID-19 cases, various Durga Puja pandal committees have made arrangements for virtual 'darshan' this time, while barring the physical entry of visitors. Not just the pandals, even 'Pushpanjali' pooja has gone online this year. 

Durga Puja 2020: Day and date-wise pujo chart, History and Significance

Durga Puja 2020: Day and date-wise pujo chart, History and Significance

Books & Culture | Oct 22, 2020, 12:25 PM IST

If Durga Puja is a time for prayers and reverence, it's no less a time for celebration - for catching all the action in the city, and of course enjoying delicious food. During this time, one can spot the most beautiful idols of the Goddess and also enjoy endless rounds of shopping.

Happy Navratri 2020 Day 6: Worship Goddess Katyayani; Significance, Puja Vidhi, Mantra and Stotr Pat

Navratri 2020 Day 6: Worship Goddess Katyayani; Significance, Puja Vidhi, Mantra and Stotr Path

Books & Culture | Oct 22, 2020, 07:08 AM IST

Maa Durga's sixth avatar, Goddess Katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day of Navratri. Hindu mythology says that Goddess Parvati took this form to kill the demon Mahishasura. Therefore Katyayini started to appear as a warrior Goddess and the day ever since is being celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil.

Vastu Tips: Keep these things in mind while installing taps at the main gate of your house

Vastu Tips: Keep these things in mind while installing taps at the main gate of your house

Oct 22, 2020, 06:49 AM IST

According to Vastu Shastra, no water source or tap, etc. should be made right in front of the main gate.  

Today Horoscope Oct 22, 2020: Here’s your daily astrology prediction for Cancer, Leo and others

Today Horoscope Oct 22, 2020: Here’s your daily astrology prediction for Cancer, Leo and others

Oct 22, 2020, 08:18 AM IST

From professional success to love and family relationships, everything is said to have a direct or indirect relation to the alignment of the stars. Check out the astrological predictions for your zodiac sign here.

Easy recipe of sukhe kaale chane for Ashtami

Easy recipe of sukhe kaale chane for Ashtami

Food | Oct 21, 2020, 06:03 PM IST

Devotees who fast during the Navratri usually offer the Goddess the 'prasad' of puri, halwa and chane. There are certain recipes on the internet that are super tasty and can easily be made at home. Surely you would want to try them this time!

Navratri 2020: Try these 5 easy-peasy breakfast recipes without onion and garlic

Navratri 2020: Try these 5 easy-peasy breakfast recipes without onion and garlic

Food | Oct 21, 2020, 12:06 PM IST

Onion prices are at a hike? Cook these 5 breakfast recipes for Navratri fast which are without onion or garlic and will only take 10 minutes to prepare. Read on to know the details

Vastu Tips: Know the direction to keep electronic things at home to maintain good health

Vastu Tips: Know the direction to keep electronic things at home to maintain good health

Oct 21, 2020, 08:32 AM IST

Keeping things related to fire in the south or south-east direction helps maintain the good health of the members of the house, according to vastu shastra. 

Navratri 2020 Day 5: Know Maa Skandamata’s Puja timings, Vidhi and Mantra

Navratri 2020 Day 5: Know Maa Skandamata’s Puja timings, Vidhi and Mantra

Books & Culture | Oct 21, 2020, 05:31 PM IST

On the 5th day of Navratri Goddess Skandamata is worshipped who is actually Goddess Parvati. Read on to know the details of Puja timings, vidhi and mantra.

Horoscope October 21, 2020: Check astrology predictions for Leo, Libra, Scorpio and other zodiac sig

Horoscope October 21, 2020: Check astrology predictions for Leo, Libra, Scorpio and others

Oct 21, 2020, 06:04 AM IST

Here's your daily astrology prediction and horoscope according to your zodiac signs Cancer, Virgo, Leo, Pisces, Gemini, Libra, Scorpio, and Taurus. See what Acharya Indu Prakash has in store for you for October 21, 2020.

Vastu Tips: Keep these things in mind when building a house to maintain happiness

Vastu Tips: Keep these things in mind when building a house to maintain happiness

Oct 20, 2020, 07:38 AM IST

According to vastu shastra, having water in the north has much significance. It can even heal anyone in the house if they are suffering from pain. Keeping a piece of ice in the north direction also gives relief in pain.

Navratri 2019 Day 4: Know Maa Kushmanda’s Puja timings, Vidhi and Mantra

Navratri 2020 Day 4: Know Maa Kushmanda’s Puja timings, Vidhi and Mantra

Books & Culture | Oct 21, 2020, 06:30 AM IST

All you need to know about Maa Kushmanda’s puja vidhi, timings and mantra are here. Read on to know the details

Horoscope Navratri Day 4, Oct 20: Check astrology predictions for Pisces, Aries, Libra and others

Horoscope Navratri Day 4, Oct 20: Check astrology predictions for Pisces, Aries, Libra and others

Oct 20, 2020, 06:02 AM IST

From professional success to love and family relationships, everything is said to have a direct or indirect relation to the alignment of the stars. Check out the astrological predictions for your zodiac sign here.

Biggest Durga Puja in Mumbai goes virtual amid the COVID -19 pandemic

Biggest Durga Puja in Mumbai goes virtual amid the COVID -19 pandemic

Lifestyle | Oct 19, 2020, 09:20 AM IST

North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti will have a live broadcast of Durga Puja from Panchami to Dashami Visarjan on their official website.

Navratri 2020 Day 3: Here’s the Vidhi, Mantra and Aarti for Maa Chandraghanta

Navratri 2020 Day 3: Here’s the Vidhi, Mantra and Aarti for Maa Chandraghanta

Books & Culture | Oct 19, 2020, 03:45 PM IST

Maa Durga’s third avatar Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on the this day of Navratri. Read on to know the details about puja, mantra and aarti

Vastu Tips: Keep these things in mind while building rooms in the house for happiness and prosperity

Vastu Tips: Keep these things in mind while building rooms in the house for happiness and prosperity

Oct 19, 2020, 06:45 AM IST

According to Vastu Shastra, whenever you build a new house, make small rooms in the north-east direction of the house and keep their slopes towards the north-east as well. Whereas, south or west direction should be chosen for making big rooms in the house.  

Horoscope Navratri Day 3, Oct 19, 2020: Check astrology predictions for Capricorn, Aries, Leo and ot

Horoscope Navratri Day 3, Oct 19, 2020: Check astrology predictions for Capricorn, Aries, Leo

Oct 19, 2020, 06:07 AM IST

Read your daily astrology prediction and horoscope according to your zodiac signs Cancer, Virgo, Leo, Pisces, Gemini, Libra, Scorpio, and Taurus. See what’s in store for you for October 19, 2020.

Navaratri 2020: Add 5 new Twists to your usual fasting delicacies

Navaratri 2020: Add 5 new Twists to your usual fasting delicacies

Food | Oct 18, 2020, 09:06 PM IST

Tired of potatoes and other namkeens? Give these 5 amazing twists to your usual fasting recipes during this Navratri.

Happy Navratri 2020 Day 2: Worship Goddess Brahmacharini; Know Significance, Puja Vidhi, Mantra and

Happy Navratri 2020 Day 2: Worship Goddess Brahmacharini; Know Significance, Puja Vidhi, and Aarti

Books & Culture | Oct 18, 2020, 07:18 AM IST

Navratri 2020 Day 2: Considered the second avatar of goddess Durga, Brahmacharini, clad in white clothes holding Japa mala (rosary) in her right hand and Kamandal, a water utensil in her left hand governs the planet of Mangal.

Vastu Tips: Creating 'havan kund' in this direction keeps crisis away from the family

Vastu Tips: Creating 'havan kund' in this direction keeps crisis away from the family

Oct 18, 2020, 06:51 AM IST

According to Vastu Shastra, whatever work related to fire, the south direction is most useful for all of them. Because the south direction is related to fire and Havanakund is also related to fire.

Horoscope Navratri Day 2, Oct 18, 2020: Check astrology predictions for Leo, Scorpio, Cancer and oth

Horoscope Navratri Day 2, Oct 18, 2020: Check astrology predictions for Leo, Scorpio, Cancer

Oct 18, 2020, 06:05 AM IST

Horoscope October 18, 2020: Learn from Acharya Indu Prakash what stars have in store for your personal, professional, social and love life. Know the astrological predictions based on your zodiac sign here.

Vastu Tips: Keeping these things in temple can have reverse effect

Vastu Tips: Keeping these things in temple can have reverse effect

Oct 17, 2020, 07:31 AM IST

A red colored cloth should be laid before placing photographs or other idols in the temple. Never keep lamp or any other item of puja on the ground for worshipping.

Happy Navratri 2020 Day 1: Worship Goddess Shailputri; Know Puja Vidhi, Mantra and Aarti

Happy Navratri 2020 Day 1: Worship Goddess Shailputri; Know Puja Vidhi, Mantra and Aarti

Books & Culture | Oct 17, 2020, 06:34 AM IST

Day 1 of Navratri is marked as devotees worship the goddess Shailputri and observe fast. It is said that the moon is governed by this goddess and those who worship her on Day 1 of Navratri get good fortune and luck.

Horoscope Navratri Day 1, Oct 17, 2020: Check astrology predictions for Pisces, Aries, Cancer and ot

Horoscope Navratri Day 1, Oct 17, 2020: Check astrology predictions for Pisces, Aries, Cancer

Oct 17, 2020, 06:00 AM IST

From professional success to love and family relationships, everything is said to have a direct or indirect relation to the alignment of the stars. Check out the astrological predictions for your zodiac sign here.

Happy Navratri 2020 : Date, Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings, Significance and Why is it Celebrated

Happy Navratri 2020 : Date, Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings, Significance and Why is it Celebrated

Books & Culture | Oct 16, 2020, 08:37 PM IST

This annual festival of Navratri is celebrated not just in India but all around the globe and holds a lot of importance for the Gujarati, Bengali and Maharashtrian communities. Navrati 2020 begins on October 17 on October 17 with Shailputri puja, and end on October 26 with Vijay Dashami and Durga visarjan.

Happy Shardiya Navratri 2020: Wishes, Messages, SMS, Greetings, Images and Wallpapers for Facebook &

Happy Shardiya Navratri 2020: Wishes, Messages, SMS, Greetings, Images and Wallpapers for Facebook

Lifestyle | Oct 16, 2020, 02:33 PM IST

October 17 marks the beginning of the longest-running festivals in India, Navratri. The nine-day festival is celebrated by the Hindu community where women observe fast and worship the nine avatars of the Goddess Durga. If you are one of those people whose family members or loved ones stay far away, you can send them these Navratri messages, wishes, and pictures.

Vastu Tips: Keep these things in mind if the temple is built in spare cupboard at home

Vastu Tips: Keep these things in mind if the temple is built in spare cupboard at home

Celebrities | Oct 16, 2020, 07:34 AM IST

Some people do not have a separate space or room for a temple at home so they build a temple in a cupboard of the house. There is no problem with this, but some people also keep their other important - non-essential items in other shelves of this cupboard, which is not considered auspicious.

Horoscope Today October 16, 2020: Cancer, Pisces, Leo and others, know astrology prediction for the

Horoscope Today October 16, 2020: Cancer, Pisces, Leo and others, know astrology prediction

Oct 16, 2020, 06:01 AM IST

If you are one of those who does not step out of the house without reading your daily horoscope, then you are at the right place. Acharya Indu Prakash is here to guide you with his knowledge of how the stars are aligned in your zodiac sign on October 16.

World Students' Day 2020: History, Theme, Importance, Inspirational Quotes by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

World Students' Day 2020: History, Theme, Importance, Inspirational Quotes by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Books & Culture | Oct 15, 2020, 10:50 AM IST

Students' Day is commemorated on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's birth anniversary because Dr Kalam was a dedicated teacher and identified himself foremost in that role before anything else.

Global Handwashing Day 2020: Steps to wash your hands to protect against COVID19

Global Handwashing Day 2020: Steps to wash your hands to protect against COVID19

Lifestyle | Oct 15, 2020, 08:08 AM IST

With the world facing the COVID19 pandemic, washing hands and maintaining hand hygiene has become all the more important and need of the hour. It is also one of the cheapest and easiest ways to prevent coronavirus. Here's everything you need to know about washing your hands to protect against COVID19.

Vastu Tips: Never keep broken idols in the temple. Know why

Vastu Tips: Never keep broken idols in the temple. Know why

Oct 15, 2020, 07:30 AM IST

According to Vastu Shastra it is advisable to keep the height of photographs or idols from one finger to twelve fingers for worshipping in the temple of the house.

Horoscope for Thursday Oct 15, 2020: Here's astrology prediction for Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and other

Horoscope for Thursday Oct 15, 2020: Here's astrology prediction for Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and other

Oct 15, 2020, 06:03 AM IST

Acharya Indu Prakash is here to guide you and throw light on the astrological prediction of the day of various zodiac signs. He will give you an insight into how your personal, professional, social, and love life will be on October 15.

Vastu Tips: Never put these pictures in the temple to avoid difficulties

Vastu Tips: Never put these pictures in the temple to avoid difficulties

Oct 14, 2020, 08:03 AM IST

The pictures of the deceased should not be placed in any temple. This causes Vastu defects in the house and spreads negativity throughout the house, which keeps the minds of the members of the house unhappy. 

Horoscope Today, Astrology Oct 14, 2020 (Bhavishyavani): From Cancer to Libra– know about your day

Horoscope Today, Astrology Oct 14, 2020 (Bhavishyavani): From Cancer to Libra– know about your day

Oct 14, 2020, 06:00 AM IST

From professional success to love and family relationships, everything is said to have a direct or indirect relation to the alignment of the stars. Check out the astrological predictions for your zodiac sign here.

Vastu Tips: Get this color painted in the home temple to get peace while worshiping

Vastu Tips: Get this color painted in the home temple to get peace while worshiping

Oct 13, 2020, 08:09 AM IST

If you talk about colors, light colors should be used in the temple room such as white, sky, light yellow or light pink, while the use of black in the temple is prohibited.

Horoscope Today October 13, 2020: Cancer, Pisces, Leo, Virgo know your astrology prediction for the

Horoscope Today October 13, 2020: Cancer, Pisces, Leo, know your astrology prediction for the day

Oct 13, 2020, 06:03 AM IST

Read your daily astrology prediction and horoscope according to your zodiac signs Cancer, Virgo, Leo, Pisces, Gemini, Libra, Scorpio, and Taurus. See what’s in store for you for October 13, 2020.