• navratri special sweet kele ki barfi in 6 easy steps

    Navratri special sweet: Kele ki barfi in 6 easy steps

    Lifestyle | March 24, 2015 10:09 IST

    Easy sweet recipes for Navratri special food itemsNew Delhi: Navratri days are the best time to serve oneself with some of the most deliciously healthy food items. While no way you can resist those tempting

  • what s and how s of navratri day 4

    What's and How's of Navratri day 4

    India | March 23, 2015 15:11 IST

    On day 4 of Navratri, Maa Kushmanda is worshipped. She is the fourth incarnation of Maa Durga. With her reverence, we also begin the worship of Mahalaxmi.If the letters of the name of Maa Kushmanda

  • gear up do these five things before the navratri begins

    Gear Up! Do these 'five things' before the Navratri begins!

    Life | March 20, 2015 19:33 IST

    With the arrival of the spring season, here comes the time of Navratri!  Besides fasting, which is considered very significant, Navratri comes with certain restrictions which might or might not be liked by the younger

  • navratri special food item sabudana khichadi in 6 easy steps

    Navratri special food item: Sabudana khichadi in 6 easy steps

    Lifestyle | March 26, 2015 17:18 IST

    New Delhi: Navratri fasting takes a lot of courage to imply and effectively challenges your patience level. While you make sure that the time handles of your clock look briskly moving, you keep on thinking

  • get adventurous with fast food this navratri

    Get adventurous with 'fast' food this Navratri

    Lifestyle | March 23, 2015 17:32 IST

    New Delhi:Get set for gastronomical adventures galore with the onset of Navratri from Saturday. Various restaurants across Delhi-NCR are ready with revamped menus to cater to the appetite of food patrons during the the nine-day

  • durga pujas breaking new ground in celebrating tradition

    Durga pujas: Breaking new ground in celebrating tradition

    India | September 28, 2014 12:08 IST

    New Delhi: Innovation is quite the USP for Durga Pujas this year as organisers look to reinvent the celebration of a festival steeped in tradition and age-old lore with everything contemporary, ranging from eco-friendly pavilions

  • navratri day 3 jai maa chandraghanta see pics

    Navratri, Day 3: Jai Maa Chandraghanta (see pics)

    Lifestyle | September 27, 2014 10:56 IST

    New Delhi: Goddess Parvati after getting married to Lord Shiva started adorning her forehead with half-moon sharing the other with Lord Shiva, hence this married form of Goddess Parvati with 'half-chandra' is known as Maa

  • godhra muslims earn living by crafting dandiyas for navratri

    Godhra Muslims earn living by crafting dandiyas for Navratri

    India | September 25, 2014 16:54 IST

    Vadodara: A large number of Muslim craftsmen in Godhra city, which was the epicenter of the 2002 riots, earn livelihood by making ‘dandiyas' (wooden sticks) for Navratri, Gujarat's most popular festival of the Hindus.  Several

  • navratri on excited bollywood celebs wish fans

    Navratri on, excited Bollywood celebs wish fans!

    Bollywood | September 25, 2014 16:26 IST

    Mumbai: The nine-day Navratri festival began Thursday. Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat are excited and say it is time for revelry.The celebs took to Twitter to share their thoughts. This

  • navratri special 5 simple yet delicious recipes see pics

    Navratri special: 5 simple yet delicious recipes (see pics)

    Lifestyle | September 26, 2014 8:44 IST

    Navratri celebrations are on and fasting for long can give you tummy troubles and can make you feel weak.If you are running out of ideas for the occasion on what to eat while fasting, then

  • pm narendra modi greets nation on the beginning of navratri

    PM Narendra Modi greets nation on the beginning of 'Navratri' festival

    India | September 25, 2014 11:17 IST

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning greeted nation on the beginning of the auspicious nine-day 'Navratri' festival.In his message to the countrymen, the Prime Minister said, "As the auspicious festival of Navratri

  • navratri celebrations begin from today

    'Navratri' celebrations begin from today

    India | September 25, 2014 8:20 IST

    New Delhi: The auspicious nine-day 'Navratri' festival dedicated to the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga has begun from today.Since early morning, devotees flocked to temples to offer prayers to Shailputri (Daughter of Mountain). Goddess Shailputri

  • navratri starts thursday tv actors look forward to merry

    Navratri starts Thursday, TV actors look forward to merry-making

    Bollywood | September 25, 2014 6:59 IST

    New Delhi: TV stars like Tina Dutta and Himmanshoo Malhotra are looking forward to Navratri and say that the nine-day festival is all about merry-making, dancing, relishing food and being with family.The festival, which starts

  • cleric who called navratri festival of demons slapped by

    Cleric who called Navratri 'festival of demons', slapped by stranger

    India | September 24, 2014 20:42 IST

    Anand (Gujarat): As a Muslim cleric was being taken to a court after he allegedly hurt religious sentiments of the Hindu community by making objectionable comments about Navratri, was slapped Wednesday by a stranger.According to

  • vhp seeks muslim cleric maulana mehdi hasan arrest for

    VHP seeks Muslim cleric Maulana Mehdi Hasan arrest for comments on Navratri

    India | September 22, 2014 8:48 IST

    Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad yesterday took strong objection to what it termed as “provocative” remarks on Navratri festival by Maulana Mehdi Hasan, saying it is a deliberate attempt to “malign” Hinduism and demanded his arrest.VHP

  • ahmedabad dancer wears metal costume decorated with 1 261

    Ahmedabad dancer wears metal costume decorated with 1,261 oil lamps during Navratri

    India | October 09, 2013 10:48 IST

    New Delhi: Ushaben Dave, 66, performed Aarti wearing a metal structure consisting of 1,261 oil lamps at the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. She has been performing this oil lamp dances for the last

  • navratri special day 2 jai maa brahmacharini

    Navratri Special Day 2: Jai Maa Brahmacharini!

    Lifestyle | October 14, 2015 7:39 IST

    Goddess Parvati did a very strict penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband for this she spent 1000 years eating just flowers and fruits and the next 100 years eating leafy vegetables and sleeping

  • navratri special try indian european oriental flavours view

    Navratri Special: Try Indian, European, Oriental flavours (view pics)

    Lifestyle | September 28, 2014 18:24 IST

    New Delhi: Move over special 'saatvik' thali servings during the Navratri festival, when several people observe a nine-day fast.Indian cuisine still tops the list during this time, but restaurants are giving foodies delectable options in

  • modi inaugurates garba festival in gujarat

    Modi inaugurates Garba festival in Gujarat

    India | October 06, 2013 6:42 IST

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi yesterday said that festivals in the country should be encouraged because they showcase Indian's culture to the world.The BJP leader, who inaugurated the longest

  • know the significance of navratri and kanya pujan

    Know the significance of Navratri and Kanya Pujan

    India | April 10, 2013 6:22 IST

    New Delhi: Like any other Hindu festival, Navratri has a spiritual message for its observers. The festival signifies power, wealth, prosperity and knowledge. Nava means “nine” and “ratri” means night.During the nine-night long festival of