Navratras

  • Kolkata gears up for Durga Puja September 27, 2011

    Kolkata: It is Mahalaya on Tuesday, the day that formally marks the beginning of the Durga Puja. It is that time of the year again when the Durga Puja fever grips Kolkata for days. A community of more than 400 artisans in Kumartuli has been giving final touches to the...
  • Food poisining: One dead, 250 fall ill in Delhi April 7, 2011

    New Delhi: A 58-year-old MCD employee, who was admitted in a hospital after consuming articles made of contaminated buck wheat along with around 250 others, died in New Delhi on Wednesday even as police arrested 17 people, including one of the main suppliers. A total of 14 cases were registered in...
  • Watch: Kumari pujo, worshiping the little goddess September 24, 2009

    There is much more to Durga Puja than just worshiping the idol of the Goddess. In some special cases, Durga takes on a form which is much more lively. ...
  • Indo-Pak wrestlers unite for Navratra wrestling festival October 7, 2008

    Katra: Wrestlers from India and Pakistan unite at the Navratra wrestling festival called Dangal in Katra this. The wrestlers are fighting to achieve 'Mission Dosti' and this year they had more to celebrate with Olympic bronze winner Sushil Kumar at the event. It's a fight not to win or lose but...
  • Pak pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi for Navratras April 8, 2008

    For the first time, a group of 52 pilgrims from Thandkot region of Sindh in Pakistan have come together at the Vaishno Devi shrine to celebrate the Navratras. ...
  • National Wipes: News from across India April 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Forty-five activists of the banned outfit, SIMI have been detained or arrested in Madhya Pradesh. The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the death sentence of two convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case. Navratras begin on Monday and the place where most devotees go is the...
  • Navratra costumes on rent! Takers anyone? October 12, 2007

    Rajjot (Gujarat): The festival of Navratri is as much about dancing as it is about dressing right. If your Navratri budget is out of control and you still don’t have the eye-catching costume then you don’t need to fret. Renting colourful ghagra-cholis with prices ranging from 300 to 1,500 rupees...
  • Car, bike sales see huge 'Navratra' boom October 10, 2006

    New Delhi: Car sales in the domestic market overcame sluggish demand in the inauspicious 'shradh' period and grew a healthy 22.4 per cent in September this year at 94,734 units against 77,384 units in the same month last year. Led by the upsurge in the auspicious 'Navratra' period that began on...
  • Pak wrestlers cheer up Navratra October 1, 2006

    Katra (Jammu): The holy town of Katra in Jammu is known for its Navratra celebrations. But this year, a unique way of celebrating the festival has been ‘Mission dosti’ (friendship), an Indo-Pak wrestling competition organised in Katra, which had seven Pakistani wrestlers participating in it. “We've come here with the...
  • Floods dampen Surat's festival spirits September 29, 2006

    Surat: Navratra celebrations are on in most parts of the country. But the mood is somber in the diamond city of Surat where people are still recouping losses suffered in the recent floods. Barely a month ago, river Tapi rose 30 feet above the danger mark, submerging 95 per cent of...
  • Muslim qawals sing at Navratras September 23, 2006

    New Delhi: The Navratras are on all across northern India and in a west Delhi temple the festivities have a unique flavour. Here, Muslim qawals (traditional singers) join in the jagrans (night long prayers) in praise of the Mata Sherowali Goddess. Shabbir Husian is a devout muslim. He offers namaz (Muslim...