MAHASHIVRATRI

  • 'Bigg Boss 7' contestant Sangram Singh engaged to Payal Rohatgi February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Payal Rohatgi today got engaged to her longtime partner Sangram Singh. The 29-year-old model-actress took to Twitter to announce her engagement to her wrestler boyfriend, whom she met on the sets of a reality show 'Survivor India'. "Today on this auspicious day of Mahashivratri I am engaged to...
  • Portals of Kedarnath to be reopened for devotees on May 4 February 27, 2014

    The sacred portals of the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath will be thrown open for devotees on May 4 after a six month closure during winter when the area remains snowbound. The gates of the famed temple dedicated to Lord Shiva will be opened after an elaborate ceremony at 6 am on...
  • Mahashivratri celebrated across India, lakhs take bath in Ganga February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The festival of Mahashivratri is being celebrated across the country. Temples are full of devotees on the occassion of Mahashivratri since early Thursday. On this auspicious occasion, devotees from different part of the country gather at Allahabad and Varanasi to take bath in the Ganga as they believe that...
  • Junagarh: Stampede at Mahashivratri fair, 6 dead February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Six people including two children died in a stampede in the Junagadh district in Gujarat on Sunday night and 20 others were injured. The incident occurred during the Bhavnath Temple fair, which is held annually on the eve of Mahashivratri. Reports say two vehicles had blocked the entrance...
  • Junagarh: 6 die in Mahashivratri fair stampede February 19, 2012

    New Delhi: At least six people were confirmed dead and several others injured in a stampede that took place at a Mahashivratri fair in Junagarh, Gujarat. The annual fair was being held at the Bhavnath temple, on the outskirts of Junagarh city. The incident happened at around 9 pm on Sunday....
  • Pilgrims flock Maha Kumbh for Mahashivratri bath February 12, 2010

    Haridwar: Braving the dark of the predawn hours, the chill in the air and the ice cold water of the Ganga, thousands of devotees ecstatically shouting Bom Bom Bhole started bathing in the holiest river of the Hindus on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Friday, one of the biggest days...
  • Karnataka govt to wash sins by gangajal distribution February 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Holy water from the Ganga is all set to flow into Karnataka today on the occasion of MahaShivaratri. The BJP government in Karnataka is spending lakhs of rupees to take the holy river to 1,500 temples cross the state. Gangajal or holy water from the Ganga river in...
  • Shiv devotees observe Mahashivratri, flock to temples March 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Mahashivratri is being observed across the country today. Special pujas and other events are scheduled in temples throughout the day. Devotees of lord Shiva are observing fasts and offering prayers at temples since early morning. Thousands of devotees fasted and thronged temples dedicated to Hindu god Shiva across Orissa on the...
  • Lookahead wipes: What's making news today March 6, 2008

    Here's a look at what else is expected to make news on Thursday. ...
  • Faith across frontiers in Srinagar February 16, 2007

    It's festival time again and devotees across countries are flocking to the Shankaracharya temple in Srinagar. ...
  • Pak's holy gift to India this Shivratri February 16, 2007

    New Delhi: For the first time in 59 years, Mahashivratri is going to be celebrated with much fanfare across the border in Pakistan. A group of 173 Hindus are in Lahore to offer prayers at the Katasraj temple. A threeday ritual has already begun in the temple and special permission...