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7 wonders: Mumbai's most popular Ganeshas

The 10-day extravaganza is on in Mumbai as it hosts its most favourite deity. Rediff.com takes a look at the city’s rich and famous Ganpati mandals.Photographs: Sahil Salvi GSB Seva Mandal......

Sai Baba should NOT be worshipped as deity: Dharma Sansad

A two-day-long 'Dharma Sansad' convened by the Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth has passed a resolution that Sai Baba, the 19th century saint from Shirdi, should not be......

Grandest Ganpatis in Mumbai: Sweet, shiny and spectacular

Mumbai is immersed in festive fervour as its most favourite deity -- Lord Ganesha -- is back. The celebrations are as big as ever, undeterred by the slipping Rupee or the economic slowdown, and......

Making way for the god of all things, Mumbai style

Mahesh Vijapurkar on how the celebrations for Mumbai's favourite deity are now a combination of crass commerce and politics. When Lokmanya Tilak visited a Sarvajanik Ganpati festivity in a chawl in......

PHOTOS: First glimpse of Lalbaugcha Raja

Preparations are in full swing in Mumbai as it readies to welcome its most favourite deity with only two days left for Ganesh Chaturthi. Here's the first glimpse of Mumbai's most famous idol......

Aadhaar card to Lord Hanuman a rare mistake: UIDAI

Following reports that an Aadhaar card was issued in the name of Hindu deity Hanuman in Sikar, Rajasthan, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has termed the incident an......

Aadhaar card to Lord Hanuman a rare mistake: UIDAI

Following reports that an Aadhaar card was issued in the name of Hindu deity Hanuman in Sikar, Rajasthan, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has termed the incident an......

How this sleepy town became the centre for a major steel plant

Once a ghost town, Burnpur is beginning to take-off, thanks to a revived steel plant. Yet, an obscure tribal deity is preventing it from coming into its own. It is 6 pm, yet the hustle and......

Maran, a master strategist

Named Thyagaraja Sundaram at birth after the presiding deity of Thiruvaiyaru, known as a culture-centre in the Cauvery delta of the yore, Murasoli Maran -- who died in Chennai on Sunday -- was......

Vedanta awaits nod to resume bauxite mining in Odisha

Billionaire NRI Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Resources has made it clear that it will not look at mining bauxite from the Niyamgiri hills to feed its Rs 5,000 crore (Rs 50 billion) Lanjigarh alumina......

PIX: Shilpa Shetty, Hrithik, Ameesha's Ganpati Visarjan looked like a lot of fun!

Kicking off the 11-day Ganpati celebrations, several stars welcomed the deity into their homes last week.Some of them constituted the first batch of celebrities who bid Ganpati goodbye after a day......

Bal Hanuman 2 review: Take the kids

Since this is a sequel it goes without saying the first film would have done well.As Hanuman is a much-revered deity, most people would return to the theatres for the second part. Thankfully the......

Images: Celebrities' Day Out

Priyanka Chopra seeks blessings from Lord Ganesha, the Hindu deity of prosperity, during the celebrations for Ganesh Chaturthi, in Mumbai on...

Rajni's best negative role?

He might be the reigning deity of Tamil cinema now, but there was a time when Rajnikanth used to play the bad guy to the hilt. Be it Balachandar's 1976 hit Moondru Mudichu, where he plays a......

Classic Revisited: Bimal Roy's satirical gem, Parakh

In Sukanya Verma's special series re-visiting great Hindi film classics, we look back at 1960's Parakh, starring Sadhana, Motilal, Nazir Hussain and Durga Khote. In a year of opulent dramas like......

Exclusive: Sachin Tendulkar: A hundred reasons to smile

The attention Sachin Tendulkar receives goes beyond mere adulation and enters the world of veneration. Is any deity ever worshipped more, asks Mike Selvey, former English Test cricketer, now the......
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Q. How many people knows....that Holi is first day of year?
Shrikant Dubey:  A. Markandeya is an ancient rishi sage from the Hindu tradition. He is celebrated as a devotee of both Shiva and Vishnu and is mentioned in a number...... more

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Q. What's the best gift the Nation could give Indian women on Women's Day(8th March) ?
Syed Ilyas:  A. It takes place well before the actual Holi in the town of Barsana near Mathura in the stateof Uttar Pradesh . The name means that Holi in which...... more

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Q. What is the significance of Aarti in Prayers ??
Ginger:  A. The Seventh-day Adventist Church strongly believes that Jesus is God John one:one-three,fourteen. He is the MESSIAH. He is the Savior.', Isaiah...... more

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Teesta Setalvad gets anticipatory bail from Bhavnagar court

AHMEDABAD: A local court in Bhavnagar on Wednesday granted bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad in connection with an FIR registered against her... ...

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City gears up for Ayudha Puja tomorrow, Jumboo Savari day after

CM Siddharamaiah to inaugurate Jumboo Savari by offering puja to Nandi Dhwaja at Balarama Gate of Mysore Palace between 1.01 and 1.31pm; Dasara... ...

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Proposed Buenos Aires exhibit converting Barbie into religious icons cancelled

Titled Barbie, The Plastic Religion, this exhibition planned to include 33 dolls of various religious figures produced by two Argentinean artists... ...

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Hindu-Muslim amity's example was set by Nawab

PALANPUR: Contrary to the popular perception of Navratri being a purely Hindu festival, Palanpur has had a past that marked the festival as an... ...

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Durga Puja revellers line up to see diamond-studded idols

Kolkata, Oct 2 The Durga Puja of the city's Sree Bhumi Sporting Club has caught the eye of many and people are queueing up to catch a glimpse of... ...

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