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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......

IN PIX: Popular Ganpati pandals in Pune

Rediff.com brings you the five most visited Ganesh mandals in Pune. The Kasba Ganpati is the residing deity of Pune.  There was rivalry among the various mandals regarding the privilege of......

How a deity came to be a party to Ayodhya suit

Vicky Nanjappa explains how Ram Lalla came to be a party to the Ayodhya title suitCan a deity fight a legal battle? This was one of the questions which came up for consideration before the Lucknow......

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......

Data protection norms in EU to hurt Indian IT sector: Nasscom

Even as outsourcing demand from Europe revives after the debt crisis, data protection regulations in the region governing trans-border data flows could hurt the $108 billion Indian IT-ITeS......

Government to soon accept SMS as official document

People may soon be able to use SMS communication with government departments as a documentary proof while utilising citizen-services for making payments, registrations and various other schemes.The......

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......

Review: Lai Bhaari is awesome

Full marks to Riteish Deshmukh and Nishikant Kamat for taking the plunge into Marathi cinema, says Prasanna D Zore.Lai Bhaari in Marathi loosely translates to 'awesome'. The actor-director duo of......

Review: Saivam is worth a watch

Saivam is an extremely simple fun-filled family drama with a subtle message promoting animal welfare and encouraging vegetarianism, says S Saraswathi. Though the title Saivam, means......

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......

How international media reacted to Tendulkar's retirement

Sachin Tendulkar's announcement of retirement after his 200th Test has impacted world cricket. Here is a look at how foreign media has reacted to this news. The Guardian Sachin Tendulkar to retire......
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Om Shrivastava:  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. 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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Scottish Rite Theater Opens Its 2014-2015 Season With Classics From the Community

PRWeb 2014-07-14 "A Midsummer Night's Dream: the farthest steep of India" will join theAustin Scottish Rite Community and Children's Theater with... ...

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Temple holds baby shower ceremony for cow

MANGALORE: It is common that people celebrate 'seemantha', baby shower ceremony, for pregnant women. However, the seemantha ceremony held at Sri... ...

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Bapu wrong yet again

With the change of regime at the Indian Centre, things that never happened before are beginning to happen. A venerated Shankaracharya who has to... ...

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PM Modi thanks guardian deities, Kings for Bhutan visit success

Happy over his successful Bhutan visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the "blessings of our guardian deities, leadership of our Kings,... ...

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Thousands throng Mahakaleshwar temple

01:47 am Ujjain : Nearly 50,000 Shiva devotees thronged the 6th century Mahakaleshwar temple on the first day of the Shravan month. The devotees... ...

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