Durga Puja, also referred to as Durgotsava (Festival of Durga), is a famous Hindu festival marked by worship of Mother Goddess Durga over the last five days of Navratri, in the Ashwin month of the Hindu calendar. These five days are observed as Shashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Vijayadashami. The festivities culminate on the tenth day on Vijayadashami when Durga idols are carried out in grand procession and immersed in the river or other water bodies.
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The celebration of victory of good over evil.
The nine-day Navaratri festival culminates with the celebration of Dussehra or Vijayadashami (victory on tenth day). Dussehra is celebrated as the victory of Lord Rama over demon king Ravana of Lanka. Dussehra also commemorates the triumph of warrior Goddess Durga over the buffalo-headed demon called Mahishasura, giving the goddess her name Mahishasura-Mardini (the slayer of Mahishasura).
Nation pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary.
MOM spacecraft successfully enters Martian Orbit on September 24, 2014.
May the spirit of Onam remains everywhere.
Onam is an ancient ten day harvest festival celebrated by the people of Kerala in honor of mythical King Mahabali’s annual visit from the netherworld to see his people living happily. The ten days of Onam are celebrated with great fanfare in the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam calendar. Of all these days, most important ones are the first day, Atham, and the tenth and final day, Thiru Onam. In 2014, Thiru Onam is on Sunday, September 7.
Google doodle celebrates Teachers' Day to honor teachers in various fields.
Nation pays tributes to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his birth anniversary.
Tricolor Google doodle celebrates Independence Day featuring Independent India's first stamp.
On the occasion of 68th Independence Day of India, Google has created a special tricolor non-animated doodle featuring Independent India’s historic first stamp. Google pays its respect to the nation with today’s doodle simmered in tricolors and nostalgia of the historic day. The doodle is stamped with 15th August, 1947, the day of India’s independence.
Celebrate patriotism by changing your display pictures to Independence Day themes.
Spirit of patriotism is always in our hearts as we love our country. But those on the social media, especially youngsters, are suddenly feeling patriotic as the 68th Independence Day of the nation approaches. In keeping with the annual tradition, they are changing their display pictures to Tricolor or Independence Day themes to celebrate the national day.
There is no violation of the flag code to have the tricolor as profile photo on the social media.
Over the last couple of days, debate rages on social media about how display of Indian national flag as one’s profile photo violates the code of the flag. However, the legal fraternity and the experts of Constitution claim that you need not worry about having the Indian national flag as your profile photo on social media to show your pride and patriotism on the occasion.