Durga Puja, also referred to as Durgotsava (Festival of Durga), is a famous annual Hindu festival marked by worship of goddess Durga over the last five days of Navratri, in the Ashwin month of the Hindu calendar. These five days are observed as Sasthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Vijayadasami. The festivities culminate on the tenth day on Vijayadasami when Durga idols are carried out in grand procession and immersed in the river or other water bodies. Durga Puja is a festivity of Good (goddess Durga) over Evil (demon Mahisasura). It is a worship of power of Good which always wins over the bad.
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Five famous pandals visited on Sasthi in Kolkata.
Durga Puja is one of the biggest Hindu festivals in India that is celebrated with great enthusiasm and grandeur. Durga Puja is also known as Durgotsava and Sharadotsava. Durga Puja is particularly a significant festival of West Bengal. For Bangalis, it is a five days long festival celebration which is been observed as Sasthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadasami. The festival begins on Sasthi and ends on Dasami when the idol of goddess Durga is immersed into the rivers or any other water bodies. Festival of Durga Puja epitomises the triumph of Good (goddess Durga) over Evil (Mahisasura the demon). It is a worship of power of good which always wins over the evil.
Doodle pays homage to her great accomplishments in the name of science.
Today marks the 100th birth anniversary of Dr Asima Chatterjee (September 23, 1917 – November 22, 2006), a renowned Indian organic chemist who was a groundbreaking pioneer in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Her most notable work includes research on vinca alkaloids, used today in chemotherapy in slowing down cancer cells from multiplying. Her research also contributed to the development of drugs that treated epilepsy and malaria. Google today celebrates the Birth Centenary of Dr Asima Chatterjee with a doodle. The doodle marks the immense contribution she made in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine.
Nine forms of Goddess Durga worshiped during nine days of Navratri.
Festival of Navratri (literally nine nights), also spelled Navaratri or Navarathri, is a significant nine-day Hindu festival celebrated in the autumn every year. There are four seasonal Navratri. Sharad Navratri is the most popular and significant of all four. That is why Sharad Navratri is also known as Maha Navratri. The festival, which marks the worship of Goddess Durga, begins today on September 21, 2017 with religious fervor and gaiety.
Mahalaya marks the beginning of Durga Puja.
Mahalaya is celebrated to mark the beginning of the ‘Devi Paksha’ and the end of the ‘Pitru Paksha’ (Shraddha or the mourning period). On this day, most Bengalis wake up in the pre-dawn hours at 4 am to tune into the ‘Mahisasura Mardini’ broadcast. The countdown to Durga Puja, one of the biggest festivals in India, begins from Mahalaya.
Ten inspirational quotes of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on education.
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (September 5, 1888 – April 17, 1975) was an Advaita Vedantist philosopher and Indian statesman who was the first Vice President of India from 1952 to 1962 and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967. GoldenTwine Informatics pays homage to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on his Birth Anniversary. We have compiled ten inspirational quotes on education designed by GoldenTwine Creative – Graphic Quote Art Design.
An adorable animated google doodle celebrates teachers' day in India.
On teacher’s day, a colorful and animated google doodle pays tribute to the birth anniversary of one of India’s most famous and revered teachers, and its first vice president and the second president, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He also happened to be one of the most learned scholars of all times, statesman, great teacher, and philosopher. He was awarded with the Bharat Ratna in 1984 and the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963.
Optimal infant and young child feeding practices for better child health.
The National Nutrition Week is an annual nutrition event initiated by Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. It is observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September every year. The main objective to celebrate nutrition week is to raise awareness on the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately National development. Theme in 2017 is “Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health.”
Homage to my revered father on his 63rd death anniversary.
On the 63rd death anniversary of my revered father, Dr Narendra Nath Pal (October 9, 1902 – August 30, 2017), I bring to you an article, About Our Society, written by him. This article was published in the Amrita Bazar Patrika (English format in Calcutta) on January 4, 1937. The article was written 80 years back in British India. It is for the esteem readers to decide whether they agree with his views that perhaps prevailed in that era, and whether those views still have any relevance in our society or not. Your feedback in the comments are warmly welcome.
Ten inspirational quotes of Mother Saint Teresa of Calcutta.
Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje (now the capital of the Republic of Macedonia), then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. After living in Macedonia for eighteen years she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life.