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Rituals, revelry on second day of Durga Puja

Kolkata: People from all walks of life and age groups Sunday thronged colourful pandals (marquees) to soak in the festivities and celebrate Mahasaptami – the second day of Durga Puja in West Bengal. The day started with the ‘pran pratistha’ ritual, where the deity is symbolically endowed with life. The ‘kola bou’, a tender banana

PM greets nation on Ganesh Chaturthi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday greeted the nation on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi, a Hindu festival celebrated across the country. In a message issued by his office here, the Prime Minister said: “The festival symbolises the cultural unity of the country, bringing people of all walks of life together.” “May this festival

US brewer sorry; says it’s renaming ‘Kali-Ma’ beer

Washington: A US brewer says it is ‘scrambling’ to rename its new beer ‘Kali-ma’, after the Hindu goddess Kali, following an outpouring of criticism from Hindus with the issue being raised in the Indian parliament. The label of the beer made by Burnside Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon, featured the four-armed goddess Kali standing among

Ram Navami celebrated across India

Mumbai: Ram Navami was celebrated with devotion in temples on Sunday to herald the ninth day of the Hindu calendar’s first month of Chaitra and the birth of Lord Ram. The day is also the culmination of the Chaitra Navratra during which devotees fast for nine days at a stretch. Ram Navami was celebrated with

Hindus make last bid to save ‘Gita’; Indian lawmakers miffed

New Delhi: Hindus in Russia on Monday made a last ditch effort to save the Bhagavad Gita from a ban by a Siberian court. The issue rocked the Indian parliament, with MPs cutting across party lines Monday condemning the ‘insult’ to the holiest of Hindu scriptures for facing the prospect of being branded ‘extremist’. Following