Articles about Lord Shiva

Ashoka Ashtami 2022: History, rituals and more

09 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Ashoka Ashtami 2022: History, rituals and more

Ashoka Ashtami is an auspicious festival among the Hindu community that is widely celebrated in Odisha and other Eastern and Southern regions of India.

Gangaur Teej 2022: History, rituals, and more

04 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Gangaur Teej 2022: History, rituals, and more

Also known as Gauri Tritiya, Gangaur Teej is celebrated every year with pomp and gaiety in Indian states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.

Top tourist destinations in Gauri Kund (and the various legends)

30 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
Top tourist destinations in Gauri Kund (and the various legends)

Gauri Kund serves as the base camp for the trek to Kedarnath Temple, in Uttarakhand, and is also a Hindu pilgrimage site.

All about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and the new route

29 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
All about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and the new route

Situated on the western side of Tibet, Mansarovar Lake and Kailash Parvat are the holiest sites for the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain communities.

Kedarnath opens its doors to Shiva bhakts once again: Details

06 May 2022

Lifestyle
Kedarnath opens its doors to Shiva bhakts once again: Details

Located in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district, the holy town of Kedarnath is a place every Hindu dreams of visiting at least once in his/her lifetime.

Cops explore CCTV footage after Andhra couple 'sacrifices' two daughters

27 Jan 2021

India
Cops explore CCTV footage after Andhra couple 'sacrifices' two daughters

After two women were allegedly murdered by their parents in Andhra Pradesh's Madanapalle town, the police is looking into CCTV footage to see if any 'tantrik' had visited them.

#BoycottTandav trends: Amazon series accused of mocking Hindu Gods

16 Jan 2021

Entertainment
#BoycottTandav trends: Amazon series accused of mocking Hindu Gods

Just one day after its release, Amazon Prime Video's political-thriller web series Tandav has landed into a controversy for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Hindu community.

Pooja performed in Tamil Nadu village for Kamala Harris's win

03 Nov 2020

India
Pooja performed in Tamil Nadu village for Kamala Harris's win

In Tamil Nadu, residents of a small village, Thulasendrapuram in Mannargudi Taluk of Tiruvarur district, are following the United States elections closely, as one of their granddaughters, Kamala Harris, is in the fray.

BJP MLA launches Narendra Modi's 'aarti', sparks controversy in Uttarakhand

25 May 2020

Politics
BJP MLA launches Narendra Modi's 'aarti', sparks controversy in Uttarakhand

An aarti of Narendra Modi, launched by a BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi of Uttarakhand, has sparked a major political slugfest with the Congress filing a complaint for equating the PM to God.

Controversy over Hindu posters in Jamshedpur; VHP to distribute more

28 Apr 2020

India
Controversy over Hindu posters in Jamshedpur; VHP to distribute more

In Jharkhand's Jamshedpur, a huge controversy started after some fruit sellers put up posters declaring their shops as "Hindu ones".

Maha Shivratri 2020: Five foods you can have while fasting

20 Feb 2020

Lifestyle
Maha Shivratri 2020: Five foods you can have while fasting

The festival of Maha Shivratri will be celebrated tomorrow with much cheer in the country.

Maha Shivratri 2020: All you need to know

20 Feb 2020

India
Maha Shivratri 2020: All you need to know

Tomorrow is Maha Shivratri, the most awaited day for devotees of Lord Shiva. Though Shivratri comes every month, Maha Shivratri, the "Grand Night" dedicated to the destroyer of evil, comes only once a year.

In Delhi, Yogi Adityanath talks about biryani, Shaheen Bagh, 'goli'

03 Feb 2020

Politics
In Delhi, Yogi Adityanath talks about biryani, Shaheen Bagh, 'goli'

With Delhi going to polls on February 8, parties are pulling out their big guns. And for BJP that means Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

UP cop, shot at during CAA protests, saved by wallet

22 Dec 2019

India
UP cop, shot at during CAA protests, saved by wallet

By some stroke of luck, a police constable in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad escaped death during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act on Saturday.

Kailaasa: Here's what we know about Nithyananda's new 'Hindu nation'

04 Dec 2019

India
Kailaasa: Here's what we know about Nithyananda's new 'Hindu nation'

Last month, it was reported that controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda has fled India on an expired passport, however, his whereabouts remained unknown.

Maharashtra: What divorce? Uddhav hints BJP option is still open

13 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: What divorce? Uddhav hints BJP option is still open

In the great circus of Indian politics, no one is a permanent enemy or friend. Relationships change at the drop of a hat, and Shiv Sena boss Uddhav Thackeray proved the same yesterday.

Maharashtra: A confident BJP orders 5,000 laddoos before results

24 Oct 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: A confident BJP orders 5,000 laddoos before results

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of winning elections in Maharashtra, and it didn't even wait for results to start the celebrations.

Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) slams "ally" Giriraj Singh

06 Oct 2019

Politics
Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) slams "ally" Giriraj Singh

The devastation in Bihar, courtesy heavy rainfall, impacted the political corridors with Union Minister Giriraj Singh constantly slamming ally JD(U), led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

HRD Minister says Ram Setu was built by Indian engineers

28 Aug 2019

Politics
HRD Minister says Ram Setu was built by Indian engineers

You are the country's HRD minister. You are invited to speak at IIT Kharagpur, one of the oldest technical institutes. And what do you do? You dig into mythology to "inspire" students.

After Krishna avatar, Lalu Yadav's son dons Lord Shiva look

23 Jul 2019

Politics
After Krishna avatar, Lalu Yadav's son dons Lord Shiva look

Former Bihar Health Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tej Pratap Yadav, (in)famous for his dress-ups and theatrics, donned the attire of Lord Shiva on Tuesday.

What India expects from Modi 2.0?

18 Jun 2019

Politics
What India expects from Modi 2.0?

Call him what you may, but Narendra Modi's achievements are worth celebrating.

Cave where PM Modi meditated had Wi-Fi, phone, toilet: Report

19 May 2019

Politics
Cave where PM Modi meditated had Wi-Fi, phone, toilet: Report

All of us have seen how devotees go to Kedarnath. Holding sticks in their hands they await their turns to pray at the holy shrine of Lord Shiva.

Rajinikanth's daughter's wedding ceremonies begin: Details here

09 Feb 2019

Entertainment
Rajinikanth's daughter's wedding ceremonies begin: Details here

Megastar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya is all set to tie the knot with businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi on February 11.

Meet Australian Baba, the atheist-turned-ascetic, who has become Kumbh's attraction

19 Jan 2019

India
Meet Australian Baba, the atheist-turned-ascetic, who has become Kumbh's attraction

At Kumbh 2019, which is underway in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, a unique baba has hogged the limelight. He is not like other seers, but has plenty of Kumbh experience.

'Chai Waali Chachi': Woman's been drinking only 'chai' for 33yrs

13 Jan 2019

India
'Chai Waali Chachi': Woman's been drinking only 'chai' for 33yrs

For many, the day is incomplete if they haven't sipped their daily cup of chai and it's even more tempting in the chilly winters.

'Kauravas were test-tube babies' comment gets slammed by science body

06 Jan 2019

India
'Kauravas were test-tube babies' comment gets slammed by science body

Andhra Pradesh University Vice-Chancellor G Nageshwar Rao's statement at Indian Science Congress, where he said the Kauravas of Mahabharata were test-tube babies, has drawn criticism from Breakthrough Science Society.

Defamation case against Shashi Tharoor over 'scorpion' remark against Modi

03 Nov 2018

India
Defamation case against Shashi Tharoor over 'scorpion' remark against Modi

A criminal defamation complaint has been filed against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor before a court in Delhi for his alleged "scorpion" remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

'Shiv Bhakt' RaGa visits Mahakaleshwar Temple; begins two-day MP tour

29 Oct 2018

India
'Shiv Bhakt' RaGa visits Mahakaleshwar Temple; begins two-day MP tour

Congress President Rahul Gandhi began his two-day tour of the politically significant Malwa-Nimar region in the poll-bound Madhya Pradesh today by offering prayers at the famous Mahakaleshwar Temple.

Rahul Gandhi begins two-day MP trip offering prayers at temple

27 Sep 2018

India
Rahul Gandhi begins two-day MP trip offering prayers at temple

Congress President Rahul Gandhi began a two-day visit to poll-bound Madhya Pradesh today with prayers at the famous Kamta Nath temple in Satna district's Chitrakoot.

Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi launches poll campaign with road show

17 Sep 2018

Politics
Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi launches poll campaign with road show

On Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched the party's poll campaign in Madhya Pradesh, a major BJP bastion, with a road show in Bhopal.

#HappyBdayPMModi: RaGa wishes health, happiness to PM; latter thanks him

17 Sep 2018

Politics
#HappyBdayPMModi: RaGa wishes health, happiness to PM; latter thanks him

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday today, Congress President Rahul Gandhi wished him health and happiness in a tweet.

US returns two antique statues worth $500,000 stolen from India

06 Sep 2018

World
US returns two antique statues worth $500,000 stolen from India

Two antique statues worth hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from India and displayed at two American museums have been repatriated to India by the US.

As RaGa starts Kailash Yatra, posters celebrate his 'shiv bhakti'

31 Aug 2018

Politics
As RaGa starts Kailash Yatra, posters celebrate his 'shiv bhakti'

Congress workers put up posters of President Rahul Gandhi in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, which asserted him as a 'shiv bhakt' (devotee of Lord Shiva).

Amarnath Yatra concludes, over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offer prayers

26 Aug 2018

India
Amarnath Yatra concludes, over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offer prayers

The annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas concluded today with over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offering prayers at the naturally-formed ice-Shivlingam.

Is coconut oil really poison as this Harvard Professor claims?

23 Aug 2018

World
Is coconut oil really poison as this Harvard Professor claims?

A Harvard Professor's claim "coconut oil is pure poison," has left the world divided and India, especially South India, fuming.

Over 2.81 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath

18 Aug 2018

India
Over 2.81 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath

Over 2.81 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas till date this year, officials said.

UP government urges Center to rename Bareilly, Kanpur, Agra airports

15 Aug 2018

India
UP government urges Center to rename Bareilly, Kanpur, Agra airports

Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Center for its approval to rename the airports in Bareilly, Kanpur, and Agra, a move that comes close on the heels of rechristening the iconic Mughalsarai Railway Station after RSS thinker Deendayal Upadhyay.

Srinagar: 'Chhari Mubarak' taken to ancient Sharika-Bhawani temple

12 Aug 2018

India
Srinagar: 'Chhari Mubarak' taken to ancient Sharika-Bhawani temple

'Chhari Mubarak', the saffron-robed holy mace of Lord Shiva, was taken to ancient 'Sharika-Bhawani' temple on Hari Parbat hillock in Srinagar's downtown area for offering special prayers as per the age-old customs related to Amarnath Yatra.

Fresh small batch of 663 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

28 Jul 2018

India
Fresh small batch of 663 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

A fresh batch of 663 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south-Kashmir Himalayas.

15 UP Muslims begin their 'Kanwar Yatra' journey

28 Jul 2018

India
15 UP Muslims begin their 'Kanwar Yatra' journey

A group of 70 kanwariyas, which include 15 Muslims, from Kushahari village in UP's Deoria district began their journey for Baba Dham in Jharkhand's Deoghar district.