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Maha Shivaratri: Origin, Legend, Importance of Jagaran as Hindus Perform Shiva Puja

Today, Hindus all over will celebrate Maha Shivratri, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The day is also celebrated for the marriage of Lord Shiva with Parvati, according to Puranas and also marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Maha Shivratri, which falls on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Maagha as per Amavasya-ant month calculation. As per Poornima-ant month ...

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Makara Sankranti: 5 Lakh Devotees Take Dip in Ganga River

Sagar Island (West Bengal):Over five lakh devotees took a holy dip in the Ganga on the occasion of Makar Sankranti Wednesday at this island considered auspicious by Hindus. “More than five lakh devotees took the holy dip today (Wednesday). Nothing untoward has occurred so far,” South 24 Parganas district magistrate Sanjay Basu said. Braving the chilly weather, the devotees began ...

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