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Karva Chauth: From Bond to Gold, Festival Priorities Change with Times

Karva Chauth to be observed by married Hindu women for the longevity, well-being and prosperity of their husbands, has been undergoing radical change of late with wives more attracted by market attractions for the occasion while jewelry firms are luring the Hindu wives with discounts like any other festival. While wives pray for their husbands’ long life, in turn they ...

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Akshaya Tritiya Today: Rush to Gold, Jewellery Shops Sets Day High

Today’s gold price is around Rs.2,723 per gram (24 Karat) and Rs.2,546 (22 Karat), despite Akshaya Tritiya. Otherwise, visitors to jewellery shops in colourful silk sarees attract the attention of any other woman and the public to curiously enquire what’s so special about it. Those busy going to their offices swear to visit one on their return, while others are ...

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Chinese New Year of Goat Starts Today, Red Envelopes Flood Markets

Chinese New Year of goat starts on Thursday, February 19, 2015 celebrated by more than 1.5 billion Chinese all over the world, including the neighbouring Asian countries and diasporas around the globe. Chinese, however, celebrate the New Year with utmost sincerity. The day starts with greetings — “Gong xi fa cai” in Mandarin, or “Gung hay fat choy” in Cantonese, ...

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Valentine’s Day Greetings: Origin, History, Top Messages, Quotes and Gifts to send

As the world celebrates the Valentine’s Day or the day of love on February 14, falling on Saturday, a weekend, the day may get further boost, if the moral police elements of pro-Hindu groups who were drubbed in Delhi elections remain indoors brooding over the tragedy. Legend goes that Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers ...

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Ganesh Chaturthi: Tradition bars seeing the moon today

India is gearing up for week-long Ganesh Chaturthi beginning Wednesday, while the tradition warns devotees not to see the moon on this particular day. Here is the anecdote about the tradition: Lord Ganesh was happy at the end of the celebrations and was on his way home but seeing his stature after consuming lots of food and sweets, the moon ...

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Google gives new digital twist to Ramzan tradition

As the world Muslims begin fasting during the holy month of Ramzan from Friday, Google has come out with some venerable Ramzan traditions online. Besides, sharing the Islamic prayers live from Mecca on a dedicated YouTube channel, it will attract millions of people from around the world to experience and comment on the event through video. “Ramadan is about more ...

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