.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Anant Chaturdashi is an important day in the Hindu calendar. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • Anant Chaturdashi or Ganesh Visarjan marks the end of the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi
  • It is a day to worship Lord Vishnu's Ananta form
  • The day is observed every year on the Chaturthi tithi of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Vishwakarma Puja is conducted to honour Lord Vishwakarma. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • Vishwakarma is considered as swayambhu and creator of the world
  • Vishwakarma Puja generally falls around mid-September every year
  • he Puja Sankranti Moment began at 01:29 AM

.Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Snowfall around Badrinath Dham in Chamoli district. (PTI Photo)

  • Carrying a negative COVID-19 test report and a vaccination certificate will be mandatory
  • 800 pilgrims in Kedarnath Dham, 1200 in Badrinath Dham, 600 in Gangotri and 400 in Yamunotri will be allowed daily
  • Police force will be deployed as per requirements during the Char Dham Yatra

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath's abba jaan comment has set off a political maelstrom (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath said only people saying ‘abba jaan’ got ration before BJP coming into power
  • Abba jaan is a term of endearment used by Muslims to refer to fathers
  • Uttar Pradesh is scheduled for assembly elections next year

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Javed Akhtar is a veteran lyricist-writer and a former MP (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Javedakhtarjadu)

  • Javed Akhtar recently drew a parallel between “the Taliban and those who want a Hindu Rashtra”
  • RSS, the ideological parent of BJP, has for long considered India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’
  • BJP MLA Ram Kadam said he won’t allow Akhtar’s films to run till he apologises

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Devotees throng to pay obeisance to Lord Krishna at Sri Krishna Janambhoomi temple ahead of the 'Janmashtami' festival, in Mathura. (PTI Photo)

  • Janmashtami is a festival celebrated across India to mark the birth of Lord Krishna
  • People mark the occasion by fasting, breaking ‘dahi handis’, preparing special sweets and praying together
  • This year the festival of Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 30

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Shravana or Sawan is a month dedicated to Lord Shankar. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The Sawan Amavasya is also called the Hariyali Amavasya
  • It is regarded as the most auspicious day for Pitru puja
  • Lord Krishna is also prayed to on this day

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The day is also known as Maas Shivratri, when devotees observe day-long fasts and worship the Shiv Ling. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Pixabay)

  • Sawan Shivratri is observed on the 14th day of the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi of the month of Sawan
  • The day is auspicious for the worship of Lord Shiva as it marks the convergance of Shiva and Shakti
  • This year, Sawan Shivratri will fall on Friday, August 6 in Vikrama Samvata 2077-78 according to the Hindu calendar

On the Purnima Tithi (Full Moon Day) in the month of Ashadha is when Guru Purnima is observed. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • It is on this day that people pay homage to their gurus
  • The guru is the one who dispels darkness-like ignorance
  • Students express gratitude to their teachers for instilling life's values in them

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Devashayani Ekadashi is being observed today, July 20. (Photo credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Today, July 20, is being observed as Shayani Ekadashi
  • It is considered one of the most important days of the Hindu calendar
  • The day marks the beginning of Chaturmas