President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on the commencement of Kumbh Mela, which is believed to be the world's biggest religious festival, spanning over the next 50 days.
Amid tight security, the 55-day long Kumbh Mela commenced with the Shahi Snan of Akharas at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
Amit Shah Saturday extended full support to the protest by Ayyappa devotees against the CPI(M)-led LDF government's decision to implement the Supreme court order on entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple.
Diwali is a festival of lights, which is celebrated every year in India. Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance".
Karwa Chauth is considered to be one of the most traditions of married Hindu women, who observe fast from sunrise to moonrise for long life of their spouse.