Markets and roads are decked up in colourful lights and vendors are busy selling festive items like earthen lamps, rangolis and sweets.

CM Adityanath issued instructions to police and administrative officers to ensure security during the upcoming events, including the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.

 A four-day festival showcasing art, culture, cuisine, handicrafts and handlooms of the northeastern region will be held for the first time in Varanasi.

Diwali is the festival of love and light. This year it will be celebrated on Sunday. The festival is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Ram, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshman from the 14-year exile.

The British Council, in association with the Assam government, has launched a course to enhance skills of professionals associated with festivals in the country, an official said.

Like every other festival, on 'Eid-al-Adha' or commonly known as 'bakra-eid' people exchange delicacies, put on new clothes, visit each-other and celebrate festival with their family and friends. But do you know this festival also has a long history that can blow your mind. So, without further delay lets dig into the times from where this tradition began. 

There are a number of cases where after the celebration's pack up, individuals are left suffering from skin rashes, eye allergies and discoloration of hair. Colours were traditionally made from herbs and spring flowers. However, chemicals and industrial dyes, some of them toxic, slowly replaced flowers and herbs which cause serious reactions. Here are some tips to have a safe Holi.

Lucknow: Dhanteras also known as Dhanatrayodashi and Dhanvantari Trayodashi marks the first day of the five-day celebration Diwali. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Karthik. ALSO READ: Happy Dhanteras 2018: History, Significance and Importance of this day Here, we have compiled some …