Sunday, November 22, 2015

BHU announces commemorative coins and stamps design contest winners

 Coin design-First
 Coin design-Second

 First day cover: First

 Final design winner
Final design: Second 

Varanasi, November 21, 2015: Ashish Kumar Gupta, Department of Applied Arts (Faculty of Visual Arts) and Subhashita of the same department have been adjudged first and second place winners in the competition to design commemorative coins and stamps to be released by the Government of India, according to Central Celebrations Cell of the Banaras Hindu University.

Arnab Biswas of the Department of Chemistry (Faculty of Science) got the third place. The winners will receive cash prize of Rs 10000, Rs 7000 and Rs 5000 respectively.

The winners were decided by a committee constituted under the chairmanship of the Dean, Faculty of Visual Arts, Prof. Hiralal Prajapati with Prof. Shyamal Das Gupta, Dr. Suresh Nair and OSD of the Centennial Celebrations Cell, Dr. Vishwanath Pandey.

At the occasion of the centennial celebrations of the Banaras Hindu University, the Finance and Telecommunications Ministries of the Government of India have decided to release commemorative stamp and coins of Rs 100 and Rs. 10 for commercial transactions. The Vice Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University, Prof Girish Chandra Tripathi had directed to organize a competition for the design of the coins/stamp amongst the students of the Banaras Hindu University

BHU Press release

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thousands offer Arghya to rising Sun

Thousands of devotees offered Arghya (prayers) to rising Sun on the fourth and final day of the Chhath Puja festival on the banks of the River Ganga in Varanasi on November 18, 2015.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Devotees offer first Arghya to Sun God

Thousands of devotees offered first Arghya to setting Sun on the third day of four-day Chhath Puja festival in Varanasi on November 17, 2015. The first arghya with milk and water was offered to Sun God in different Ganga Ghats and ponds of the city.
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Japanese team visits Varanasi

A Japanese team visited Varanasi on November 16 to take the first hand account of the civic problems and other aspects of the city.
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Four-day Chhath Puja celebrations begin in Varanasi

Varanasi geared up to celebrate four-day Chhath Puja festival on November 15, 2015.
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Huge procession taken out for Goddess Kali immersion

A large procession was taken out for the immersion of Goddess Kali idol installed by Nava Sangha (Debnathpura) in Varanasi on November 14, 2015. The idol was immersed at a pond as there was blanket ban on immersion of idols in Ganga.
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Annakut festival celebrated in Varanasi

Chhappan Bhog (56 types of food articles) were offered to Goddess Annapurna on the auspicious occasion of Annakut festival in Varanasi on November 12, 2015.
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Diwali celebrated in Varanasi

Diwali was celebrated in Varanasi with traditional gaiety and fervour on November 11, 2015. Bursting of fire crackers marked the Diwali night.
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Maharani Lakshmibai remembered

Birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter Maharani Lakshmibai (according to tithi in Hindu calendar) was celebrated in a school in Varanasi on November 10, 2015.  Girls of the school dressed in the warrior pose of Jhansi Ki Rani enthralled the audience. Students of the school also showcased their martial art skills in the function.
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Lakshmi Puja celebrated in Varanasi

Goddess Lakshmi Puja was celebrated in Varanasi on November 11, 2015. This is the view of a Bulanala pandal.
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Kali Puja celebrated in Varanasi

Nava Sangha (Debnathpura) organised Kali Puja function in Varanasi on November 10, 2015.
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Amisha Patel in Varanasi

Indian Gramin Cricket League (IGCL) ended with much fan fare and star show at the Sampurnanand Sports Stadium in Varanasi on November 9, 2015. Bollywood actor Amisha Patel was the star attraction in the closing function.
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Have a darshan of Ma Annapurna

Golden idol of Ma Annapurna (Goddess Annapurna) was opened for devotees for the five days of Jyoti Parva (Diwali festival) in Varanasi on November 9, 2015. Thousands of devotees thronged the temple to have a glimpse of Ma Annapurna.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Floats hog limelight in Chetganj's Nakkataiyya

Different mythological and historical floats were brought out on the occasion of  Chetganj's Nakkataiyya in Varanasi on October 31, 2015.
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Chetganj's Nakkataiyya holds spectators spellbound

World famous Chetganj's Nakkataiyya was held in Varanasi on October 31, 2015.
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