Pilgrimage

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  • More than 2 million Muslims begin Haj pilgrimage

    More than 2 million Muslims begin Haj pilgrimage

    More than two million Muslims from around the world began the Haj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites on Wednesday, a religious duty and an epic multi-stage journey. This year sees pilgrims from Shiite Iran return to Mecca in Saudi Arabia......

    August 30, 2017
  • By the river Ganges

    By the river Ganges

    Ganges, thy name is healing!  From far and wide, they come. Many traverse thy path to fulfill their dreams. Some immerse their body, mind and souls for spiritual healing. Some, besotted to thee, breathe thy name. Others wade or float......

    August 2, 2017
  • By the river Ganges

    By the river Ganges

    Ganges, thy name is healing!  From far and wide, they come. Many traverse thy path to fulfill their dreams. Some immerse their body, mind and souls for spiritual healing. Some, besotted to thee, breathe thy name. Others wade or float......

    August 2, 2017
  • Signs of change?

    Signs of change?

    With Parliament now in session, domestic affairs are once more in the forefront of public attention. The Prime Minister’s energetic progress through diverse lands, which included a pioneering visit to Israel, had crowded out the normal day-today activity of the......

    July 20, 2017
  • Pilgrimage that builds bridges

    Pilgrimage that builds bridges

    The attack on the bus of returning Amarnath pilgrims resulting in seven deaths has shaken the nation. Protests and bandhs paralysed life in Jammu for a couple of days, the starting point of the yatra, as also in other parts......

    July 17, 2017
  • Army to deploy five battalions for Amarnath Yatra

    Army to deploy five battalions for Amarnath Yatra

    The Army will deploy five battalions for the annual Amarnath Yatra which begins on June 29 this year. One battalion each will be deployed on the northern (the Baltal) and the southern (the Pahalgam) routes of the yatra, an Amy......

    June 14, 2017
  • Post 2103 disaster, fear factor about June develops among Kedarnath pilgrims 

    Post 2103 disaster, fear factor about June develops among Kedarnath pilgrims 

    A new trend has established in Kedarnath and now rain fear keeps the tourists away from the holy township. The visitors now avoid their trip in June. It appears the horrifying 16-17 June 2013 Kedarnath disaster is still fresh in......

    June 13, 2017
  • Monsoon to begin in Uttarakhand next week

    Monsoon to begin in Uttarakhand next week

    The monsoon season is expected to begin in Uttarakhand from 20 June even as rains continue to lash the hill state, a weather official said on Tuesday. Rains are occurring in the Chaar Dhaam region where thousands of people have arrived for the......

    June 13, 2017
  • 2 lakh pilgrims registered for Amarnath yatra

    2 lakh pilgrims registered for Amarnath yatra

    Nearly two lakh pilgrims have so far secured advance registration for the annual 40-day pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir, scheduled to begin simultaneously from Baltal and Chandanwari routes later this month. "As of......

    June 7, 2017
  • MP govt announces Rs. 2-lakh relief to pilgrims killed in U'khand mishap

    MP govt announces Rs. 2-lakh relief to pilgrims killed in U'khand mishap

    At least 21 pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh's Indore district were killed and six others injured when their bus plunged in a gorge in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi on Tuesday, officials here said. The accident occurred at around 6.30 p.m. as they were......

    May 23, 2017
  • Pope Francis to make pilgrimage to Fatima for child saints-to-be

    Pope Francis to make pilgrimage to Fatima for child saints-to-be

    Pope Francis heads to Fatima on Wednesday on a pilgrimage that will see him canonise two child shepherds who reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago. Some 400,000 pilgrims from around the world will welcome the Argentine pontiff......

    May 10, 2017
  • Escapades in Rishikesh

    Escapades in Rishikesh

    When one thinks about Rishikesh, the images that immediately come to mind are those of tranquility in the foothills of the Himalayas, its holiness and the religious significance of the place. Situated approximately 230 km from the Capital, this pilgrimage......

    April 9, 2017