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  • Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal with traditional fervour

    Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal with traditional fervour

    People across Tamil Nadu on Sunday celebrated the harvest festival of Pongal thanking rain, sun and farm animals. People got up early, put on new clothes and went to temples. The aroma of ghee fried cashews, almonds and cardamom filled homes as a traditional dish of rice, jaggery and Bengal gram was made. As the...

    January 14, 2018
  • Trinamool Congress practising ‘soft Hindutva’: BJP

    Trinamool Congress practising ‘soft Hindutva’: BJP

    Terming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s visit to a temple in Birbhum district as “soft Hindutva”, state BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday said the ruling party was trying to arrest consolidation of “Hindu votes” in favour of his party. “If we go to temples, we are branded as communal. But if Trinamool leaders...

    January 4, 2018
  • One killed in TN temple roof collapse

    One killed in TN temple roof collapse

    A woman was killed and two men were injured when a portion of the roof fell on Thursday at the Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy temple in Thiruchendur in Tamil Nadu, police said. The roof suddenly caved in, killing Peechiammal and injuring Kandaswamy and Senthil Arumugham. All were devotees. Thiruchendur is around 640 km from here in...

    December 14, 2017
  • Sabarimala temple collections soar

    Sabarimala temple collections soar

    Kerala’s famed Sabarimala temple received Rs 101 crore (more than $15 million) in collections in the first 25 days of the ongoing two-month festival, an official said on Tuesday. The Travancore Devaswom Board, the body that runs the temple affairs, said the collections in the same period last season stood at Rs 86 crore. The...

    December 12, 2017
  • Haryana govt takes over management of Chandi Devi, Banbhori’s Durga Mata temples

    Haryana govt takes over management of Chandi Devi, Banbhori’s Durga Mata temples

    The Haryana government on Wednesday decided to take over management of the historical Shri Mata Chandi Devi Temple at Chandi Mandir in Panchkula. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday. The decision to take over management of the temple...

    November 22, 2017
  • Subramanian Swamy asks Hindus to ‘wake up’, restore temple in Ayodhya

    Subramanian Swamy asks Hindus to ‘wake up’, restore temple in Ayodhya

    As spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets stakeholders in Ayodhya to resolve the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, firebrand BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday urged Hindus to “wake up” and take action to “restore the holiest temple on the birthplace of Ram”. In a tweet, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said: “Hindus wake...

    November 16, 2017
  • PM begins his busy Gujarat tour with prayers at Dwarkadheesh Temple

    PM begins his busy Gujarat tour with prayers at Dwarkadheesh Temple

    The Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his two-day visit in Gujarat by offering prayers at the Dwarkadheesh Temple at Dwarka on Friday. PM Modi unveiled plaques to mark the laying of foundation stones for a bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka; and other road development projects, said an official statement. He said the bridge is a...

    October 7, 2017
  • Meerut temple dedicated to PM Modi to have his 100-foot statue

    Meerut temple dedicated to PM Modi to have his 100-foot statue

    A temple dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 19 crore in Meerut. The temple will have 100-foot statue of PM Modi. JP Singh, an assistant engineer of irrigation department, shortly after his retirement announced to construct a temple of PM Modi for which the land...

    October 4, 2017
  • Strange Sunday ritual

    Strange Sunday ritual

    The Bhairav temple behind the Purana Qila is a strange place, where liquor is offered to the deity. Two beggars, Tota Ram and Kalia, are among the many, who frequent the place on Sundays when the special offering is made. To get intoxicated and enjoy the divine "leela" is how they take the gift of...

    August 6, 2017
  • Replica of Kheer Bhawani temple to be constructed in Atlanta

    Replica of Kheer Bhawani temple to be constructed in Atlanta

    A replica of the sacred Kheer Bhawani temple in the Kashmir Valley would be constructed in Atlanta, the Kashmiri diaspora in the US has said. The community raised USD 20,000 for the construction of the replica of the temple which would be the first-of-its-kind in the United states, a media release said. Planning and design...

    August 1, 2017
  • Relic site in China is 1,400-year-old royal temple

    Relic site in China is 1,400-year-old royal temple

    A relic site in China's Hebei province has been confirmed as a royal temple built over 1,400 years ago, archaeologists said on Tuesday. The base of a wooden pagoda, which archaeologists believe was built between 553 and 577, was unearthed in Linzhang county, Xinhua news agency reported. "The pagoda was part of Dazhuangyan Temple," said...

    May 16, 2017
  • Devotees throng Himachal temples as Navratri begins

    Devotees throng Himachal temples as Navratri begins

    Thousands of devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday on the first day of the nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival. "Special arrangement has made to tackle the rush during the Navrati festival. We are expecting more than 50,000 people every day at the Brajeshwari Devi shrine," Sub-Divisional Magistrate Debasweta Banik said. One of the...

    March 28, 2017
  • Protests over allowing women to wear churidar at Padmanabhaswamy temple

    Protests over allowing women to wear churidar at Padmanabhaswamy temple

    A day after the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple relaxed its dress code to allow entry to women wearing ‘churidar’, a few women entered through a side gate clad in churidar, but some devotees and officials refused to allow entry to such attire through the other gates. Temple Executive Officer K.N. Satish said the Kerala High Court...

    November 30, 2016