Special prayer in Punjab town against terrorismDecember 2nd, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moga (Punjab), Dec 2 (IANS) A Hindu religious group Tuesday began special prayers involving 250 priests in this Punjab town to “reduce the effects of terrorism and economic meltdown on India”, an organiser said. One hundred ‘havan kunds’ (sacred fire places) were put up on a seven acre site near Moga, about 200 km from Chandigarh. A total of 250 priests from Varanasi have been brought for the prayers.
A big hut has been set up at the prayer site by artisans from Kolkata.
The eitht-day ‘yagya’, costing Rs.3 million, was being organised by the Sri Mahalaxmi Yagya Samiti, according to its president Vinay Budhiraja.
“The yagya is being organised to reduce the effects of terrorism and economic meltdown on India,” he said here.
The Mumbai terror attack last week left 183 people dead and over 300 injured.
- Fans pray, organise havans to ensure India's win - Mar 28, 2011
- 11 cakes cut - one for every Indian player - Apr 01, 2011
- 17 devotees killed in Punjab accident - May 07, 2012
- Allahabad priests offer prayers for India's World Cup quarterfinal win - Mar 24, 2011
- Foundation laid for Angkor Wat-replica in Bihar - Jun 21, 2012
- Hundreds in Punjab, Haryana support Hazare - Apr 08, 2011
- Fire worship in Rajasthan to check global warming - Jan 02, 2010
- Official accuses attendant of sorcery - Nov 18, 2011
- 18 devotees killed in Punjab accident (Lead) - May 07, 2012
- Punjab town tense after Sikh group-Dera followers clash - Mar 08, 2011
- Dumped human embryos came from medical academy in Russia - Aug 03, 2012
- Diamond contact lenses for goddess - devotees see red! (With Images) - Feb 23, 2012
- Millions throng Goverdhan for annual pilgrimage - Jul 15, 2011
- Akali Dal plans 'biggest' rally Sunday - Dec 17, 2011
- Bihar Police confirm terror threat to Dalai Lama event - Jan 07, 2012