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Woman’s presence holds up temple treasure assessment


September 20th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) The presence of a woman in a team appointed to take stock of the precious items in a vault of the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here ... Read more...

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Himachal to turn temple gold into mementoes


July 8th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is set to allow gold-rich temple trusts to melt tonnes of the precious metal in their coffers to turn them into mementoes as ... Read more...

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Stocktaking of Kerala temple treasure begins


July 5th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) Two committees appointed by the Supreme Court Thursday started taking stock and estimating the value of the jewels, gems and precious metals kept inside one of ... Read more...

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Devotees converge on Puri for Jagannath festival


June 29th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 29 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees converged on Odisha's temple town of Puri Friday to witness the homecoming festival of Lord Jagannath and two other deities in the Bahuda ... Read more...

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Puri Rath Yatra chariots reach destination


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees resumed pulling the chariots of the deities in the world famous Rath Yatra at Puri Friday, and the chariots reached their destination, ... Read more...

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Lakhs witness Rath Yatra in Puri (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) More than five lakh devotees witnessed the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra in Odisha's temple town of ... Read more...

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Lakhs converge on Puri for Rath Yatra


June 21st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees thronged Odisha's temple town of Puri Thursday for the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, ... Read more...

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Security beefed up ahead of Puri chariot festival


June 20th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in Odisha's Puri town ahead of the annual nine-day chariot festival of Lord Jagannath beginning Thursday, police said.Around 8,000 policemen have ... Read more...

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62 special trains for Puri Rath Yatra


June 20th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Indian Railways Tuesday announced it would run 62 special trains for the famous Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath, beginning at Odisha's Puri town June ... Read more...

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Pictures of politicians, film stars removed from Kerala jails


June 17th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) The authorities Sunday removed photographs of politicians and film stars from major jails across Kerala and were also preparing to shuffle prisoners, an official said.Such photographs ... Read more...

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Himachal deity gets back role in Dussehra festival


May 19th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) A deity of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh has got justice in the state's high court which told the administration not to bar its participation ... Read more...

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Fear of plague haunting Himachal villages


April 2nd, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 2 (IANS) Residents of the Rohru rural belt in Himachal Pradesh are living in fear of the 'wrath of god'. The cause of the scare is actually pneumonic ... Read more...

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Over 200 deities to join Himachal’s Mahashivratri!


February 20th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 20 (IANS) The festival of Mahashivratri Monday is marked in a unique way in this town, popularly known as Chhoti Kashi, as it sees a congregation ... Read more...

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Silence please! The gods are meditating in Himachal villlage


January 28th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 28 (IANS) Visitors to Goshal village and nine tiny hamlets located in its vicinity in Kullu district have been warned not to make a noise as ... Read more...

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Makar Sankranti in Odisha with holy dips, kite flying


January 15th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Devotees took holy dips in ponds and rivers and visited temples as they celebrated the Makar Sankranti harvest festival in Odisha Sunday. People also organised kite ... Read more...

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2012 will be a year of upheaval: Cuban priests


January 4th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 4 (IANS/EFE) Christian priests in Cuba who also follow the beliefs and traditions of African slaves have said 2012 will be a year of disturbances, clashes and great ... Read more...

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Where Diwali comes late and brings on animal slaughter


November 24th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 24 (IANS) Almost a month after the rest of India celebrated Diwali, some interior areas of Himachal Pradesh are set to usher in the festival Friday, slaughtering hundreds ... Read more...

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Weeklong Kullu Dussehra festivities end


October 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 12 (IANS) The weeklong Kullu Dussehra festivities, unique to this town, ended Wednesday as 226 assembled deities started their journey back to their temples in ... Read more...

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Seventy injured in annual bloody sport in Andhra


October 7th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 7 (IANS) At least 70 persons were injured in an annual bloody fight with sticks and fire by hundreds of devotees in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district.Despite attempts by ... Read more...

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Post-Puja, Yamuna battles immersion onslaught


October 7th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Piles of holy trivia comprising wooden and mud skeletons of the goddess, tonnes of rotting flowers, polythene packs -- a day after the immersion ritual ... Read more...

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Tearful farewell to Durga, 600 idols immersed in Yamuna


October 6th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The drum beats and the dancing peaked and the tears flowed freely. Thousands of Bengalis and others in the capital bid an emotional farewell to ... Read more...

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Week-long Kullu Dussehra festivity begins


October 6th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 6 (IANS) It's literally a divine gathering! More than 200 gods and goddesses of the Kullu Valley 'congregated' in this Himachal Pradesh town Thursday to participate ... Read more...

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Dam water to recede, Kullu deities coming


October 4th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 4 (IANS) The water level in a reservoir near here will be brought down this week for the "safe passage" of over 250 deities in a ... Read more...

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Invited to Kullu Dussehra: 250 deities!


September 29th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 29 (IANS) Barring two deities, whose devotees have been at war, over 250 gods and goddesses have a special 'invitation' next week - to grace the ... Read more...

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Fun, cheer on Raksha Bandhan in Lucknow


August 13th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Raksha Bandhan celebrations Saturday spread all over in Uttar Pradesh as the festival was celebrated with traditional pomp and gaiety. Sisters tied the 'bond of love' ... Read more...

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Where children conduct their parents’ marriage (Feature with images)


August 9th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Saputara (Gujarat), Aug 9 (IANS) Among the Bhil tribal community in Gujarat's Dang district, youths very often conduct the marriage of their parents! This is among the many quaint customs ... Read more...

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Mythical monster threatens New Zealand rail project


July 26th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Auckland, July 26 (IANS) Do not destroy the grounds protected by the "monster", New Zealand's indigenous people told the government and asked it to stop work on a $2 billion ... Read more...

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‘Ban improperly dressed tourists in all Goa temples’


July 12th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) After two temples in Goa restricted the entry of scantily dressed tourists into their premises, a rightwing organisation here Tuesday demanded that the ban be extended ... Read more...

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Orissa town celebrates return festival of deities


July 11th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) More than half a million devotees witnessed the 'Bahuda Yatra', or the homecoming festival of Lord Jagannath and two other deities in Orissa's temple town of ... Read more...

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Once barred from her gods, she now ‘lights’ their lamps


June 21st, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), June 21 (IANS) For nearly three decades Guddi Athwal was not allowed to enter any of the temples in her neighbourhood in Rajasthan because she was an ... Read more...

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Lakhs witness deities’ bathing ritual in Puri


June 15th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 15 (IANS) Over 200,000 devotees from various parts of the country converged in Orissa's temple town of Puri Wednesday and witnessed the bathing ritual of three deities that ... Read more...

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Tamil, Sikh communities celebrate New Year in Malaysia


April 15th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 15 (ANI): The Tamil and Sikh communities in Malaysia have celebrating Varisha Pirappu (new year) and Vesakhi in their own unique style.Tamils celebrate "Kara" or the New Year ... Read more...

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Nine days of fasting ends with Ram Navami festival


April 12th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) With prayers and rituals, Indians Tuesday celebrated the festival of Ram Navami, the birth anniversary of Lord Ram, a day that also marked an end ... Read more...

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Orissa celebrates India’s win


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Hundreds of cricket lovers in Orissa Saturday night took to the streets, burst firecrackers, waved the national flag and danced to celebrate India's cricket World Cup ... Read more...

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Kerala to webcast temple festival


March 16th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala) March 16 (IANS) Billed as the first of its kind initiative, Kerala's tourism department will webcast the last two days of the seven-day 'Arattupuzha Pooram', a mass celebration ... Read more...

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