gods and goddesses

Akshay starrer ‘Oh My God’ first look unveiled (With Images)


June 29th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Akshay Kumar plays the modern day Lord Krishna in his forthcoming film "Oh My God" and its first poster shows the star riding a ... 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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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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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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Durga idol makers battle cost, labour shortage


September 13th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Skyrocketing prices of raw materials used for making idols and the exodus of labour to other states ahead of next month's Durga Puja have badly hit ... Read more...

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10 years jail for 2008 Thane blasts convicts


August 30th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) A Mumbai court Tuesday sentenced two men to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for the 2008 Thane and Vashi bomb blasts.The duo Ramesh Gadkari and Vikram Bhave ... Read more...

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Amitabh Bachchan bows down to Nitin Desai’s artistic caliber


August 9th, 2011 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai couldn't have expected a bigger adulation of his work, when megastar Amitabh Bachchan publicly expressed that whenever he bows down ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray prays for ‘eccentric, adamant’ Hussain


June 9th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Thursday called renowned painter M.F. Husain "an eccentric and adamant person" who thought it fit to leave his country rather ... Read more...

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Foreign tourists find Braj Mandal Holi extraordinary


March 17th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, March 17 (IANS) Vrindavan's Iskcon temple attracts a lot of foreigners who are devotees of Lord Krishna and enjoy the Holi celebrations here, saying the Braj Mandal area is ... Read more...

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A congregation of deities in Himachal


February 27th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 27 (IANS) It will be a divine gathering! More than 200 gods and goddesses will 'congregate' here next week to participate in the centuries-old Mahashivratri ... Read more...

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Anant ‘Uncle’ Pai popularised Indian culture through comics (Obituary, With Image)


February 24th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Anant V. Pai, a chemical engineer who taught Indian culture, tradition and ethos through Amar Chitra Katha comics to millions of his countrymen, passed away here ... Read more...

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Goa pulls out play from Shivaji Jayanti celebrations


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) The Goa government was forced to pull out a Marathi play from events marking Maratha king Shivaji's birth anniversary celebrations after right-wing Hindu groups claimed ... Read more...

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London art fair to highlight Husain’s work


February 16th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Leading Indian contemporary artist M.F. Husain's art will be the highlight of the 20/21 International Art Fair in London Feb 17-20.A six-foot abstract composition by Husain, known ... Read more...

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This Ram devotee was born a Muslim


January 1st, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 1 (IANS) He is called Hanuman because of his devotion towards Lord Ram. He can name all the Hindu gods and goddesses in a single breath, and he performs the ... Read more...

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Catholic University of America offers Hinduism courses


November 30th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 30 (ANI): The Catholic University of America (CUA), national university of the Catholic Church in the United States located in Washington DC, is offering various Hinduism related classes.Courses include: ... Read more...

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Online Diwali shopping is booming


November 3rd, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) A growing number of shoppers prefer to shop online during Diwali season, a survey conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) said ... Read more...

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Fish deaths worry environmentalists, administration in Gwalior


October 27th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Oct. 27 (ANI): The mysterious deaths of fish in the historical Janak Lake of Madhya Pradesh capital Gwalior,is causing concern to environmentalists and local administration.Dead fishes have been sighted ... Read more...

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New documentary captures shamans of Kullu Valley


October 18th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A docu-feature film "The Shamans of the Himalayas" documenting the ethno-spiritual mores of the picturesque Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, will premiere at the India Habitat Centre ... Read more...

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Remains of 1300 years old ancient temples found near Bhopal


October 16th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Ram Chand SahuBhopal, Oct.16 (ANI): Scientists of the Archaeological Department have found out the remains of 1300 year old ancient temples at Ashapuri village near Bhopal.Ashapuri village is ... Read more...

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Ayodhya excavation: Ravi Shankar Prasad takes on historians


October 5th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and noted lawyer Ravi Shankar Prasad Tuesday asked the historians, who are opposing the excavation report of the disputed Ayodhya ... Read more...

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Recession over, but few takers for Durga idols abroad


September 27th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Recession may have ebbed, but artisans of the potters' colony Kumartuli here say export orders for idols for next month's Durga Puja festival have picked up ... Read more...

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Garlands of harmony from Ayodhya’s Muslim flower artisans


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 23 (IANS) Muslim artisans here continue to make floral decorations for Hindu devotees, weaving bonds of communal harmony at a time when all eyes are on ... Read more...

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Fewer hands to craft Durga idols, courtesy jobs scheme (Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) The city's famous potters' colony of Kumartuli is facing an acute shortage of hands to sculpt Durga Puja idols. Behind this labour scarcity is an unlikely ... Read more...

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Kumartuli idol-makers face rising labour and input costs


September 13th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Costs of organising Durga Puja have gone up this year as idol-makers in the city spend more on increased labour and raw material costs which in ... Read more...

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Suneet Varma enters Limca book with longest sari (With Images)


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Suneet Varma has done it - he has entered Limca Book of Records by creating the world's longest embroidered sari which is all of 55 metres. ... Read more...

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Hundreds of devotees celebrate onset of monsoon month in Mathura


July 28th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Nitin GautamMathura, July 28 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees thronged in large numbers to offer prayers at the famous Dwarakadhish Temple in Mathura, on the occasion of the onset of the Hindu ... Read more...

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Historical Kharchi tribal festival begins in Agartala


July 21st, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, July 21 (ANI): The weeklong historical Kharchi festival began here in the presence of thousands of devotees at the Chaturdasha Devata Temple.Kharchi, which means 'auspicious' in Kakborok, the ... Read more...

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Read about gods, philosophy, Indian ethos and a curse (IANS Books This Week)


July 15th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The book case is crowded with contrasts this weekend with serious treatises vying for attention with works of fiction. 1. "The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From ... Read more...

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Traditional ‘Kahika Fair’ celebrated in Himachal Pradesh


May 29th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 29 (ANI): Thousands of devotees converged to celebrate the traditional 'Kahika Fair' in Shirar village, near Himachal Pradesh's Kullu town on Friday.Sounds of hymns in the air marked ... Read more...

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Devotees throng a religious festival in Jodhpur


April 26th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Jodhpur, Apr 26 (ANI): Thousands of devotees, locals as well as tourists, are performing the pilgrimage of 'Yogi Shale' in Rajasthan's Jodhpur.Dozens of elephants are also part of the festivities.The fair ... Read more...

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Art behind bars transforms Varanasi jail


April 21st, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Varanasi, April 21 (IANS) The corridors of the Varanasi Central Jail almost resemble an art gallery, with colourful paintings adorning the walls. The credit for this goes to five convicts, ... Read more...

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I don’t need to be physically in India to feel Indian: M.F. Husain


March 3rd, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 3 (ANI): Breaking his silence on his new citizenship of Qatar, celebrated painter M. F. Husain has said that it is not necessary for him to be physically present ... Read more...

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Bikaner organises a unique football match on Holi


March 1st, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Bikaner (Rajasthan), Mar 1 (ANI): Bikaner locals dressed up in different garbs and played a unique soccer match on the occasion of 'Holi', the festival of colours.'Phalgunya Football Match' at the ... Read more...

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