hindu mythology

Kantha stitch takes fashion, furnishings by storm (With Images)


August 12th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Threads can talk and create stories. They can weave their way through centuries and be reborn in various avatars. Such has been the evolution of the ... Read more...

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Try flute yoga to beat stress


July 21st, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The humble flute, which in Hindu mythology was played by Lord Krishna to charm the maidens, birds and animals of Vrindavan and Mathura, is leading ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily slams neglect of Katasraj temple pond


May 9th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) The drying up of a sacred pond abutting the 900-year-old Katasraj temple complex in Pakistan is failure "in the form of wilful neglect and exploitation", ... Read more...

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Pond revered by Hindus drying up in Pakistan


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A pond considered sacred by Hindus abutting a 900-year-old temple complex in Pakistan is drying up after tubewells began supplying the water to a cement factory ... Read more...

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Indians celebrate Mahashivratri in ancient Pakistani temple (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) After a six-year gap, a group of pilgrims from India celebrated Monday Mahashivratri in a Hindu temple said to have been built more than 900 years ... Read more...

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After six years, Indians visit ancient temple in Pakistan


February 20th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) A group of pilgrims from India will celebrate Maha Shivaratri at an ancient Hindu temple complex in Punjab province after six years.A delegation of 50 Hindus ... Read more...

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One lakh devotees at Odisha’s Lingaraj temple


February 20th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) The 11th century Lingaraj temple here saw a crowd of more than a lakh early Monday, police said, as devotees across Odisha kept a fast and ... Read more...

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Land of gods and ghouls: the Hindu connect in a Muslim nation (Postcard from Bali)


November 19th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 19 (IANS) The stylised figures from Hindu mythology and gnomes, fanged demons and animals, some towering, some not so: exquisitely crafted stone sculptures are as ... Read more...

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Polish artist’s Indian works on display


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) An exhibition of works of Poland's famous 20th century artist Stefan Norblin, who won patronage from royalties during his stay in India, opened here Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Polish artist’s Indian works to open


October 31st, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) An exhibition of works of Poland's famous 20th century artist Stefan Norblin, who won patronage from royalties during his stay in India, will open here ... Read more...

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Thousands watch Kumari worship at Belur Math


October 4th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) Thousands of devotees from all over the country and abroad watched 'Kumari Puja' or the worship of a prepubescent girl on Mahashtami Tuesday at Belur Math ... Read more...

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First Amarnath prayers offered, not at shrine (Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) For the first time in 150 years, prayers marking the start of the annual Amarnath pilgrimage were not performed at the cave shrine in the ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage: First prayers offered, but not at shrine


June 15th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 15 (IANS) For the first time in 150 years, the 'partham pujan' that symbolises the start of the Amarnath pilgrimage was not performed at the cave shrine ... Read more...

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Greens lampoon reds in virtual West Bengal


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) From morphed photos to wacky text messages, from jokes to witty e-mails, West Bengal's Gen-Next is busy post-polls, exploring the lighter side of politics that ... Read more...

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Age no bar in India when it comes to marriage!


May 16th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Rajgarh (Madhya Pradesh), May 16 (IANS) Lakhan, dressed in a cream suit with a flashy headgear on his forehead and a garland of currency notes around his neck, should have ... Read more...

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‘Haunted’, takes horror genre the x-tra mile (IANS Hindi Film Review, Rating:***)


May 7th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Haunted 3D"; Starring: Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Tia Bajpai; Directed by: Vikram Bhatt; Rating: ***The best thing one can say about this rivetting romp into the kingdom of the eerie is that ... Read more...

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Hindus in Bangladesh take holy dip in Brahmaputra (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) For Hindus in Bangladesh it was a sacred day as in their thousands they took the holy dip in the Brahmaputra river Monday on the ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus take holy bath


April 11th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus Monday took holy bath in the tributaries of the Brahmaputra river on the occasion of "astami snan".The two-day bathing ritual ... Read more...

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India celebrates Mahashivratri with fasting and prayers (Roundup)


March 2nd, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore/Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) Millions of hindu devotees across the country and the world celebrated Mahashivratri with ritual bathing, fasting and prayers.People thronged temples in thousands during the ... Read more...

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Devotees throng Orissa temples on Shivratri


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 2 (IANS) Devotees observed fast and thronged temples of Hindu god Shiva across Orissa Wednesday on the occasion of Shivratri.More than a lakh devotees have already visited the ... Read more...

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Raja did what Sonia and Karunanidhi ordered: Subramanian Swamy (Interview)


February 9th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Describing Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi as the "big fish" in the 2G spectrum scam, Janata Party chief ... Read more...

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Narendra Modi performs Shastra Puja at his residence in Gandhinagar


October 17th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by ANI
Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Oct.17 (ANI): On the occasion of Vijayadashmi, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi performed 'Shastra Puja' at his official residence in Gandhinagar city on Sunday.Traditional symbolic weapons such as swords ... Read more...

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Elephant procession begins to mark Dasara end in Mysore


October 17th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, Oct 17 (IANS) The famed 'Jamboo Savari' or elephant procession of the 10-day Dasara festivities, which draws thousands of visitors to this cultural capital of Karnataka every year, got underway on ... Read more...

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Sea of humanity throngs Bengal streets on Mahashtami (Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged Belur Math to witness 'kumari puja' (worship of a pre-pubescent girl) or flocked to Durga Puja pandals across West Bengal Friday to offer 'anjali' ... Read more...

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Durga Puja reaches its peak with Mahashtami


October 15th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged Durga Puja pandals across the city Friday to participate in the 'anjali' or special prayers amid the beats of the traditional dhak drums on ... Read more...

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Demon king Ravana donates blood in Chandigarh!


October 10th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 10 (IANS) Demon king Ravana may be known for all the wrong reasons in Hindu mythology, but the character played by a Chandigarh man denotes a completely different meaning - ... Read more...

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As Yamuna overflows, Vrindavan celebrates Pulin Utsav


September 25th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 25 (IANS) As the Yamuna river rose and spilled its water onto its banks in the holy town of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, hundreds of devotees turned up at the ... Read more...

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Arya Babbar Releases His First Comic Book


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood actor Arya Babbar, son of veteran actor Raj Babbar, is now showing another talented side of him. On Wednesday, the actor has released his first ... Read more...

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Arya Babbar turns comic book writer


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arya Babbar has embarked on a new career as he released his first comic book here Wednesday. Arya launched his first graphic comic book titled "Pushpak ... Read more...

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Now, Pak Punjab govt seeks ban on unIslamic “Amar Chitra Katha” cartoons


September 7th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 7 (ANI): The Punjab government in Pakistan has formed a committee to hold discussions and present a report on the broadcasting of Hindu mythology cartoons like "Amar Chitra Katha", and ... Read more...

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President, PM greet nation ahead of Janmashtami


September 1st, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 1 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation ahead of Janmashtami, which is being celebrated tomorrow."On the auspicious occasion of ... Read more...

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Rains fail to dampen Rakhi festivities in Delhi


August 24th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Heavy downpour and waterlogged roads in the capital could not dampen the Raksha Bandhan festivities in the city Tuesday, with men proudly sporting on their wrists ... Read more...

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Sohrabuddin encounter: Modi slams CBI case against Amit Shah


July 30th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Bhavnagar (Gujarat)/New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday publicly slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case against his close aide and former State Home Minister ... Read more...

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Pilgrims flock to annual Goverdhan fair


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Goverdhan (Uttar Pradesh), July 23 (IANS) The annual trek to Goverdhan hill, which according to Hindu mythology was lifted by Lord Krishna on his little finger to save villagers from lightning and ... 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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