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Bhai Duj, time to celebrate brother-sister bond


November 7th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mathura, Nov 7 (IANS) In a perfect ringing down of the curtain to the festive season, Bhai Duj was celebrated in parts of India Sunday. Spanning nearly a month, the festivities ... Read more...

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Devotees take holy dip in rivers across Uttar Pradesh on first day of Navratri


October 8th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad/Varanasi/Ayodhaya, Oct.8 (ANI): Thousands of devotees across Uttar Pradesh took holy dips in rivers on the first day of a nine-day long Navratri festival on Friday.Allahabad, famous for the confluence of the ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict casts a shadow over Gaya pindadaan


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Gaya (Bihar), Sep 23 (IANS) Thousands of Hindus began conducting the 'pindadaan' ritual -- seeking salvation for their ancestors -- in this pilgrim town Thursday but the Ayodhya dispute verdict expected Friday ... Read more...

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Ahead of Shraadh, a dried Phalgu river disappoints residents in Gaya


September 12th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Surya Pratap SinghGaya, Sep.12 (ANI): A dried up Phalgu River has turned a major worry and disappointment among local residents and religious minded here, ahead of the upcoming occasion of ... Read more...

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Devotees begins annual pilgrimage to Manimahesh Lake in Jammu and Kashmir


September 4th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Ishtiaq AhmedBhaderwah (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep 4 (ANI): Thousands of Hindu devotees commenced their annual pilgrimage from Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah city to the sacred Manimahesh Lake located in Himachal Pradesh.The ... Read more...

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Centuries-old festival takes Tripura on spiritual journey (With Images)


July 19th, 2010 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, July 19 (IANS) A centuries-old tradition comes alive in Tripura as the idols of 14 Hindu deities, kept locked in a room throughout the year, are brought out for ... Read more...

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Sikhs mark 415th birth anniversary of Guru Hargobind Sahib at Golden Temple


July 5th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, July 5 (ANI): A large number of Sikh devotees visited the Harmandir Sahib here on Monday to mark 415th birth anniversary of their sixth Guru, Hargobind Sahib.The devotees also ... Read more...

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Large number of pilgrims take holy dip on Ganga Dusshera


June 21st, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi/ Ahmedabad, June 21 (ANI): A large number of Hindus took a holy dip in the sacred Ganges River at different places on the occasion of Ganga Dusshehra on Monday.During the ... Read more...

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Sikhs converge at Gurdwara Taran Taran Sahib for Guru Arjan Dev’s death anniversary


June 16th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Savinder SinghTaran Taran, June 15 (ANI): A large number of Sikh devotees on Wednesday morning converged at Tarn Taran Sahib Gurdwara near Amritsar District on the occasion of 404th martyrdom anniversary ... Read more...

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Akshaya Tritiya observed by holy dip at Allahabad


May 16th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, May 16 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees took a holy dip at the Sangam, confluence of the holy rivers, Ganges and Yamuna, here on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.Akshaya Tritiya, is the ... Read more...

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Haridwar overflows with pilgrims on last day of Maha Kumbh


April 28th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), April 28 (IANS) A sea of pilgrims converged here Wednesday to take a holy dip in the revered Ganga on the occasion of Vaisakh Aadhimaas that marks the end of ... Read more...

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Devotees visit Amritsar’s Golden Temple on Baisakhi


April 13th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Apr 13 (ANI): Thousands of devotees from across the country visited the Golden Temple at Amritasar, as festivities began for the harvest festival of Baisakhi.They waited patiently to pay their ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh legislators take dip at Kumbh mela


March 28th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 28 (IANS) As many as 60 Chhattisgarh legislators, including Chief Minister Raman Singh, and their spouses took the holy dip in the Ganga Sunday in Haridwar, where they flew ... Read more...

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Ramnavami festival celebrated across the county


March 24th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by ANI
Ayodhya/ Srinagar, March 24 (ANI): Devout Hindus in different parts of the country offered prayers in the temples on the occasion of Ram Navami, the birth anniversary of Lord Rama, on Wednesday ... Read more...

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Hindus celebrate ‘Ram Navami’


March 24th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Ayodhya/New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Hindu devotees celebrate the festival of Ram Navami, the birth anniversary of Lord Rama on Wednesday.The festival marks the end of the nine-day long fasting and Navaratri ... Read more...

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Women throng Kerala’s Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple for Makam Thozhal festival


March 2nd, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelKochi, March 2 (ANI): "Makam Thozhal"at the Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple in Kerala's Kochi city is a unique festival in which only women devotees are allowed to enter through the main ... Read more...

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55 lakh people visited Maha Kumbh mela on Mahashivratri


February 12th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar, Feb 12 (IANS) Nearly 55 lakh pilgrims, including saints of various sects, and tourists participated in the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela Friday on the occasion of Mahashivratri, mela authorities said. Anand Vardhan, ... Read more...

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Sea of pilgrims at Maha Kumbh for Mahashivratri bath


February 12th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Haridwar, Feb 12 (IANS) Braving the dark of the pre-dawn hours, the chill in the air and the ice cold water of the Ganga, thousands of devotees ecstatically shouting "Bom ... Read more...

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Seers, saints educate slum kids during Kumbh Mela in Haridwar


February 4th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashish GoelHaridwar, Feb.4 (ANI): Even as the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar is witnessing arrival of tens of thousands of devotees from across the country on a daily basis, a ... Read more...

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Sadhus take out procession ahead of holy dip in Haridwar


January 31st, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, jan 31 (ANI): Thousands of sadhus on Saturday took part in a procession ahead of the Shahi Snan (holy dip) in River Ganges, on the occasion of 'Magh Purnima' during the ... Read more...

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Devotees take holy dip in river Ganges on Magh Purnima


January 30th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, Jan 30 (ANI): Around hundreds of devotees took a holy dip in river Ganges at Haridwar today on the occasion of 'Magh Purnima', the full moon of the Hindu month of ... Read more...

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Big Maha Kumbh bathing day draws thousands


January 30th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Haridwar, Jan 30 (IANS) The banks of the Ganga here reverberated with chants of "Har Har Gange", "Jai Jai Gange" as a sea of pilgrims took a holy dip on Magh Purnima ... Read more...

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Assam, Tripura celebrate Bihu festival


January 26th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati / Agartala, Jan 26 (ANI): It's festival time in India as the sun starts its northward journey, marking the beginning of the end of winter and the coming of spring.This is ... Read more...

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Thousands bathe in sea on Magha Saptami


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) More than 300,000 people took a holy dip in the sea near Konark temple in Orissa's Puri district on the occasion of Magha Saptami early Friday, braving the ... Read more...

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Agra celebrates Basant Panchami in myriad ways


January 20th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 20 (IANS) The city of the Taj basked in shades of yellow as bright sunshine greeted people on Basant Panchami, perking up the festive mood here. The occasion that marks the ... Read more...

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Devotees take holy deep in Ganges on Basant Panchami in Haridwar


January 20th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, Jan 20 (ANI): Braving the early morning winter chill, devouts took a holy dip in River Ganges at Haridwar on the occasion of Basant Panchami as part of the Kumbh Mela ... Read more...

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Poori, peda and soul food at Mahakumbh


January 19th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Jan 19 (IANS) For centuries the spiritual soup for the millions crowding the banks of the Ganga river for Mahakumh Mela has remained unchanged - poori, sukhi ... Read more...

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2010 Mahakumbh a bigger draw than earlier fairs (With Images)


January 18th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Haridwar, Jan 18 (IANS) The 2010 Mahakumbh Mela has been a huge pilgrim draw with five million people visiting the holy cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar in the first two ... Read more...

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Of Ganga Maiya, the river that washes away all sins (Letter from Haridwar)


January 18th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Haridwar, Jan 18 (IANS) The early morning mist covers the Ganga river as it flows past the temple town of Haridwar like a gossamer drape, untouched by the sun. At ... Read more...

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Pilgrims converge in Gaya to conduct ‘Pind Daan’ despite severe cold


January 15th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Gaya, Jan 15 (ANI): Thousands of Hindus are visiting Gaya to conduct 'Pind Daan', a ritual performed for the salvation of ancestors' souls, and taking a holy dip in the Falgu river ... Read more...

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Millions take holy dip in Ganges during solar eclipse


January 15th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi/Allahabad, Jan 15 (ANI): Thousands of Hindus took a dip in the River Ganges during the solar eclipse on Friday to ward off the "evil effects" of the celestial phenomenon.In Varanasi, ... Read more...

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Sky gazers gather in Shimla to see solar eclipse


January 15th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) A large number of skygazers gathered in this Himachal Pradesh capital Friday for a glimpse of the rare celestial spectacle - the annular solar eclipse, officials said. Kamraj ... Read more...

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Haridwar temples to close their doors during solar eclipse


January 15th, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Jan 15 (IANS) The temples of Ganga Maiya, Lord Shiva and Lakshmi-Narayan at Har-ki-Pauri in this Uttarakhand town, which is hosting the three-month Mahakumbh Mela Jan 14-April 28, will remain ... Read more...

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It’s faith divine at Mahakumbh: millions take dip (Second Lead)


January 14th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Jan 14 (IANS) It was a sight for the gods to behold. Amid Vedic chants and temple bell chimes, wave upon wave of pilgrims tumbled into the freezing ... Read more...

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A dip into peace, contentment, say bathers at Mahakumbh


January 14th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Jan 14 (IANS) Deep, unquestionable faith. That's what millions of bathers at the first ritual bath of the Mahakumbh Mela in Haridwar shared as they carried forward ... Read more...

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