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In Sabarimala, a season of crowds, snakes and pickpockets


January 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala, Jan 9 (IANS) Last year, this place suffered a terrible tragedy when 102 people died in a stampede. But pilgrims are still thronging the Sabarimala temple, the revered Hindu ... Read more...

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Travelator to make Shirdi Sai Baba temple visit hassle-free


November 9th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Shirdi (Maharashtra), Nov 9 (IANS) For the first time in India, the famous Sai Baba temple in Shirdi is planning to install travelators, or moving walkways like the ones at ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to attend prayers for peace in Tibet


October 17th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will participate in prayers here to express solidarity with the people of Tibet and for peace there, an official said ... Read more...

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Tibetans root for prime minister-elect


August 7th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 7 (IANS) Cyberspace was Sunday abuzz with best wishes of Tibetans from around the world for their prime minister-elect Lobsang Sangay, who will assume office Monday.The Kalon Tripa ... Read more...

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Tibetans thrilled over new prime minister


August 7th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 7 (IANS) With Tibetan prime minister-elect Lobsang Sangay all set to take his oath of office Monday, Tibetans settled across the globe are excited about their new political ... Read more...

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Tibetan prime minister-elect receives wishes from US


August 7th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 7 (IANS) US senators greeted the Tibetan prime minister-elect Lobsang Sangay on the eve of his oath taking ceremony, according to the website of the Central Tibetan Administration ... Read more...

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It’s China’s 8.8.8. versus 9.9.9 of Tibetan exiles


August 6th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 6 (IANS) Three years after China's 8.8.8. (Aug 8, 2008) phenomena to ensure the success of Beijing Olympics, the Tibetan government-in-exile has formulated a different numerical tool ... Read more...

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Faulty metal detectors guard Kerala temple treasure


July 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The four metal detectors placed at the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple - estimated to house treasure valued at Rs.1 lakh crore - are faulty, police said ... Read more...

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Millions throng Goverdhan for annual pilgrimage


July 15th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Goverdhan (Uttar Pradesh), July 15 (IANS) A staggering 70 lakh pilgrims have converged on this Uttar Pradesh town around the Goverdhan hill, which, mythology has it, Lord Krishna lifted on ... Read more...

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Exiles celebrate Dalai Lama’s birthday (Lead)


July 6th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Tibetans living in exile in this Himachal Pradesh town celebrated the 76th birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday.The Nobel Peace Prize winner, ... Read more...

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Tight security as Kerala temple’s treasure trove opened


July 1st, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) Heavy security was in place at the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple here as a seven-member Supreme Court-appointed team Friday went about opening and taking an inventory of ... Read more...

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Stock-taking at Kerala’s famed temple chambers


June 27th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) A seven-member Supreme Court-appointed team Monday began taking stock of the contents of four of the six chambers of the famed Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple situated in ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama hands a democracy prescription to China


March 10th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), March 10 (IANS) After having dissuaded exiled Tibetans from taking any harsh stand or action against China, Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Thursday took Beijing and ... Read more...

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Pilgrim city Dwarka awaits Modi’s blessings


March 10th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Dwarka (Gujarat), March 10 (IANS) Though it lies in a state that is witnessing rapid infrastructural development, this ancient Gujarat city where Lord Krishna is believed to have lived ... Read more...

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Cambodia appeals Hindus for help to safeguard landmark Preah Vihear Shiva temple


March 5th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), March 05 (ANI): Cambodia has sought the help of the Hindus worldwide to help safeguard the landmark Preah Vihear Shiva temple, which was reportedly damaged recently due to Thai-Cambodia border ... Read more...

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Yet another theft in Maharashtra’s village without locks


February 6th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Feb 5 (IANS) Known for its homes and shops with no doors or locks, the temple village of Shani-Shingnapur in this Maharashtra's district Saturday reported yet another theft early Saturday, ... Read more...

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Nepal court comes to Pashupatinath’s aid


January 31st, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) Nepal's apex court Monday came to the aid of one of the nation's oldest and holiest Hindu temples, asking the government not to tamper with the ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama is Lord Buddha of this era: Dhumal


December 9th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala, Dec 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday called Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama the greatest living monk and the Lord Buddha of the present ... Read more...

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Rajnikanth’s fans seeking divine help for Enthiran’s success


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 22 (ANI): Fans of superstar Rajnikanth are praying to make his upcoming Tamil film Enthiran, a huge success.The multi-million dollar movie started its world promotion in Malaysia on ... Read more...

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Noted sand sculptor creates replica of Jagannath chariot festival in Puri


July 13th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
Puri (Orissa), July 13 (ANI): Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik toiled hard to create eye-catching sculpture of the Jagannath 'Rath Yatra'.Pattnaik created a five-feet-high sand sculpture using coloured sand, which included Lord ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama expresses grief for China’s quake victims


April 14th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 14 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday said he was "deeply saddened" by the loss of life in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck China's Qinghai province, leaving about ... Read more...

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Packed with pilgrims, Lord Krishna’s land dances to Holi


March 1st, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), March 1 (IANS) A cloudy morning failed to deter Holi revellers who were out in full force in Goverdhan, Barsana, Mathura, Vrindavan and other pilgrim destinations associated ... Read more...

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Police search Gujarat town for escaped terrorists


January 5th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 4 (IANS) Gujarat police have begun search operations in the temple town of Dakor in Kaira district following reports that the three Pakistani terrorists who escaped from Delhi Police last ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find ancient shrine at Indonesian site


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, December 23 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has found an ancient shrine at a site discovered at the Indonesian Islamic University (UII) in Yogyakarta.Budhy Sancoyo, the leader of the excavation team ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama returns from US, Canada tour


October 13th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has returned to his official residence in this north Indian hill town after a three-week visit to the US and Canada, an ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover 2000-year-old synagogue in Israel


September 12th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered one of the world's oldest synagogues in Northern Israel, dating back to some 2000 years from 50BC to 100 AD.According to a report by the ... Read more...

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Dwarkadheesh Temple decks up to celebrate Janamashtami


August 12th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Dwarka (Gujarat), Aug.12 (ANI): The Dwarkadheesh Temple in Gujarat has begun preparations to celebrate Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.The temple has been decorated with flowers, cut outs and lights for ... Read more...

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Employees allege corruption in running of temple affairs


July 11th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 (IANS) Employees of the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in the Kerala capital have alleged corruption in the running of the temple and demanded the state government appoint a committee ... Read more...

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Brisk business anticipated ahead of Puri Jagannath Yatra


June 23rd, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirPuri, June 23 (ANI): Ahead of the world famous Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra or, chariot festival, which witnesses convergence of innumerous devotees from all around, local shopkeepers here anticipate a ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi archaeologists discover clay seal with ancient inscriptions


April 19th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Apr. 19 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a part of a clay seal with ancient inscriptions at Paharpur Buddhist Monastery site in the northern district of Naogaon.The five-member team also found some ... Read more...

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Nine-year-old enthroned as reincarnation of Buddhist monk


April 6th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 6 (IANS) Tulku Tsenyi Khentrul Tenzin Tseten Rinpoche, a nine-year-old boy, was Monday enthroned as the reincarnation of Geshe Lobsang Gyatso, the founder of the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics (IBD). The ... Read more...

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Tibetan exiles participate in special prayer in Dharamsala


March 11th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Mar 11 (ANI): Hundreds of Tibetans, including monks, nuns and officials of the Tibetan Government-in-exile, on Wednesday attended an annual special prayer ceremony that marked the 16 th day of ... Read more...

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‘Free Tibet’, they chant as Dalai Lama holds out hope (Roundup)


March 10th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala/New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Yearning to return to their lost homeland - 'the Roof of the World' - thousands of Tibetans who live in exile across India Tuesday marked 50 years ... Read more...

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Hope for quick resolution of Tibetan issue: Dalai Lama (Lead)


March 10th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Dharamsala, March 10 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Tuesday there were reasons to hope for a quick resolution of the Tibetan issue and that he had "full ... Read more...

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Leaving Tibet in 1959 was the right decision: Dalai Lama


March 10th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Dharamsala, March 10 (IANS) Having lived in exile for half a century with thousands of his Tibetan followers, Tibetan spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tuesday said leaving Tibet in ... Read more...

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