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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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Hindu devotees perform ‘pinda daan’ despite cold


January 12th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gaya, Jan 12 (IANS) Ignoring the biting cold sweeping Bihar, hundreds of Hindu devotees have come to this holy town to perform the 'pinda daan' ritual to ensure salvation for the souls ... Read more...

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Search for clan chief highlights Scotland’s strong historical bond with India


October 26th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, October 26 (ANI): Search is underway in Scotland for a long-lost line of Glencoe clan chieftains, who stem from an illicit love affair that produced a noble family of Macdonalds who ... Read more...

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‘Royal blood disorder’ that afflicted Queen Victoria’s family line identified


October 9th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): The identity of the "cursed blood" disorder that troubled the British Royal Family in the 19th and early 20th centuries has been revealed.DNA analysis show that the ... Read more...

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Over 500,000 pray to ancestors in Gaya


September 17th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 17 (IANS) Over 500,000 Hindu devotees have come to Bihar's Gaya town to perform the 'pinda daan' ritual for ancestors, officials said Thursday. "Till date more than five lakh devotees ... Read more...

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Japanese woman performs ‘pinda daan’ at Gaya


September 11th, 2009 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Gaya (Bihar), Sep 11 (IANS) She isn't Hindu, not even Indian. But there she was, a Japanese woman, performing the 'pinda daan' ritual for ancestors, like thousands of Indians who ... Read more...

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Over 200,000 devotees pray for ancestors in Gaya


September 9th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 9 (IANS) Over 200,000 Hindu devotees have come to Bihar's Gaya town to perform the 'pinda daan', a religious service for ancestors, in the first six days of the auspicious ... Read more...

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Praying for ancestors’ salvation, Hindus head for Gaya


September 4th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Gaya, Sep 4 (IANS) The Hindu holy town of Gaya in Bihar is set to attract up to 400,000 devotees who are coming here to perform the pinda daan, a religious service ... Read more...

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Bihar scraps online prayer for ancestors


August 7th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 7 (IANS) The Bihar government has decided to cancel its plan for an online facility for Hindus to offer "pind daan", a religious service seeking salvation for the dead ... Read more...

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‘Pinda daan’ online? Never, say Hindu priests in Gaya


July 3rd, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Gaya (Bihar), July 3 (IANS) Priests in this Hindu holy town, where thousands of Indians go every year to perform the last rites of their ancestors - called 'pinda ... Read more...

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In Bihar, Hindu period to pray for dead begins


September 15th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gaya, Sep 15 (IANS) The fortnight-long Pitrapaksh period during which Hindus consider it auspicious to offer 'pindadan', or religious service seeking salvation for the dead from the cycle of rebirth, began in ... Read more...

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