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Palanquin bearers to ferry patients in Himachal


August 16th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 16 (IANS) Once the mode of transport for royalty and women in purdah nearly a century ago, the palanquin will be resurrected to ferry patients from remote ... Read more...

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Over five million pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi till June


July 4th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) Over five million pilgrims from across the country paid visit to the famous Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu in the first six months ... Read more...

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Heavy rush of pilgrims to Vaishno Devi shrine


May 15th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 15 (IANS) With about 35,000 devotees each day in this holiday season, authorities have been forced to regulate entry to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Jammu.According to ... 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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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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West Bengal celebrates Holi with traditional fervour


March 19th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The festival of colours Holi or Dol Yatra, as it is called in the state, was celebrated with traditional fervour with songs and dances in West ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra ends in J-K


August 24th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Aug 24 (ANI): The nearly two-month long annual Amarnath Yatra concluded on Tuesday with over four lakh fifty-six thousand devotees paying obeisance at the cave shrine of Lord Shiva.No untoward incident ... Read more...

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Pandharpur pilgrimage to be promoted as tourist attraction


June 24th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pune/Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) As part of the golden jubilee of the formation of the state, Maharashtra will carry out a special promotion for the Pandharpur Padayatra (pilgrimage by foot), which ... Read more...

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Geelani wants reduction in duration of Amarnath yatra


June 19th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, June 19 (ANI): Leader of the hardline faction of the All Party Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani has demanded a reduction in the duration of the annual pilgrimage to Amarnath ... Read more...

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Orissa devotees celebrate ‘Chandan Yatra’


June 4th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
Puri (Orissa), June 4 (ANI): Scores of devotees are converging in the holy city of Puri to celebrate the 42 day-long festival of 'Chandan Yatra'.The festival that marks the end of a ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Dol Yatra


February 28th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal Sunday celebrated the festival of colours, Holi, or Dol Yatra as it is called in the state, with songs, dances and sweets. This is a festival of ... Read more...

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Warring deities not invited to Kullu Dussehra


September 25th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 25 (IANS) Organisers of the centuries-old Kullu Dussehra are breaking a tradition to bring peace to the celebrations. Fed up with the bickering between followers of ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Holi


March 11th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) West Bengal Wednesday celebrated Holi, or Dol Jatra as it is called in the state, with colour, songs and prayers. Thousands of people from within the country and abroad ... Read more...

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Week-long Kullu Dussehra celebrations begin in Himachal Pradesh


October 9th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 9 (IANS) The week-long Kullu Dussehra which is one of the biggest traditional, religious and cultural festivals of the country began in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu town Thursday.Kullu Dussehra ... Read more...

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Muslims celebrate Holi with Hindus in Orissa


March 22nd, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) Setting a fine example of communal harmony, Muslims in an Orissa village celebrated Holi with the same enthusiasm as the Hindus who in turn took their deities to ... Read more...

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