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Single largest gathering of women at Kerala festival


March 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 7 (IANS) It's been an all-women's affair in this Kerala capital since the wee hours of Wednesday for the "Attukal Pongala" festival when boiled rice in earthern pots ... Read more...

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400,000 take holy dip as Gangasagar Fair ends


January 15th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 15 (IANS) Around 400,000 devotees from across the country took a holy dip in the Ganga, braving the icy cold water and chilly winds ... Read more...

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Three lakh take holy dip at Gangasagar, cold kills two (Second Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 14 (IANS) With the mercury dipping below normal, two devotees died while 146 others were taken ill Saturday at the annual Gangasagar fair here ... Read more...

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Over two lakh devotees assemble for Gangasagar fair


January 14th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 14 (IANS) Tens of thousands of devotees have assembled at the Sagar Island in West Bengal to take a dip in the Ganga where ... Read more...

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Waste, ecology and art - expression beyond mindless frill


September 21st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Piling heaps of waste and concern for a clean environment have given birth to a strange synergy between natural landscape, ecology, waste and art. Young ... Read more...

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To pull tourists, Himachal books its legends (IANS Books)(With Image)


August 24th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) The seat of deity Kotlu Devta is trusted by locals for disposing of domestic, social and criminal disputes. They believe the complainant just has to hammer ... Read more...

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Nevada Assembly in USA opened with Hindu prayer


April 26th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 26 (ANI): Nevada Assembly reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures in Carson City, USA, on Monday.Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered invocation from Sanskrit scriptures before ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Attukala Pongala festival sees 3.5 mn women


February 19th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Over 3.5 million women, dressed in brand new clothes and carrying cooking implements, Saturday assembled at this Kerala capital to prepare the offering as part of the famed ... Read more...

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Nevada Senate in USA opens with Gayatri Mantra


February 16th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 16 (ANI): Nevada State Senate reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures in Carson City (USA) on February 14.Notable Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered invocation from Sanskrit scriptures ... Read more...

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Sparks City Council in Nevada opened with Hindu shlokas


January 25th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 25 (ANI): City Council of Sparks, one of the fastest growing cities of Nevada (USA), started day's business with Sanskrit verses from Rig-Veda, Upanishads, and Bhagavad-Gita on January 24.Distinguished ... Read more...

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Las Vegas City Council in USA opened with Hindu mantras


January 20th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 20 (ANI): City Council of Las Vegas (USA), world's entertainment capital, reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures on January 19.Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered invocation from ... Read more...

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China wows world with breathtaking Asian Games opening (Intro Roundup)


November 12th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 12 (IANS) Water from the sacred rivers of all the particpating 45 nations was poured into a basin-like structure created by laser rays during the breathtaking opening ceremony to unfurl ... Read more...

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“International Day of Peace” celebrations in Nevada opened with “Gayatri mantra”


September 20th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sep 20 (ANI): Eminent religious statesman Rajan Zed opened the "International Day of Peace" celebrations in Reno (Nevada, USA) with "Gayatri mantra", the most sacred mantra in Hinduism, on September ... Read more...

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Visalia City Council in California has its first Hindu prayer


August 4th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 4 (ANI): City Council of Visalia (California, USA), one of the fastest growing cities of California, reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures on August two, reportedly for ... Read more...

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Vacaville City Council in California has its first Hindu prayer


July 28th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), July 28 (ANI): City Council of Vacaville (California, USA), one of the fastest growing areas of the nation, reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures on July 27, reportedly ... Read more...

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Court remarks upset Kerala temple officials


July 25th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) Officials of the famed Attukal Bhagavathy temple here have expressed concern over a reference made by the Kerala High Court last week during a hearing on the government's ... Read more...

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City of Phoenix appreciates Zed’s Hindu prayer


July 21st, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada, July 21 (ANI): City of Phoenix, fifth most populated city of USA, has appreciated acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed's invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures opening the City Council meeting on July ... Read more...

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Gayatri and other mantras opened Sparks City Council in Nevada


July 13th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), July 13 (ANI): City Council of Sparks, one of the fastest growing cities of Nevada (USA), started day's business with Sanskrit verses from Rig-Veda, Upanishads, and Bhagavad-Gita on July 12.Acclaimed ... Read more...

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Global entertainment capital Clark County opened its meet with first Hindu mantras


July 9th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), July 9 (ANI): Board of County Commissioners of Clark County (Nevada, USA), home to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures on July six ... Read more...

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Monk arrested of filming naked women came to dip in holy water


June 30th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): A mucky Buddhist monk has been arrested for filming women who stripped off to wash in holy water at a temple in Cambodia.Net Khai, 37, is facing imprisonment ... Read more...

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Historic Hindu prayer opened Boulder City Council in Nevada for first time


June 27th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), June 27 (ANI): City Council of Boulder City (Nevada, USA), known as "Home of Hoover Dam", opened with Hindu prayers reportedly for the first time on June 22 evening.Hindu leader ... Read more...

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Boise City Council had its first Hindu invocation


June 10th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), June 10 (ANI): City Council of Boise, one of America's top places to live, opened its official meeting with Hindu mantras on June eight, reportedly for the first time since ... Read more...

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City Council of Nevada’s major city Henderson opens with historical first Hindu prayer


May 19th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), May 19 (ANI): City Council of Henderson, second largest city in Nevada (USA), reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures on May 18 reportedly for the first time since ... Read more...

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Yuba City Council in California had its first Hindu prayer


May 5th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), May 5 (ANI): City Council of Yuba City, known as "Prune Capital of the World", reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures on May four, which was reportedly its ... Read more...

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Hindu mantras & Jewish prayers opened Nevada Earth Day Celebrations


April 26th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 26 (ANI): Nevada Earth Day 2010 celebrations opened with prayers from ancient Sanskrit and Hebrew scriptures.Starting with Shanti Mantra in Sanskrit, acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed read "Prithvi Sukta" ... Read more...

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Hindu prayer opened Alaska Senate for first time


April 12th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 12 (ANI): Both Alaska State Senate and House of Representatives in Juneau started day's work with Hindu prayers on April nine.Rajan Zed, Hindu leader, read the opening prayers from ... Read more...

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Over three million women gather for Pongala festival (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) Braving the rising mercury and smoke rising from their earthen kilns, more than three million women devotees cooked rice and jaggery as offering for the presiding deity of ... Read more...

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Over three million women gather for Pongala festival (Lead)


February 28th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) More than three million women devotees lit earthen kilns to cook rice and jaggery as offering for the presiding deity of Attukal Bhagavathi temple here Sunday on the ... Read more...

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‘Women’s Sabarimala’ Pongala festival begins


February 28th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) More than three million women devotees patiently stood in lines, stretching up to main roads of the city, to pay obeisance at the Attukal Bhagavathi temple here on ... Read more...

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A sea of devotees for a holy dip in Ganges to mark ‘Makar Sankranti’


January 14th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Virender Pathak / Girish Kr. DubeyAllahabad/Varanasi, Jan.14 (ANI): Hundreds of thousands of devotees took holy dip in the sacred water of River Ganges on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti', one of ... Read more...

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Villagers perform last rites of favourite monkey


October 30th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dabtori, Oct 30 (IANS) They considered him one of their own, and when 'Chhotu', a monkey, died the residents of an Uttar Pradesh village gave him a funeral according to vedic traditions. Residents ... Read more...

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Research team all set to explore sacred Maya pools of Belize


September 14th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): A team of expert divers, a geochemist and an archaeologist is all set to become the first to explore the sacred pools of the southern Maya lowlands ... Read more...

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Lord Shiva devotees carrying 54-feet long Kanwar draw people in Patna


July 15th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay KumarPatna, July 15 (ANI): A group of Kanwarias or, the devotees of Lord Shiva, are drawing wide public attention for carrying a 54-feet long Kanwar or, a wooden carrier fitted ... Read more...

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