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Janmashtami celebrations: Prayers, fasts, fervour grips Delhi


August 10th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Queues of devotees outside temples, little children dressed up as Krishna with flutes in hand and a peacock feather stuck on the headbands, elaborate tableaux ... Read more...

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One electrocuted to death in Rajasthan


July 31st, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 31 (IANS) A 19-year old youth was electrocuted to death while his uncle sustained severe burns when they were trying to get illegal electricity supply for a temple ... Read more...

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Perform pooja for rains: Karnataka government to temples


July 20th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) The new BJP government in Karnataka headed by Jagadish Shettar was Friday caught in a row over advising temples across the state to perform special ... Read more...

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Action sought against Jagan over Tirupati row, YSR party hits back (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) A day after YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's visit to Tirumala temple kicked up a row, leaders of Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress and opposition ... Read more...

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Court bans devotees’ entry to Kalighat ‘garbha griha’


April 20th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday banned the entry of devotees to the 'Garbha Griha' (sanctum sanctorum) of Kalighat Kali Temple, saying the large number of visits ... Read more...

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Mumbai businessman offers silver throne for Shirdi Saibaba (With Image)


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shirdi (Maharashtra), March 23 (IANS) On the occasion of Gudi Padva, the Maharashtrian New Year, a Mumbai businessman offered a donation of a 40-kg silver throne for Saibaba here Friday.According ... Read more...

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Now a bizarre temple tradition trips Karnataka government (Karnataka Newsletter)


December 9th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, already battling corruption scandals and dissidence, is now caught in a delicate balancing act over a bizarre ... Read more...

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Renovation work at Jagannath temple on hold


December 7th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 (IANS) Crucial renovation work at the 12th century Jagannath temple complex in Puri, Odisha is likely to be delayed by a week due to a stalemate between ... Read more...

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Tirupati temple to decide on Janardhana Reddy’s offering


September 9th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 9 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) will decide next week on whether to reject the Rs.45 crore diamond-studded crown offered to Sri Venkateshwara temple by former Karnataka ... 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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Tirumala temple shut for lunar eclipse


June 16th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) India's most famous Tirumala temple and all other major temples in Andhra Pradesh were closed early in view of the century's longest lunar eclipse Wednesday night.Sri ... Read more...

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Beachwear violates temple sanctity, say Goa shrines (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) Beachwear and temples don't get along. Not even in the top sun and sand destination of Goa where at least two shrines have said such clothing ... Read more...

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When in Goa temples, keep off beachwear


June 7th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) Beachwear and temples don't get along in Goa. Never mind if it's a top sun and sand holiday destination.The 450-year-old Mahalsa Narayani Temple has banned the ... Read more...

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Nepal Christians demand burial grounds


March 24th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar.24 (ANI): Hundreds of minority Christians in Nepal have asked the government to provide them with designated burial grounds.Christians complain that are only handful of places where they can bury their ... Read more...

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Tirupati temple proposes breeding of civet for musk


March 10th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) To meet the demand for musk at Sri Venkateswara temple -- India's richest temple -- in Tirupati, the temple administration has proposed to sponsor breeding ... Read more...

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Kushinagar monks complain about poor maintenance of old Buddha statue


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kushinagar , Mar 3 (ANI): Buddhist monks and pilgrims in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, have complained about the poor maintenance of the famous Mahaparinirvana Buddha idol.Several parts of the statue have cracks, ... Read more...

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Security tightened in Bodhgaya following looming Maoist threat


January 19th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bodhgaya, Jan 19 (ANI): Concerned at the looming Maoist threat in the region, authorities beefed up security around a revered Buddhist temple in Bihar's Bodhgaya town.Hundreds of security officials, armed with latest ... Read more...

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Gold made ‘Kalash’ atop Kamakhya temple grasps devotees’ attention


December 18th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, Dec.18 (ANI): A 2.5 crores gold made 'Kalash' placed atop the dome of famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati as an offering, has grasped the attention of the devotees."I ... Read more...

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Mayawati flays ‘anti-Dalit’ temple ritual in Karnataka


December 12th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has slammed an age-old temple ritual in Karnataka where people, the majority of them Dalits, roll ... Read more...

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Karnataka temple’s weird ritual draws protests


December 12th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 12 (IANS) A bizarre tradition of people rolling over plantain leaves with leftovers of meals eaten by Brahmins at a Karnataka temple to cure themselves of skin ailments is ... Read more...

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Rajinikanth: The Man With A Golden Heart!


November 19th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
And this was not the end of his charity services during the festival season. Rajinikanth is an ardent follower of God and thus decided to donate a couple of gopuram models ... Read more...

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Hindus chant to Muslim beats in Himachal temples


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 3 (IANS) As the priest begins to chant the sacred mantras for the daily religious ritual, a group of Muslim musicians quietly joins in, playing the traditional drums, ... Read more...

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Guruvayur temple saw 198 weddings in a single day (Feature With Image)


September 21st, 2010 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Guruvayur (Kerala), Sep 21 (IANS) The imposing facade of the ancient shrine in Kerala that rises like a timeless edifice in the early morning mist is rooted in the legends ... Read more...

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Himachal temples allowed to sell gold, silver


April 13th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Tuesday allowed state-administered temples to sell part of the gold and silver they received as donations from devotees. The relevant bill, the Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Devotees celebrate ‘Navratre’ in Jammu and Kashmir


March 19th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by ANI
Samba (Jammu and Kashmir), Mar 19(ANI): Devotees thronged the temple of goddess 'Chichi' in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba city, to offer prayers during the ongoing nine-day-long festival of 'Navratre' on Thursday.Hindu ... Read more...

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Thousands throng Lingaraj temple on Mahashivratri


February 12th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 12 (IANS) Thousands of devotees observed a fast and stood in snaking queues early Friday to offer prayers at the famed Lingaraj temple here on the occasion of Mahashivaratri. They thronged ... Read more...

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Malay Indian authorities agree to move temple in Bangsar


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, jan.23 (ANI): Malay Indian temple authorities and a developer Friday reached an agreement to relocate the 80-year-old Sri Sakti Nageswari Amman temple in Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum, Bangsar here, to ... Read more...

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Temple elephant runs amok in Tirumala


January 3rd, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 3 (ANI): A six-year old elephant Avanija, of Lord Venkareshwara temple at Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh, ran amok creating panic among the huge gathering of devotees on Saturday ... Read more...

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Vaiko condemns special treatment for Lankan president at Tirupati


January 1st, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 1 (ANI): The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) founder, V Gopalswamy (Vaiko), condemned the Union Government for inviting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and giving a preferential treatment to him ... Read more...

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Hindu priest stripped and shamed by Malaysian temple authorities for seeking pay-raise


December 19th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 19 (ANI): A Hindu priest was attacked, stripped and shamed in a Malaysian temple for asking for a raise in his salary.In his police complaint, M. Kanagarajan, 27, alleged ... Read more...

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Bizarre baby-tossing ritual at Karnataka temple to be banned: official


December 4th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 4 (IANS) A 100-year-old ritual practised in a Karnataka temple of tossing babies from the temple roof to honour a vow taken by the parents has prompted the authorities to ... Read more...

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Tales of inhuman cruelty dog world’s largest killing fair


November 26th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Tales of immense cruelty and imperviousness to suffering began to surface Thursday after the ritual slaughter of thousands of animals and birds at the world's largest ... Read more...

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Indian leads blood bath at Nepal’s sacrifice fair


November 24th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 24 (IANS) A prosperous farmer from India's Bihar state led the bloodbath at Nepal's largest animal sacrificial fair Tuesday, ignoring calls for non-violence from animal lovers worldwide including ... Read more...

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Indian among four dead at Nepal’s controversial fair


November 21st, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 21 (IANS) The most controversial religious fair in Nepal's Terai plains, where thousands of birds and beasts are doomed to be slaughtered next week, has fallen into more disrepute with ... Read more...

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Sabarimala pilgrimage begins Monday, 40 mn devotees expected


November 14th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 14 (IANS) Sabarimala, Kerala's famed temple, opens its doors Monday for the annual two-month pilgrimage that is expected to see over 40 million devotees visiting the hilltop shrine this year. ... Read more...

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