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Senior Kerala cop suspended for filing case against women devotees


March 12th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 12 (IANS) A senior Kerala police officer was suspended Monday for filing a case against more than 11,000 women for squatting on the road and cooking as part ... Read more...

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Cleaning drive begins near Sabarimala temple


November 7th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala (Kerala), Nov 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday oversaw a massive cleaning operation at the foothills of the famed Hindu temple in Sabarimala.Close to 6,000 volunteers, ... Read more...

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A temple with history, legends and treasures


July 10th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The idol of Lord Vishnu, presiding deity at Kerala's Padmanabhaswami temple, where mind-boggling treasures have been discovered, is itself made of 12,000 'salagramams' or sacred ... Read more...

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All set for Kerala’s iconic Thrissur Pooram


May 10th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Thrissur, May 10 (IANS) Described as the "cultural capital" of Kerala, Thrissur is all set to host Thursday the annual "Thrissur Pooram" - the state's temple festival that attracts tens ... Read more...

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Kerala to webcast temple festival


March 16th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala) March 16 (IANS) Billed as the first of its kind initiative, Kerala's tourism department will webcast the last two days of the seven-day 'Arattupuzha Pooram', a mass celebration ... Read more...

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Devotees practice body piercing during Kerala festival


March 12th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Mar. Devotees in Kerala's Pathanamthitta District offered prayers on Saturday by piercing their bodies with sharp hooks. They also rolled over bamboo thorns as part of tradition.At the Ezhamkulam Temple, ... Read more...

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Devotees celebrate ‘Pooram’ in Tripunithura


December 8th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelTripunithura (Kerala), Dec.8 (ANI): Scores of devotees thronged Tripunithura town in Kerala to celebrate 'Pooram', a temple festival.As part of the 'Pooram', elephants carry the idols of different temple deities ... Read more...

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Milk oblations, dancing, singing - ‘Endhiran’ fever catches Chennai


October 1st, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Oct 1 (IANS) It was nothing short of a carnival. Rajnikanth fans were waiting for this moment for almost three years after the release of his "Sivaji: The Boss" in 2007. ... Read more...

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Even as office boy, I stayed close to cinema: Award winner Pandiraj (Interview)


September 27th, 2010 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
By Arvindan DI Chennai, Sep 27 (IANS) Director Pandiraj, the son of farmer parents, couldn't pursue graduation for want of money and did odd jobs to support himself. But the Tamil director, whose ... Read more...

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Muslims greet Kashmir’s Hindus at temple festival


June 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) Thousands of Kashmiri Hindus from across the country Saturday thronged the Khirbhawani temple in north Kashmir's Ganderbal district for an annual festival. Local Muslims greeted them with sweets ... Read more...

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Hundreds of thousands converge as ‘Thrissur Pooram’ begins in Kerala


April 24th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by ANI
Thrissur (Kerala), April 24 (ANI): Hundreds of thousands of devotees and tourists participated in the colourful temple festival, 'Thrissur Pooram' which commenced here on Saturday.Dedicated to Lord Shiva, 'Thrissur Pooram' the biggest ... Read more...

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Rumours float of Britney Spears visiting Kerala


December 30th, 2009 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Dec 29 (IANS) The popular tourist destinations of Kottayam and Alappuzha in Kerala were Tuesday evening agog with rumours that popular US singer Britney Spears was arriving on a ... Read more...

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Transgenders and Shankaracharya come together on canvas (With Images)


November 18th, 2009 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) South Asian theatre, traditional Kathakali dance, a festival of transgenders and Adi Shankaracharya's text "Saundariya Lehri" (Waves of Beauty) fuse in Chennai-based artist George Kuruvilla's works, now ... Read more...

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Thousands participate in Dussera festivities at Tirumala temple


September 27th, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
By M.Gopal ReddyTirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Sep.27 (ANI): The famed Venkateshwara Temple atop the Tirumala hills in Tirupati city of Andhra Pradesh hail the Dussera festival with a colourful annual "Brahmotsavam" procession of ... Read more...

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‘Azhagar Malai’ right mix of comedy, action, romance (Tamil Film Review)


August 8th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Aravindan D.I. Film: "Azhagar Malai"; Director: S.P. Raajakumar; Cast: RK, Napoleon, Bhanu, Lal, Vadivelu; Music: Ilayaraja; Ratings: ** 1/2Humour seems to be the safe bet in Tamil cinema right now -- when ... Read more...

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Kerala readies for grand Thrissur Pooram festival


May 1st, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), May 1 (IANS) The final arrangements for the Thrissur Pooram, the most colourful temple festival of Kerala, were in full swing here Friday with police tightening security and artistes practising ... Read more...

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Fun and festivity adds to the celebration on “Burey Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum”


April 28th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Monday-Friday at 7.30 pm only on Star PlusThe producer, director and actor JD Majhetia's latest fiction serial on star plus 'Burey Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum' reflects a slice of everyday ... Read more...

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Caparisoned elephants steel the show at Kerala’s temple festival


April 5th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelPalakkad (Kerala), April 5 (ANI): Nenmara Vallangi Vela, is one of the grandest temple festivals of Kerala, which also described as being second only to the famous annual temple festival ... Read more...

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Five killed in Kerala cracker factory blasts


February 26th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Trissur (Kerala), Feb 26 (IANS) Five workers, including a woman, were killed and an equal number seriously injured when a fire triggered blasts at two cracker manufacturing units in Kerala Thursday evening, ... Read more...

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Elephant kills one, injures 19 at Kochi’’s Ernakulam Shiva Temple


February 6th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelKochi (Kerala), Feb.6 (ANI): At least one woman was killed and 19 others injured when one of the seven elephants, brought to the Ernakulam Shiva Temple as part of ... Read more...

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Tusker rescued from a deep muddy swamp after 24 hours in Kochi


January 25th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi (Kerala), Jan.25 (ANI): An elephant that fell into a muddy swamp at Thevara on Friday midnight near Kochi was rescued on Saturday night after 24 hours of rigorous rescue operations ... Read more...

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Court appoints committee to oversee Sabarimala temple festival


October 14th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday appointed a high-powered committee to oversee the Sabarimala temple festival that begins Nov 16 after the two-month event last year was mired in ... Read more...

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Devotees break coconut over their heads to appease God in Tamil Nadu


September 11th, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Dharmapuri (Tamil Nadu), Sept 11 (ANI): In a unique ritual, a priest broke coconuts over the devotees'' heads during a temple festival in a village in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu, ... Read more...

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Hindu sects in dispute over temple worship rights


May 24th, 2008 - 1:16 am ICT by admin
Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu), May 23 (IANS) The Chidambaram Nataraja temple is embroiled in a controversy following differences of opinion between two cults over over a temple festival, priests said here Friday. Trouble ... Read more...

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RSS worker killed in Kerala


May 9th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
Palakkad (Kerala), May 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday called for a daylong shutdown in Kerala's Chittur area after a party activist was killed while returning from a temple festival. ... Read more...

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Now a device to rein in violent elephants


May 3rd, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 (IANS) Concerned about the increasing incidents of captive elephants turning violent in Kerala, Mumbai-based Zachariah Mathew has developed a new device to rein in animals that run amok. "I ... Read more...

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Three killed by elephant at temple festival in Kerala


April 23rd, 2008 - 10:10 pm ICT by admin
Thrissur (Kerala), April 23 (IANS) An elephant gored to death three people, including a woman, during a temple festival in Kerala's Thrissur district Wednesday afternoon. The incident took place at Koodalmanikyam Temple ... Read more...

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‘Thrissur Pooram’, annual ‘Elephant Festival’ in Kerala


April 17th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
By Juhan Samuel Thrissur (Kerala), Apr 17 (ANI): Thousands of people thronged to witness 'Thrissur Pooram', the annual elephant festival in Kerala on Wednesday. The two-century old temple festival 'Thrissur Puram', named ... Read more...

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Grand temple festival begins in Kerala


April 16th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
Thrissur (Kerala), April 16 (IANS) Kerala's most spectacular temple festival, Thrissur Pooram, began here Wednesday morning. More than 500 foreign tourists have arrived to watch the festivities. The Thrissur Pooram, celebrated in ... Read more...

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Kochi collector has jumbo album on jumbos


April 3rd, 2008 - 10:24 pm ICT by admin
By Juhan Samuel Kochi, April 3 (ANI): A man in Kochi has raised a huge collection of news and photographs of Indian elephants culled from various dailies or other published materials. M.S.Manojs ... Read more...

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Melbourne celebrates Kerala temple festival


February 22nd, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) An annual festival associated with a Kerala temple was Friday replicated in Melbourne at the same time that the event was taking place here. The World Malayali Council ... Read more...

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Holy smoke of pongala festival covers Kerala capital


February 22nd, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) The capital of Kerala was Friday covered by an umbrella of smoke belching out of hundreds of thousands firewood ovens lit to cook an offering of rice in ... Read more...

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