Kerala’s Panjal village to host yagna for universal peace

November 11th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 11 (IANS) Panjal, a village in Kerala's Thrissur district, is to host the Athirathram yagna in April next year to pray for universal peace and harmony, an official said Thursday.Considered ... Read more...

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Muslim prisoners fast and pray during Navratri (Lead)

March 23rd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), March 23 (IANS) They are Muslim prisoners but they have been fasting, singing hymns and performing 'yagnas' at a jail here, hoping their prayers will be heard ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s battle between astronomy and astrology over eclipse

July 20th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) Even as the world looks forward to the rare celestial phenomenon of a total solar eclipse Wednesday, astrologers here say the event could be a bad omen. But ... Read more...

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Delay in rains hits sowing operations in Andhra Pradesh

June 24th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 24 (IANS) The delay in rains that prompted rituals to appease the gods across temples in Andhra Pradesh Wednesday has hit paddy sowing but agriculturists are hopeful that the situation ... Read more...

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Desperate Andhra government turns to god for rains

June 23rd, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) As Andhra Pradesh continues to swelter under heat and faces the threat of drought, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Tuesday appealed to Hindus, Muslims and Christians to hold ... Read more...

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Drought looming large, minister looks to rain god for help

June 23rd, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 23 (IANS) Worried about the delay in the monsoon and the prospect of drought, Chhattisgarh's Agriculture Minister Chandrasekhar Sahu performed a 'Varun Yagna', a fire ritual to appease the ... Read more...

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3,000 priests seek divine intervention to end financial crisis

November 23rd, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ramosana (Gujarat), Nov 23 (IANS) This small village in Gujarat's Mehsana district is witnessing a religious ritual in which 3,000 priests have begun chanting hymns to invoke divine intervention to tackle the ... Read more...

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