Maha Shivratri celebrated across Uttar Pradesh

Maha Shivratri celebrated across Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Feb 24 . Maha Shivratri was celebrated on Friday in Uttar Pradesh, with hundreds of thousands thronging Shiva temples across the sprawling state.Serpentine queues of men and women were seen outside...

Zakir Naik: From liberal Muslim to Islamist

New Delhi, July 14 He began with talks on comparative religion, exhibiting a huge storehouse of knowledge that attracted a large number of Muslims and many non-Muslims too. But as his...
Pindadan begins in Gaya, million pilgrims expected

Pindadan begins in Gaya, million pilgrims expected

Patna, Sep 15  The fortnight-long Pitrapaksh period, considered by the Hindus as auspicious for offering 'pindadan' -- religious service seeking salvation for the dead from the cycle of rebirth, began in...
Shivratri, a grim reminder of what Kashmir has lost

Shivratri, a grim reminder of what Kashmir has lost

Srinagar, Feb 24.  The auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri Friday came as a grim reminder of what and how much Kashmir has lost in its values, traditions and heritage during the last...

Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrimage begins in Himachal Pradesh

 Shimla, July 15 About 20,000 pilgrims are expected to pay obeisance to Shrikhand Mahadev, a rock Shiva lingam, in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh over 10 days starting from Friday, an...

Thousands throng Himachal temples for Navratri

Shimla, Oct 1 .  Tens of thousands of devotees from across the region on Saturday thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh to mark the onset of the 10-day long Navratri festival, the holy...

Amarnath Yatra resumes from Pahalgam route

Jammu, July 18  The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed on Monday from south Kashmir's Pahalgam route for the first time since violence started in the Valley on July 9.On Sunday, 4,510 offered...

Hindu temples in Pakistan to get extra protection

Karachi, Oct 21 . A Rs 400 million project is set to be launched in Pakistan's Sindh province to protect Hindu temples, churches and gurdwaras, the media reported on Friday.The Dawn quoted...
1,87,903 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra so far

1,87,903 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra so far, 1,500 leave for valley

Jammu, July 21 - A batch of over 1,500 pilgrims left Jammu city for Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, taking the number of yatris to 1,87,903 on Thursday."Another batch of...

Widows break taboo by celebrating Diwali inside temple

Vrindavan, Oct 28 - Breaking an age-old taboo, about 700 widows celebrated Diwali for the first time in the ancient Gopinath Temple here on Thursday.The initiative to let widows of Vrindavan light...

Entertainment

My intentions are to entertain with dignity: Sunil Grover

Mumbai, April 5 - Following a spat with comedian-actor Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover says that his intentions are to act and entertain people with dignity.Sunil...

History

Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

Florence, Oct 21.  Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence...