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...

Janmashtami celebrated in Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 25 .  Janmashtami, marking the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated on Thursday with gaitey and religious fervour across West Bengal.A three day festivity that began on Wednesday at the...

Myanmar quake damages nearly 400 ancient temples

Nay Pyi Daw, Aug 29.  The number of ancient temples damaged in the archaeological complex of Bagan in Myanmar in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 397, according to...

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...

Now Supreme Court crushes Hindu sentiments on ‘JANMASHTAMI’

New Delhi, Aug 24  The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that human pyramids can't go beyond 20 feet during the Dahi Handi festival on Krishna Janmashtami, as it rejected a last...

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...
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...

Yamuna’s pathetic condition angers devotees on Ganga Dussehra

Agra/Mathura/Vrindavan, June 14 . When lakhs of the devout took a dip in the Yamuna at ghats in Vrindavan, Mathura and Agra on Ganga Dussehra on Tuesday, they had a "face to...

Landslides closed Jammu-Srinagar highway; Amarnath Yatra suspended

Jammu, July 28 The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides, resulting in the suspension of Amarnath Yatra.The landslides were triggered by incessant rains in Ramban district, a...

Manipur celebrates Ningol Chakkouba: Occasion for sibling bonding 

Imphal, Nov 17. For generations, Manipur has been celebrating a unique festival called Ningol Chakkouba every November when married sisters and daughters are invited to their parental house for a sumptuous lunch...

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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...