Devotees

  • Kerala: Temple where devotees offer chocolate bars to Lord Muruga 11-03-2014 02:33 PM

    Ever heard of a temple where mouth-watering chocolate bars are offered by devotees to the presiding deity? While devotees offer flowers, sandal paste and fruits to invoke divine blessing, the 'Thekkan Palani' Balasubramania temple differs as chocolate bars are offered in the sanctum sanctorum. Chocolate bars of a leading brand...
  • Portals of Kedarnath to be reopened for devotees on May 4 27-02-2014 03:31 PM

    The sacred portals of the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath will be thrown open for devotees on May 4 after a six month closure during winter when the area remains snowbound. The gates of the famed temple dedicated to Lord Shiva will be opened after an elaborate ceremony at 6 am...
  • Mahashivratri celebrated across India, lakhs take bath in Ganga 27-02-2014 11:04 AM

    New Delhi: The festival of Mahashivratri is being celebrated across the country. Temples are full of devotees on the occassion of Mahashivratri since early Thursday. On this auspicious occasion, devotees from different part of the country gather at Allahabad and Varanasi to take bath in the Ganga as they believe...
  • Ensure no girls are offered as devotees, SC directs Karnataka 13-02-2014 12:48 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Karnataka's Chief Secretary to ensure that no girls are offered on Thursday night or Friday as devotees to temples in a practice known as Devadasis. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, while issuing notice to the Karanataka government directed the...
  • CBI begins probe in Ratangarh temple stampede 02-12-2013 01:30 PM

    A CBI team has reached Datia to begin investigation into the Ratangarh temple stampede in October which claimed 115 lives. The three-member CBI team, led by Deputy uperintendent of Police AS Negi, reached Datia on Sunday and collected a copy of the FIR and other details from the police station....
  • Mahabodhi temple's dome gets a makeover, inlaid with 300 kg gold 28-11-2013 02:15 PM

    The dome of Bodh Gaya's 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, has been inlaid with nearly 300 kg gold donated by devotees from Thailand -- giving the shrine a new look. "A team of technical experts from Thailand has completed work to gold-plate the dome and final touches were given...
  • Bihar govt to provide free electricity for devotees during Chhath 07-11-2013 03:50 PM

    Bihar government on Thursday announced to provide electricity free of cost in public areas during 'Chhath Puja', the most important festival in the state. The decision to supply free electricity for Chhath Puja by the power utility service has been taken as part of its corporate social responsibility, HR Panday,...
  • Devotees bid farewell to lord Ganesha with colour and fervour 18-09-2013 09:42 PM

    The ten day Ganesh chaturthi festivities have come to an end with devotees gathering to bid farewell to lord Ganesha. Families offered final prayers to their Ganesh idols before submerging them in the sea amidst chants of Ganpati Bappa Morya. ...
  • Devotees throng Shiva temple on 'Sharavan Chaturdashi' 05-08-2013 07:59 PM

    Over 30 lakh devotees paid obeisance to Lord Shiva at various temples in the state on "Sharavan Chaturdashi", which passed off peacefully amidst heavy security arrangements. Maximum number of 22 lakh devotees paid obeisance at Pura Mahadev temple in Baghpat, followed by 3.75 lakh and 3 lakh at Dudheshwar Nath...
  • Kanwariyas go on rampage after CBI officer's car hit devotees 05-08-2013 08:09 AM

    A police personnel and two Uttar Pradesh home guards were injured on Sunday when a group of Kanwariyas indulged in stone pelting after some of the devotees were allegedly hit by a car of a CBI officer at Jassi Pura Crossing in Ghaziabad, police said. The incident took place on...
  • Unfazed by Uttarakhand tragedy, 'Kanwariyas' flock to Haridwar 29-07-2013 05:28 PM

    Putting behind sad memories of the June calamity, Kanwariyas flocked to temples in Haridwar despite heavy rains on the first Monday of the month of 'Sawan' today to offer holy waters of the Ganga to Lord Shiva. With Kanwariyas turning up in large numbers to the holy city to pay...
  • 3 more Amarnath pilgrims die, toll touches 80 18-07-2011 05:00 PM

    Srinagar: Three more devotees died of cardiac arrest taking the death toll to 80 during the ongoing pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, officials said on Monday. 76-year-old M R Verma, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, breathed his last at the 3880-mt high cave shrine on Monday morning...
  • Amarnath pilgrims happy with better arrangements 29-06-2011 08:35 PM

    Baltal: The yatra to Amarnath has begun, as always amidst tight security but it's seen as one of the most peaceful and orderly Amarnath yatra in recent years. An estimated four to five lakh pilgrims are expected to make the journey towards the famous cave. Faith is moving all alike,...
  • Sai Baba Darshan timing extended for devotees 26-04-2011 09:30 AM

    Puttaparthi: With devotees continuing to surge into the town to offer their homage to the late Sathya Sai Baba, authorities on Tuesday extended the final darshan timing till midnight. Three special trains from Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada brought in a large number of devotees to the town on the final...
  • Devotees rush to pay homage to Sai Baba 25-04-2011 07:15 AM

    New Delhi: Lakhs of devotees continue to pour in the ashram of Sri Sathya Sai Baba at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh to pay homage to the spiritual leader who passed away on Sunday even as police tightened security for crowd control. With grief writ large on their faces, the devotees,...
  • Sathya Sai no more, devotees in mourning 24-04-2011 06:22 PM

    Sathya Sai Baba's body has been kept for darshan at Kulwant hall in Puttaparthi. ...
  • Devotees in Hyderabad mourn Sai Baba's death 24-04-2011 02:35 PM

    Devotees at Sathya Sai temple in Hyderabad shaken by the news of Baba's death wait for a miracle to happen. ...
  • Devotees hope for Sai Baba's speedy recovery 05-04-2011 04:37 PM

    Puttaparthi: Concerned over the health of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, several of his devotees, including foreigners, have expressed confidence that he will recover soon. "I am confident that all these will be over and Baba will give darshan soon," said Sanjeev Singh, a devotee from Uttar Pradesh. "We are all...
  • It's Mahalaya: countdown to Durga Puja begins 07-10-2010 10:57 AM

    Devotees gear up for the festive season, as Mahalaya heralds the beginning of Durga Puja. ...
  • Mumbai bids farewell to Ganesha 22-09-2010 11:55 AM

    The 11-day Ganesh festival ends on Wednesday as four million devotees will take part in the idols' immersion. ...
  • Mumbai beefs up security for Ganesh festival 04-09-2008 01:56 AM

    Kajal Iyer tells you how the Ganesh mandals are incorporating safety. ...
  • Shiva devotees disappointed as Amarnath lingam melts 17-07-2008 12:45 AM

    Brisbane: Graeme Smith is fully conscious of the environment his No. 1-ranked team will face on Friday in the series-opening match against Australia, even if South Africa hasn't played a Test at the Gabba since 1963. With five of the world's top nine pacemen in action and with the top...
  • Devotees walk 450 kms to mark Waari festival 12-07-2008 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: If there has ever been a list prepared of players who were consistent performers on the Indian domestic circuit but failed to get recognition on the international scene, the name of Madhya Pradesh's wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha would probably figure somewhere up in the top bracket. Though the 29-year-old...
  • Craftsmen make Jagannath chariots minus scales 03-07-2008 01:42 AM

    London: South Africa born England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reached an agreement with the England Cricket Board (ECB) over his future as an international player, the ECB confirmed on Wednesday. The ECB and Kevin Pietersen confirm that agreement has been reached concerning a process for his re-integration into the England...
  • Shiv devotees observe Mahashivratri, flock to temples 06-03-2008 12:55 PM

    Chennai: A disappointed Cape Cobras captain Justin Kemp on Tuesday blamed a below-par bowling performance by his side throughout the tournament for their elimination from the Champions League Twenty20 after losing at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago here. The Cobras, who made 137 for four after batting first, suffered...