Temples

  • Golden Temple inspires US students to organise langar Yesterday

    Washington: Inspired by the "langar" of the Golden Temple, where they visited early this year, a group of US students are organising their free meal day at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Students of the University of Michigan who are back in Ann Arbor after their summer trip...
  • Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath passes away 6 days ago

    Gorakhpur: Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath, who had been in the forefront of the movement for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, died on Friday night after prolonged illness. He was 95. Avaidyanath, also a former MLA, had been ailing for the past few months and was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon....
  • 95 fall ill in Bihar after eating 'prasad' 1 week ago

    Patna: At least 95 people, including children, were taken ill after eating 'prasad', food offered to deities in temples in Bihar on Friday, an official said. The incident took place in Darbhanga district's Bahadurpur block, about 200 km away. The medical condition of 20 of the 95 affected was stated to be...
  • Complete Sun Temple beautification work before festival: Dharmendra Pradhan September 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asked the Archaeological Survey of India and the Puri district administration to complete beautification work of the Sun Temple at Konark before the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannth next year. Pradhan gave the direction after visiting the temple and reviewing the progress of...
  • Modi government will clear hurdles for building Ayodhya Ram temple: Muralidhar Rao September 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: The BJP-led NDA government's immediate priority is to ensure that the economic parameters of the country are improved, though issues such as Ram Janmabhoomi are still on the agenda, the party's national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao said on Saturday. "We want to solve all the issues as early...
  • Photo: The New Yorker has the perfect tribute in cartoon for comedy legend Joan Rivers September 6, 2014

    Joan Rivers, the sassy, sharp-tongued comedy legend who jokingly wrote about wanting an elaborate funeral, will be laid to rest in a private service on Sunday. The New York City Medical Examiner's Office said on Friday that after an initial examination, further tests were needed to determine the cause of...
  • Mahatma Gandhi, Chinese Kali, and a Sachin Tendulkar temple: 10 unusual temples in India for the unconventional Indian gods September 2, 2014

    The spiritual land of India has a temple for every God we worship. The list of Gods is endless and so is the count of temples in India. Have you heard of the strange and mysterious temples in India like the one dedicated to a motorcycle? Did you also know...
  • 'I am Modi, you are Mori!' PM to Kinkakuji temple monk August 31, 2014

    Kyoto: "I am Modi and you are Mori!" This is how Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the head monk of a Buddhist temple in Kyoto on Sunday. Modi, who looked dapper in a white kurta pyjama and bandhgala, spent some time with the 83-year-old head priest Yasu Nagamori of Kinkaku-ji...
  • Modi lauds Kyoto as heritage city, says India plans to unite culture and technology too August 31, 2014

    Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the second day of his Japan trip by visiting the Toji temple- a UNESCO world heritage site- along with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. On Saturday, Modi and Abe signed the Kashi-Kyoto agreement. The agreement is aimed at using the Kyoto model for developing Varanasi, Modi's...
  • 70-year-old priest rapes minor girls inside temple premises August 29, 2014

    Mehrauli: In a shocking incident, a 70-year-old priest was arrested from South-West Delhi's Mehrauli for allegedly raping two minor girls on Janmashtami. The priest raped the girls aged 6 and 8 inside the temple premises. He was arrested on the day the crime was committed. ...
  • RSS publishes Swamy's letter outlining action plan to rebuild Ram temple in Ayodhya August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'organizer' on Saturday published a letter written by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy outlining an action plan to rebuild the Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party's commitment to the electorate. The letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined an...
  • 'Mardaani' actress Rani Mukerji's arrival at Kolkata's Kalighat temple creates mass frenzy August 20, 2014

    Kolkata: It was not just another day for the locals, particularly the street urchins, scattered outside the sleepy Kalighat temple complex here. As word spread about Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji's visit, a huge mob descended from nowhere and chaos reigned. Her career might not be in top form at the moment,...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Praveen Togadia August 18, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Praveen Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Togadia August 17, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Pravin Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • Greenery depleting in Lord Krishna’s land Vrindavan August 17, 2014

    As lakhs of pilgrims throng Lord Krishna temples in Mathura and Vrindavan on Janmashtami, many are lamenting the dwindling green cover in the region. The Braj Mandal, spread over roughly 150 km and stretching from Bateshwar to Kosi and from Bharatpur to Aligarh, is facing both rapid construction activity and illegal...
  • Deficiencies, inadequacies in the maintenance of Padamanabhaswamy temple records, says status report submitted in SC August 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Comptroller Auditor General Vinod Rai has submitted a status report on Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in the Supreme Court. The report says that there were deficiencies and inadequacies in the maintenance of temple records. The report said that the B chamber of the temple was opened about seven...
  • Wearing branded shoes and clothes, two men loot Rs 7.5 lakh from a temple in just 15 minutes August 13, 2014

    Wearing branded clothes and shoes, two members of a gang in Korba conducted a robbery at Sarvmangla Temple in just 15 minutes! According to a report published in Daily Bhaskar, the gang looted Rs 7.5 lakh from the temple. The incident has sent shock waves around the area. To catch the...
  • Fire breaks out in Mathura's ISKCON temple, many important documents destroyed August 7, 2014

    A fire broke out in the administrative complex of an ISKCON temple in Mathura on Wednesday night, destroying many important documents and items. Fire engines were immediately rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused after more than three hours of firefighting, according to fire officials. There was no casualty in...
  • Fire breaks out at ISKCON temple, no casualty reported August 7, 2014

    A fire broke out in the administrative complex of an ISKCON temple late Wednesday night destroying many important documents and items. Fire engines were immediately rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused after more than three hours of firefighting, according to fire officials. There was no casualty in the fire,...
  • Congress member rakes up issue of Narendra Modi not hosting Iftaar August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A Congress member in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday raked up the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi not hosting Iftaar this Ramzaan while noting that he had offered prayers in Nepal's famed Pashupatinath Temple. The member, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said while no one has any objection to...
  • Nepal visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers special prayers at Pashupatinath Temple August 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered special prayers at Nepal's famed centuries-old Pashupatinath Temple and "felt extremely blessed"."Felt extremely blessed on offering prayers at Pashupatinath Temple this morning," Modi tweeted after offering the puja at 5th century temple on the second and last day of his maiden trip to...
  • Narendra Modi offers special prayers at Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal August 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered special prayers at Nepal's famed centuries-old Pashupatinath Temple and "felt extremely blessed". A devout Hindu, 63-year-old Modi was at the temple of Lord Shiva for about 45 minutes on a 'Shravan ashtami' which is considered auspicious. "Felt extremely blessed on offering prayers at...
  • Five kanwarias killed as oil tanker rams into a tractor trolley August 4, 2014

    Five kanwarias were killed and over 36 injured on Monday when an oil tanker rammed into a tractor trolley carrying them in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur district, police said. All the deceased were going to visit a Lord Shiva temple to offer holy water. The tractor trolley carrying the devotees was headed...
  • Clean up India: Puri beach turned into a garbage dump, Jagannath Temple surrounded by trash August 4, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. CNN-IBN begins with focusing on the...
  • PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kathmandu's Pashupatinath temple August 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kathmandu's world-famous Pashupatinath temple on Monday on the second and final day of his visit to Nepal. Modi had made a special request that there should be no official either from the Nepal administration or from India accompanying him when he goes in for...
  • Narendra Modi to perform half-an-hour prayer at Pashupatinath temple August 2, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would perform a half-an-hour special prayer at the 5th century Pashupatinath temple here during his two-day visit to Nepal. He will perform the prayer at the main temple situated on the banks of river Bagmati on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Monday by giving a bath...
  • Mahabodhi now among India's richest temples July 31, 2014

    After Tirupati, Vaishno Devi and Shirdi Sai Baba temples, the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, Buddhism's holiest shrine, has become one of the richest temples in India, officials said on Thursday. The 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple's total income in 2013-14 was Rs.106 crore, the highest till date. It includes Rs.4.19 crore collected...
  • HSGMC leader Jhinda pays obeisance at Golden Temple July 28, 2014

    Amritsar Haryana SGPC leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda along with 34 members of the newly-formed ad hoc committee on Monday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. "Peace, religious harmony and sanctity of Sikh religion has to be followed strictly and nobody would be allowed to disturb the sanctity of any Gurdwara in...
  • UP: Section 144 imposed in Moradabad ahead of VHP plan of Jal Abhishek Kanth temple July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Vishwa Hindu Parishad's plan of 'Jal Abhishek' at a temple in Kanth area of Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, Section 144 has been imposed in the area from Friday. District Magistrate Deepak Agarwal said that Section 144 will be imposed in Moradabad till August 4. Agarwal said,...
  • Coimbatore: Explosive like object dug out near temple creates tension July 21, 2014

    Coimbatore: Recovery of a suspicious object, resembling an explosive, near the famous Bhadrakaliamman temple at Mettupalayam in Kerala created tension in the area, police said on Monday. The object, an ice cream ball filled with some powder and a few steel balls inside, surfaced when the workers...