HINDU TEMPLE

  • A post office in Kerala which 'delivers' mails to God December 11, 2014

    Sabarimala (Kerala): It is a unique post office, and one of its main tasks is to deliver letters to God. Located near the famed Hindu temple at the Sabarimala hills, the post office may perhaps be the only one in the country which does not work round the year. It...
  • In a first for the country, 900year old Hindu temple in Maharashtra to get women and nonBrahmin priests May 10, 2014

    Solapur (Maharashtra): Here's another traditional male bastion set to crumble. With a Supreme Court prod, the renowned 900year old Vitthoba Temple in the pilgrim town of Pandharpur will script religious history when it appoints its first women priests as also priests from the backward classes as part of an inclusive...
  • Hindu temple attacked, set on fire in Pakistan March 29, 2014

    A Hindu temple has been desecrated and set on fire by unidentified persons in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, two weeks ahead of an annual fair at the holy site. The caretaker of the temple of Hindu deity Hanuman, in Latifabad town told police that three men came on Friday to offer...
  • 100-year-old Hindu temple vandalised, torched in Bangladesh March 22, 2014

    A hundred-year-old Hindu temple was vandalised and torched on Friday in the Bagerhat district of Bangladesh. Police said the incident occurred at the family temple of Nawaparha Jamindar Barhi on Friday morning, bdnews24.com reported. Priest Pradip Bhattacharya said he had called out for help seeing smoke belching out of the temple. "We put...
  • Hindu temple set on fire in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy March 16, 2014

    A Hindu temple and a dharmashala have been set on fire by a frenzied mob in Pakistan's southern Sindh province over alleged desecration of a holy book, marring Holi celebrations and prompting authorities to impose a curfew in the area. The mob attacked the temple overnight in Larkana city, the hometown...
  • Model of world's largest Hindu temple unveiled November 14, 2013

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday unveiled a model of the world's largest Hindu temple with a towering height of 405 feet and a hall with a seating capacity of 20,000 people, to be built in the state. The model of the proposed Virat Ramayan Mandir was unveiled by Nitish...
  • Nitish unveils model of world's largest Hindu temple in Bihar November 13, 2013

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday unveiled a model of the world's largest Hindu temple with a towering height of 405 feet and a hall with a seating capacity of 20,000 people to be built in the state. The model of the proposed Virat Ramayan Mandir was unveiled by Nitish...
  • Nitish Kumar to unveil model of world's largest Hindu temple in West Champaran today November 13, 2013

    The model of the world's largest Hindu temple, with a towering height of 405 feet and a hall with a seating capacity for 20,000 in Bihar's West Champaran district, will be unveiled by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday. The proposed Virat Ramayan Mandir, at Janki Nagar near Kesaria in West...
  • World's largest Hindu temple to come up in West Champaran October 2, 2013

    The world's largest Hindu temple, with a towering height of 405 feet and a hall with a seating capacity for 20,000, is to be built in Bihar, an official said on Wednesday. The construction of the temple is to start after Durga Puja in Bihar's West Champaran district, said an official...
  • Apologise to Hindus for razing temple: Pak daily December 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Authorities must apologise to the Hindu community for demolishing a temple in Karachi and hurting their sentiments, a Pakistani daily said on Wednesday. An editorial in the Dawn said the demolition of a Hindu temple in Karachi's Garden area on Saturday raises disturbing questions and is "a prime example...
  • World's tallest Hindu temple to come up in Bihar April 21, 2012

    Varanasi: The world's tallest Hindu temple, on the lines of the famed Cambodia's Angkor Wat, is all set to come up in Bihar. "The Ram temple, to be constructed by Biharbased religious group Mahavir Sthan Nyas Samiti with an estimated cost of Rs 150200 crore, will be 270feethigh and spread over...
  • Hindu temple in Pakistan reopens after 10 years October 31, 2011

    Islamabad: A historic Hindu temple has reopened after 10 years in Pakistan's Peshawar city after a woman devotee fought a long legal battle. The Hindu community celebrated Diwali in the temple at Gor Khutthri area. The temple was reopened for worship after 10 years, reported Dawn on Monday. Kamla Rani, granddaughter of...
  • Oldest Hindu temple in Australia attacked March 31, 2011

    Panic in south wales as Australia's oldest Hindu temple is attacked by masked gunmen. They are caught on CCTV firing shots at the temple. There have been no arrests as yet. ...
  • Land grabbers target Hindu temples in Pak April 1, 2010

    New Delhi: After reports on gurdwara land being sold off to the army at throwaway prices, land grabbers in Pakistan are targeting Hindu temple properties. A Krishna temple was demolished and 20 acres surrounding it was encroached illegally by Bashir Khaskheli, leader of a radical organisation, Jeay Sindh. The owners...
  • Ghulam Nabi flouts Green belt norms in Srinagar September 15, 2007

    Srinagar: No construction work is supposed to be done in the Green belt area around Srinagars Dal lake. The Jammu and Kashmir government clearly prohibits it. But then if it is the Chief Minister's residence inside a temple complex, the authorities choose to look the other way. The only structure that...
  • Hindu temples in Pak to get makeover January 14, 2007

    Islamabad: A temple complex dating back to the time of Pandavas (called Katasraj) lying almost in debris in Pakistan will now be revived by a team of archaeologists, Pakistan's former Prime Minister Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain told media persons on Sunday. A team of Pakistani archaeologists will visit Indian templesPushkar, Ajanta Ellora...
  • 100yrold Hindu temple razed in KL December 1, 2006

    Kuala Lumpur: A 100yearold Hindu temple in Malaysia has been demolished following a court order. The deities will move to a new site provided by the authorities. Contractors appointed by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) bulldozed the Sri Muthu Mariamman temple on Thursday at Skudia in Johor in southern Malaysia after...