Mutt

  • Karnataka: Refusing food to non-Brahmins at temple kicks off a row 23-04-2014 11:46 AM

    Udupi: The 800-year-old Sri Krishna temple at Udupi in Karnataka is in the news for all the wrong reasons. The seat of 'Madhva' tradition (a part of Vaishnava tradition) strictly follows the caste system even today. Non-Brahmins are not allowed to eat with the Brahmins at temple's dining area where...
  • Mata Amritanandamayi says the institution was an 'open book', dismisses allegations 22-02-2014 08:57 PM

    Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi on Saturday dismissed the allegations levelled against her mutt by one of her former disciples and said the institution was an "open book" and all its functions were transparent. Speaking at its spiritual centre 'Bramasthan' in Palakkad district, she said the mutt has not done anything...
  • Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati stable after hospitalisation in Nellore 03-02-2014 08:45 AM

    Nellore: Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswati is stable after being rushed to a hospital following a heart attack on Saturday. The seer has been kept in the ICU for observation. He was hospitalised on Saturday in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh after he complained of drowsiness and weakness, the police...
  • Modi visits Narayana Mutt in Kerala amid controversy 25-04-2013 02:29 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday visited Sree Narayana Mutt at nearby Sivagiri in Kerala for an event amid a controversy and protests by the Left activists. Modi's five-hour visit to the state came against the backdrop of the Left attacking the authorities of the Mutt, which is...
  • Modi to visit Kerala amidst tight security, protests 24-04-2013 10:56 AM

    New Delhi: Amid tight security and protests against his visit, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Kerala on Wednesday. Modi who will be on a day-long visit to the state, will address a public rally in Varkala. Modi had featured in recent debates in the state, after state...
  • Three priests commit self-immolation in Karnataka 08-04-2013 11:13 AM

    Bidar (Karna): Upset over the mysterious death of their seer, three priests allegedly committed suicide by self-immolation inside a mutt complex in northern Karnataka on Monday, police said. The priests of Chouli Mutt - Jagannath Swami (21), Sharanayya Swami (18) and V Reddy Swami (50) - allegedly set fire to...
  • Kerala: Dalai Lama to inaugurate Sivagiri pilgrimage 19-11-2012 11:27 AM

    Kochi: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will inaugurate the Sivagiri Mutt's 80th annual pilgrimage at Varkala on November 24 and attend a host of functions during his two day visit to Kerala. The Nobel laureate will be chief guest in the Catholicate Centenary celebrations and the anniversary function of the...
  • Dalai Lama to visit Kerala 06-11-2012 09:23 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will visit Kerala on November 24 in connection with the 80th annual pilgrimage season of Sivagiri Mutt at Varkala near Kollam. Hundreds of spiritual leaders from different Mutts would participate, Sree Narayana Dharma Sanghom Trust general secretary Swami Rithabharananda told a press meet here...
  • TN: Trust formed by Nithyananda dissolved 21-10-2012 07:40 PM

    Madurai: The senior pontiff of a 1,500-year-old Saivite Mutt, who sacked self-styled controversial godman Nithyananda as his successor, on Sunday said the trust formed jointly by them had been dissolved. "The Madurai Adheenam Trust has been dissolved in the backdrop of HR& CE department stating before the Principal Sub court...
  • Nithyananda plays down sacking, says he was going to resign anyway 20-10-2012 11:13 PM

    Chennai: Controversial godman Swami Nithyananda was on Saturday removed as the successor to a 1500-year-old mutt in Madurai. He faces several criminal charges, including rape. Nityananda was appointed as the successor at the mutt in August this year, but the decision had received widespread criticism, including from the Tamil Nadu...
  • Nithyananda sacked as Madurai Mutt successor 20-10-2012 09:19 AM

    Chennai: Swami Nithyananda has been sacked as the successor to a 1500-year-old Mutt in Madurai. Nithyananda was sacked by a senior pontiff and is facing criminal charges including rape after a US-based woman and others alleged sexual exploitation. Nithyananda was appointed as the successor at the Madurai Mutt in April...
  • Nithyananda's surrender evokes mixed response 14-06-2012 10:06 AM

    Madurai: The surrender of self-styled godman Nithyananda in a magistrate court in Ramanagaram has evoked mixed response in Madurai, where he was anointed as 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam. Members of Madurai Aadheeenam Retrieval Committee and its organiser M Solaikannan celebrated by breaking 108 coconuts at Vinayaka temple in North...
  • TN: Mudslinging over Madurai 'mutt' appointment 14-05-2012 12:22 PM

    Chennai/Madurai: The war of words between controversial Karnataka-based spiritual leader Nithyananda and those opposing his anointment as the 293rd pontiff of the over 1500-year-old Madurai Aadheenam Mutt late last month is turning murkier by the day. The latest is the decision of actor Ranjitha Menon to file a defamation suit...
  • Plea against Nityananda's appointment as pontiff 03-05-2012 11:52 PM

    Chennai: A petition seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu government to forbear controversial Nityananda from acting as the 293rd Pontiff of a 1500-year-old Saivaite Mutt by holding his appointment as illegal, arbitrary and contrary to the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act-1959, was moved...
  • Gowda takes dig at Sonia's visit to Karnataka mutt 29-04-2012 05:33 AM

    Bangalore: Taking a dig at Congress President Sonia Gandhi visiting the Siddaganga mutt, Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Saturday said there were accusations that BJP leaders court religious mutts but now Congress leaders also do the same. "Hitherto, BJP leaders were accused of visiting religious mutts. Now, Congress...
  • Heil Hound: Nazis dogged by Hitler-mocking mutt 08-01-2011 04:00 PM

    Berlin: Newly discovered documents have revealed a bizarre footnote to World War II: the Nazis' dogged obsession with a Finnish mutt who gave not a howl, but a heil. And, just as absurdly, the totalitarian state that dominated most of Europe was unable to do much about the canine's paw-raising...