SARASWATI

  • Ganga rejuvenation commendable initiative: Shankaracharya October 18, 2014

    Ranchi: Puri Shankaracharya Nischalanand Saraswati on Saturday said that the Ganga rejuvenation programme was a commendable initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but to make it clean Tehri dam should be removed. Welcoming Modi's clean Ganga campaign, the Shankaracharya said, "Our prime minister is...
  • SC refuses to interfere on Sai Baba controversy October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene on a controversy arising out of a statement by the Shankaracharya of Dwarkapeeth regarding worshiping Sai Baba leading to derogatory statements made against the saint and removal of his idol from some temples. A bench headed by Justice TS Thakur...
  • SC refuses to intervene in the Sai Baba vs Shankaracharya dispute October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene in the controversy sparked by Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati after he made statements against the Sai Baba. The apex court said that devotees of Sai Baba can file a civil suit against Shankaracharya if they want. The Supreme Court ruling comes a month...
  • Gujarat a guiding force for water conservation, says Uma Bharti September 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Monday praised Gujarat government for the work done by it in keeping rivers clean and announced launch of a nationwide water management programme next year. "I appreciate the work done here in keeping the...
  • Shankaracharya seeks probe into foreign funds of Sai devotees September 13, 2014

    Raipur: After raking up a controversy over the worship of Shirdi's Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati on Friday said the Home Ministry should probe the alleged flow of foreign funds into the bank accounts of Sai Baba supporters. "The bank accounts and telephone records of the socalled supporters of...
  • Devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and Swaroopananda clash in Chhattisgarh August 26, 2014

    Raipur: The dispute between followers of Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati and the Shirdi Sai Baba turned into an open scuffle during a religious meet in Chhattisgarh on Monday. This happened during a Dharma Sansad in Kawardha. The Swaroopanand Saraswati had earlier sparked off a controversy by rejecting Sai Baba and criticising...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories August 25, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 25, 2014

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  • Chhattisgarh: Scuffle breaks out between devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swaroopananda August 25, 2014

    Raipur: A scuffle broke out between devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and followers of Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati in Kawardha in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. The incident happened in Kawardha while a religious meet was on. The Shankaracharya had earlier sparked controversy by criticising the worship of Sai Baba. The Shankaracharya had said that...
  • Odisha's most wanted Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Ganjam July 18, 2014

    Ganjam: Top Naxal leader and Odisha's most wanted man Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested from the Ganjam district in Odisha. He had been on the run for over a decade. Panda faces over 30 charges of murder, including that of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and his four disciples in Kandhamal...
  • Spat between Shankaracharya, Sai devotees gets ugly, reaches court July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The spat between Shirdi Sai devotees and Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has turned uglier and reached the court. The Naga seers have now sided with Shankaracharya. The Nagas have said that if Shankaracharya is insulted, they will take to the streets in protest. The Naga sadhus have called this...
  • Shankaracharya's comment on Sai Baba is his personal view: BJP June 30, 2014

    BJP on Sunday refused to be dragged into the reported exchange of words between Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati and Union Minister Uma Bharti over the alleged comments made by the seer on the Sai Baba of Shirdi. "This is the matter among the seers, and BJP is a political party. Whatever...
  • Case filed against Dwaraka Peeth Shankaracharya for remarks against Sai baba June 28, 2014

    A case was filed in a local court on Saturday against the Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swaroopananda Saraswati, for his alleged remarks against Sai baba of Shirdi. The first hearing of the case, filed by local lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha, would be held in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate S...
  • Another complaint filed against Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth Swaroopananda Saraswati June 26, 2014

    A complaint was filed against Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth Swaroopananda Saraswati on Thursday in a court accusing him of hurting religious sentiments with his reported remarks about eating habits of Saibaba. Chandrakant Kunjir, a trustee of a Saibaba temple in Sukhaliya area, moved the Magistrate's Court seeking registration of case against...
  • Saibaba devotee moves court against Dwarka Peeth seer June 24, 2014

    A complaint was on Tuesday filed in a local court against the Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth Swaroopananda Saraswati for his alleged remarks against Saibaba of Shirdi. The complaint was filed by a law student, Abhishek Bhargava (23) before the judicial magistrate first class (JMFC), Dilip Gupta. "The court has posted the matter...
  • 11 juvenile inmates escape from remand home February 5, 2014

    Eleven juvenile inmates escaped from a remand home in a village in Bihar's Bhojpur district after removing the grill of a room. Taking advantage of noise at a cultural programme being held at the remand home in Dhanpura village on occasion of Saraswati Puja, 11 inmates made good their escape after...
  • Aaradhya Bachchan learns to write her first letter on Saraswati Puja February 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says that his twoyearold granddaughter Aaradhya was introduced to education and learning on Saraswati Puja. The toddler was given a slate and chalk to scribble with. "This morning early on the 4th (Feb 4) was an auspicious day, Saraswati Puja, a day of learning and education and...
  • Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati stable after hospitalisation in Nellore February 3, 2014

    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 said. He...
  • Senior priest slaps journalist on being asked about Narendra Modi January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior priest of the Dwarka Shradha Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati is caught in a controversy after he slapped a media person. The senior priest was caught on camera slapping the journalist angry over a question regarding Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi's candidature. Swaroopanand Saraswati...
  • Sankararaman murder: Kanchi Shankaracharya acquitted November 27, 2013

    Pondicherry: In a major relief for Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati and his followers, all 23 accused in the Shankararaman murder case have been acquitted by a court in Pondicherry. The judge said that the complainant had failed to support the prosecution. The murdered Sankararaman's wife and daughter did not recognise the...
  • Sankararaman murder case: The political ramifications November 27, 2013

    Chennai: A Pondicherry court will deliver its verdict in the Sankararaman murder case where pontiffs Jayendra and Vijayendra Saraswati are the prime accused. The 9yearold murder case had far reaching political ramifications. Jayendra Saraswati, pontiff and high priest of Hinduism, was someone who was revered by the rich and the powerful,...
  • Sankararaman case verdict today; Kanchi seer, junior accused November 27, 2013

    Chennai: On September 3, 2004, a man named Sankararaman, a manager of the Varadarajaperumal temple in Kanchipuram, was brutally murdered. It would have passed off as just one of those senseless crimes, had it not been for an investigative report in Tamil magazine Nakkeeran, linking the murder to the de...
  • Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati murder case: All convicts get life term October 3, 2013

    Kandhamal: All eight convicts in the murder case of Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati have been sentenced to life. The ADJ court in Kandhamal had earlier convicted all the eight Duryodhan Suna Majhi, Munda Bada Majhi, Sanatan Bada Majhi, Garnatha Chalanseth, Bijay Kumar Samseth, Bhaskar Suna Majhi and Budhadev Nayak ...
  • Odisha: Maoist leader convicted in Laxmananda Saraswati murder case October 1, 2013

    A Maoist leader was on Tuesday convicted by a court in Kandhamal district for the murder of senior VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and four others five years ago. Additional Sessions Judge Rajendra Kumar Tosh held Pulari Rama Rao alias Uday, a Maoist leader from Andhra Pradesh, guilty for the murder of...
  • Odisha: 7 convicted for VHP leader Laxmanananda murder, sentencing on Oct 3 September 30, 2013

    Phulbani (Odisha): Seven persons were convicted in the murder of senior VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati and four others by a court in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Monday. Additional District Judge Rajendra Kumar Tosh found the seven guilty and reserved the order for pronouncement of the quantum of punishment for October 3....
  • 'Abused goddesses' spread message against domestic violence September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Three award-winning ads with images of bruised Hindu goddesses - Saraswati, Durga and Lakshmi - attempt to spread a strong message against domestic violence in India."Pray that we never see this day. Today more than 68% of women in India are victims of domestic violence. Tomorrow it seems...
  • 25 years in making, Hindu encyclopedia set to be unveiled August 25, 2013

    A comprehensive encyclopedia of one of the world's major religions is set to be unveiled next week in South Carolina. The 11-volume work covers Hindu spiritual beliefs, practices and philosophy, and is the culmination of a 25-year academic effort. The encyclopedia is written in English and includes about 7,000 articles on...
  • News briefs: Jaipur gets countrys first textile park July 26, 2013

    The first textile park of India has been set up in Jaipur. The park is an initiative of the ministry of Textile and SITP scheme. A common influent treatment plant has also been set up in the park for recycling of the fountain water. Workshops, seminars, training programs, black print, skill development,...
  • Uttarakhand: Woman, who delivered baby with help of Army doctors, evacuated to Dharchula June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Saraswati Devi, one of the mothers who delivered a baby in Sabola Area of rainravanged Uttarakhand, is evacuated to Dharchula on Monday. Army doctor Captain Febha Susan helped deliver two babies a boy and a girl at the makeshift medical centre on Sunday. When the team led...