Saraswati

  • 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 so-called 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 26, 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 two-year-old 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 9-year-old 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 October 3, 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 country’s 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 rain-ravanged 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...
  • Kumbh pilgrims pay homage to Ganga on Republic Day January 26, 2013

    Allahabad: More than 1,000 people from across India and around the world will march here to celebrate India's Republic Day on the banks of the Ganga at the Kumbh Mela on January 26. This is part of an environmental parade seeking independence from pollution and to pay homage to war...
  • Snapshot: Shilpa Shetty at the Maha Kumbh Mela January 16, 2013

    Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty took a holy dip at the first day of the Maha Kumbh. The 37-year-old new mother, who did not bring her seven-months-old Viaan, was accompanied by her parents. "Took 3 very cold dips, brrrrrrr!! Officially, now I will attain moksh salvation). Now back in Mumbai, can't...
  • Snapshot: The sadhu who loves his cellphone January 16, 2013

    A holy man talks on his mobile outside his camp at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad on January 15, 2013. Millions of devout Hindus led by naked ascetics with ash smeared on their bodies plunged into the...
  • Spiritual guru 'wanted' in US may have fled to India September 26, 2012

    Houston: An 83-year-old wheel-chair bound Indian spiritual guru, a fugitive after being convicted of groping two young girls, may have sneaked clandestinely into India, a US court has been told. US Marshals, still looking for him, suspect that Prakashanand Saraswati, known to his devotees as Swamiji, may have fled America...