Shankaracharya

  • Construction on restoring Shankaracharya's samadhi to begin in June 11-04-2014 08:47 PM

    Work on restoration of Adi Guru Shankaracharya's Samadhi near Kedarnath shrine, which had witnessed a massive devastation in flash floods last year, will begin on June 15 this year. Soil from different places visited by Shankaracharya in his lifetime will be used in the restoration work, an official statement said,...
  • Senior priest slaps journalist on being asked about Narendra Modi 23-01-2014 01:13 PM

    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 27-11-2013 11:03 AM

    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...
  • AAP does damage control after BJP slams Kejriwal for meeting Tauquir 07-11-2013 12:27 AM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal's meeting with controversial cleric Tauquir Raza has attracted fierce criticism and put the party on the back foot. In a damage control mode on Tuesday, Kejriwal released a video which showed Tauquir with a Shankaracharya and preaching communal harmony. "We have to...
  • Allegation against religious leaders like Asaram part of attack on Hindu culture: VHP 02-09-2013 07:33 AM

    Allegations of sexual assault against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu is part of attack on "Hindu culture" which started with the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya in 2004, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal claimed in Hyderabad on Sunday. "The latest instance of insult that has come up is one involving Asaram...
  • Prayers to resume at Kedarnath soon; authorities review preparations 27-08-2013 06:14 PM

    A meeting to review preparations for resuming regular prayers at the revered Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath will be held on September one, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said on Tuesday. The meeting between the Kedarnath-Badrinath Mandir Samiti will be held in the presence of Shankaracharya, he told reporters in Dehradun....
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra a 'farce', says Shankaracharya 23-08-2013 08:25 PM

    Terming VHP's proposed 84 Kosi Parikrama as detrimental to communal amity, Govardhanpeeth Puri Shankaracharya Swami Adhokchajanand on Friday demanded adequate steps before it disturbs peace. He said he had written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav apprising him of the need for punitive measures against those conspiring to disrupt...
  • Maha Kumbh: The biggest religious gathering 14-01-2013 11:00 PM

    The Maha Kumbh Mela, held every 12 years, will go on for next two months and will conclude on Maha Shivaratri on March 10. ...
  • Shankaracharya demands probe into Baba's assets 12-06-2011 05:48 PM

    Dehradun: Accusing Ramdev of acquiring illegal assets, Shankaracharya of Govardhanpeeth Swami Adhokshjanand on Sunday demanded a probe into the wealth of the yoga guru. "He (Ramdev) takes the names of revolutionaries but his deeds are shameful especially when he wore the clothes of a woman," he told reporters on Sunday....
  • Faith across frontiers in Srinagar 16-02-2007 04:49 PM

    It's festival time again and devotees across countries are flocking to the Shankaracharya temple in Srinagar. ...