Temples

  • 'Mardaani' actress Rani Mukerji's arrival at Kolkata's Kalighat temple creates mass frenzy Yesterday

    Kolkata: It was not just another day for the locals, particularly the street urchins, scattered outside the sleepy Kalighat temple complex here. As word spread about Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji's visit, a huge mob descended from nowhere and chaos reigned. Her career might not be in top form at the moment,...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Praveen Togadia 3 days ago

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Praveen Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Togadia 4 days ago

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Pravin Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • Greenery depleting in Lord Krishna’s land Vrindavan 4 days ago

    As lakhs of pilgrims throng Lord Krishna temples in Mathura and Vrindavan on Janmashtami, many are lamenting the dwindling green cover in the region. The Braj Mandal, spread over roughly 150 km and stretching from Bateshwar to Kosi and from Bharatpur to Aligarh, is facing both rapid construction activity and illegal...
  • Deficiencies, inadequacies in the maintenance of Padamanabhaswamy temple records, says status report submitted in SC August 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Comptroller Auditor General Vinod Rai has submitted a status report on Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in the Supreme Court. The report says that there were deficiencies and inadequacies in the maintenance of temple records. The report said that the B chamber of the temple was opened about seven...
  • Wearing branded shoes and clothes, two men loot Rs 7.5 lakh from a temple in just 15 minutes August 13, 2014

    Wearing branded clothes and shoes, two members of a gang in Korba conducted a robbery at Sarvmangla Temple in just 15 minutes! According to a report published in Daily Bhaskar, the gang looted Rs 7.5 lakh from the temple. The incident has sent shock waves around the area. To catch the...
  • Fire breaks out in Mathura's ISKCON temple, many important documents destroyed August 7, 2014

    A fire broke out in the administrative complex of an ISKCON temple in Mathura on Wednesday night, destroying many important documents and items. Fire engines were immediately rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused after more than three hours of firefighting, according to fire officials. There was no casualty in...
  • Fire breaks out at ISKCON temple, no casualty reported August 7, 2014

    A fire broke out in the administrative complex of an ISKCON temple late Wednesday night destroying many important documents and items. Fire engines were immediately rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused after more than three hours of firefighting, according to fire officials. There was no casualty in the fire,...
  • Congress member rakes up issue of Narendra Modi not hosting Iftaar August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A Congress member in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday raked up the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi not hosting Iftaar this Ramzaan while noting that he had offered prayers in Nepal's famed Pashupatinath Temple. The member, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said while no one has any objection to...
  • Nepal visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers special prayers at Pashupatinath Temple August 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered special prayers at Nepal's famed centuries-old Pashupatinath Temple and "felt extremely blessed"."Felt extremely blessed on offering prayers at Pashupatinath Temple this morning," Modi tweeted after offering the puja at 5th century temple on the second and last day of his maiden trip to...
  • Narendra Modi offers special prayers at Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal August 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered special prayers at Nepal's famed centuries-old Pashupatinath Temple and "felt extremely blessed". A devout Hindu, 63-year-old Modi was at the temple of Lord Shiva for about 45 minutes on a 'Shravan ashtami' which is considered auspicious. "Felt extremely blessed on offering prayers at...
  • Five kanwarias killed as oil tanker rams into a tractor trolley August 4, 2014

    Five kanwarias were killed and over 36 injured on Monday when an oil tanker rammed into a tractor trolley carrying them in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur district, police said. All the deceased were going to visit a Lord Shiva temple to offer holy water. The tractor trolley carrying the devotees was headed...
  • Clean up India: Puri beach turned into a garbage dump, Jagannath Temple surrounded by trash August 4, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. CNN-IBN begins with focusing on the...
  • PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kathmandu's Pashupatinath temple August 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kathmandu's world-famous Pashupatinath temple on Monday on the second and final day of his visit to Nepal. Modi had made a special request that there should be no official either from the Nepal administration or from India accompanying him when he goes in for...
  • Narendra Modi to perform half-an-hour prayer at Pashupatinath temple August 2, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would perform a half-an-hour special prayer at the 5th century Pashupatinath temple here during his two-day visit to Nepal. He will perform the prayer at the main temple situated on the banks of river Bagmati on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Monday by giving a bath...
  • Mahabodhi now among India's richest temples July 31, 2014

    After Tirupati, Vaishno Devi and Shirdi Sai Baba temples, the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, Buddhism's holiest shrine, has become one of the richest temples in India, officials said on Thursday. The 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple's total income in 2013-14 was Rs.106 crore, the highest till date. It includes Rs.4.19 crore collected...
  • HSGMC leader Jhinda pays obeisance at Golden Temple July 28, 2014

    Amritsar Haryana SGPC leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda along with 34 members of the newly-formed ad hoc committee on Monday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. "Peace, religious harmony and sanctity of Sikh religion has to be followed strictly and nobody would be allowed to disturb the sanctity of any Gurdwara in...
  • UP: Section 144 imposed in Moradabad ahead of VHP plan of Jal Abhishek Kanth temple July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Vishwa Hindu Parishad's plan of 'Jal Abhishek' at a temple in Kanth area of Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, Section 144 has been imposed in the area from Friday. District Magistrate Deepak Agarwal said that Section 144 will be imposed in Moradabad till August 4. Agarwal said,...
  • Coimbatore: Explosive like object dug out near temple creates tension July 21, 2014

    Coimbatore: Recovery of a suspicious object, resembling an explosive, near the famous Bhadrakaliamman temple at Mettupalayam in Kerala created tension in the area, police said on Monday. The object, an ice cream ball filled with some powder and a few steel balls inside, surfaced when the workers...
  • President to worship at Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19 July 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: President Pranab Mukherjee, who will arrive in Kerala on a two day visit on Friday, will offer worship at the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19. On his arrival on July 18, he would attend the first convocation function of the Central University at Kasargod and also take...
  • First doppler radar to be put up in Tehri July 15, 2014

    A doppler radar, which was necessitated after the last year's natural calamity in Uttarakhand, will be put up in Tehri district to strengthen advance weather information gathering mechanism in the state. The radar, first in the state, will be put up near the high-altitude Surkanda Devi temple in the district with...
  • VHP leader Giriraj Kishore dies at age of 94 July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Giriraj Kishore, who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died on Sunday evening following prolonged illness. He was 94. "He was ailing for some time now. He died peacefully at the VHP headquarters in RK Puram at 9:15 PM," VHP Delhi unit...
  • Shankaracharya Swaroopanand takes on Sai Baba: Is it a battle for religious supremacy? July 4, 2014

    Questioning Shirdi Sai baba for being worshiped as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has said that Sai baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worship Allah, a man like that can never be a Hindu god." ...
  • Sai baba used to eat meat, how can he be called a Hindu god: Shankaracharya July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Questioning Shirdi Sai Baba's status as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati said that Sai Baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worshipped Allah, (and) a man like that can never be a Hindu god." He also claimed that the devotees of Sai Baba use pictures of...
  • 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...
  • Security alert in Varanasi after Rajdhani accident in Chhapra June 26, 2014

    Security alert has been issued in all ten districts of Varanasi zone after reports emerged that sabotage by Maoists could be behind the derailment of Rajdhani Express at Chhapra in Bihar on Wednesday. UP Director General of Police (DGP) AL Bannerji held a meeting with Varanasi Zone IG Prakash D and...
  • From Golden Temple to Delhi, Punjab families pray for Iraq hostages June 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Scores of families and relatives of men from Punjab who have been held hostage or are stuck in strife-torn Iraq are offering prayers and reaching out to officials and ministers to ensure the safe return of their loved ones. At least 40 Indian construction workers, mostly from Punjab, have been...
  • Kerala: College magazine with anti-Modi remarks withdrawn June 16, 2014

    Guruvayur: Faced with legal action and protests from BJP, the Sree Krishna College here on Monday withdrew its campus magazine which contained unsavoury remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A meeting of the College Staff Council, which took the decision, also decided to recall the copies of the magazine already...
  • Kedarnath temple committee unhappy with ASI restoration work June 16, 2014

    The Kedarnath temple committee has expressed dissatisfaction over the restoration work being carried out by ASI at the shrine which was damaged in last year's flash floods in Uttarakhand, but the government agency has squarely rejected these claims. Ganesh Godiyal, president of Badri Kedar Temple Committee, has said that the Archaeological...
  • Girl found hanging from tree committed suicide: Police June 16, 2014

    The identity of the girl whose body was found hanging from a tree in Aligarh has been ascertained with police on Monday saying that her death was a case of suicide. The body was found hanging from a tree yesterday near Kherashwar temple in the Lodha area in Aligarh. Police said...