TEMPLES

  • Ram Temple should be birthday gift to Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Shiv Sena MPs 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena members in Lok Sabha on Monday sought rolling out of Uniform Civil Code, abrogation of Article 370 and construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya as a "birthday gift" to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee whose birth anniversary falls on December 25. Sena MP Arvind Sawant said...
  • Opposition parties slam UP Governor for Ram mandir remarks December 12, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has stoked controversy after he said that a Ram temple should be built at the site of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as per the wishes of the people of India. ...
  • Ram temple should be built at site of Babri Masjid: Ram Naik December 11, 2014

    Ayodhya: Even as a controversy rages over alleged reconversions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday sparked a fresh row when he said that a Ram temple should be built at the site of Babri Masjid as per the "wishes of Indian citizens". "Ram Mandir should be built as soon as...
  • A post office in Kerala which 'delivers' mails to God December 11, 2014

    Sabarimala (Kerala): It is a unique post office, and one of its main tasks is to deliver letters to God. Located near the famed Hindu temple at the Sabarimala hills, the post office may perhaps be the only one in the country which does not work round the year. It...
  • 'Far From The Madding Crowd' trailer: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts bring alive Thomas Hardy's classic love story November 25, 2014

    Directed by Thomas Vinterberg of 'The Hunt' fame, the film is a take on the classic Thomas Hardy novel, revolving around the protagonist Bathsheba Everdene and the three men in her life. ...
  • Thrilled to visit the Golden Temple: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley November 20, 2014

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks about coming to India and what it meant to visit the Golden Temple. "I was thrilled to visit the Golden Temple," said Nikki Haley. ...
  • Ahead of President's visit, Vrindavan authorities grapple to deal with monkey menace November 14, 2014

    Mathura: To keep monkeys at bay during President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Banke Behari temple in Vrindavan on November 16, the district administration had decided to deploy langurs but it had to abort the plan following outcry from wildlife activists. "We have decided to withdraw services of langurs as it...
  • Fireworks, lighting at Amritsar's Golden Temple October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, was lighted up on Thursday in festive spirit in this Sikh holy city in Punjab. Fireworks display and millions of lights around the whole complex saw thousands of devotees turning up for the occasion. The day is celebrated in...
  • Gurdwara closed in Belgium for harbouring illegal immigrants October 22, 2014

    London: A Gurdwara in Belgium would be shut for a month for allegedly harbouring 11 illegal Indian immigrants, including a minor, authorities said while ordering their deportation. During a recent police raid, eleven illegal immigrants were found in the cellars of an empty building in the town of Vilvoorde. "This is the...
  • Shirdi Saibaba temple gets over Rs 4.10 crore donation in 3 days October 5, 2014

    Shirdi: Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust has received donations worth over Rs 4.10 crore, including cash and jewellery in the last three days, officer bearers of the Trust said. "As many as 1.70 lakh devotees from different parts of the country visited the shrine to take 'darshan' of Saibaba in the...
  • Temples for Bollywood stars, 'havans' for cricketers, 'jugaad': 19 indigenous things only an Indian can appreciate October 3, 2014

    Indians use toffees as currency and do not take the plastic covers off new car seats until they start looking old and haggard as the plastic wears out. And once that happens they put huge towels on the seats to keep it from getting dirty.There are things that makes sense only...
  • Bihar temple purification case: Villagers attack probe team October 1, 2014

    Patna/Madhubani: Angry villagers on Wednesday allegedly attacked Darbhanga Divisional Commissioner Vandana Kini and zonal IG AK Ambedkar, who had gone to Madhubani district to probe whether a village temple located there was washed after the visit of Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, police said. Two police personnel were injured in...
  • Temple was washed after I visited it, says Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi September 29, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has alleged discrimination against Mahadalits as a temple in Madhubani was washed and purified after he visited it. "A deep-rooted bias prevails against Mahadalits and those from the down-trodden sections of society....I have myself been a victim of caste bias," he said at a...
  • China's Buddhist temple receives holy relic from Thailand September 24, 2014

    Beijing: More than 100 Buddhist monks arrived at China's oldest Buddhist temple to present a precious sarira gifted by Thailand, authorities said. The sarira, a bead-shaped object said to be collected from the ashes of the Buddha, will be placed in a Thai-style garden at the 1,946-year-old Baima temple in Luyong...
  • Padmanabhaswamy temple audit to take 56 months: Vinod Rai September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The special audit of the properties of Kerala's famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, which is facing allegations of financial irregularities, is expected to be completed in the next five to six months. Former CAG Vinod Rai, who has been tasked with a special audit of the temple's properties, also said...
  • DDA proposes expansion plan for Lotus Temple complex in Delhi September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The DDA has proposed an expansion of the Lotus Temple for building training facilities for youth in the campus. The decision was taken during an authority meeting of the DDA at the Raj Niwas, under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, chairman of the Delhi Development Authority....
  • Golden Temple inspires US students to organise langar September 18, 2014

    Washington: Inspired by the "langar" of the Golden Temple, where they visited early this year, a group of US students are organising their free meal day at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Students of the University of Michigan who are back in Ann Arbor after their summer trip...
  • Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath passes away September 13, 2014

    Gorakhpur: Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath, who had been in the forefront of the movement for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, died on Friday night after prolonged illness. He was 95. Avaidyanath, also a former MLA, had been ailing for the past few months and was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon....
  • 95 fall ill in Bihar after eating 'prasad' September 12, 2014

    Patna: At least 95 people, including children, were taken ill after eating 'prasad', food offered to deities in temples in Bihar on Friday, an official said. The incident took place in Darbhanga district's Bahadurpur block, about 200 km away. The medical condition of 20 of the 95 affected was stated to be...
  • Complete Sun Temple beautification work before festival: Dharmendra Pradhan September 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asked the Archaeological Survey of India and the Puri district administration to complete beautification work of the Sun Temple at Konark before the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannth next year. Pradhan gave the direction after visiting the temple and reviewing the progress of...
  • Modi government will clear hurdles for building Ayodhya Ram temple: Muralidhar Rao September 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: The BJPled NDA government's immediate priority is to ensure that the economic parameters of the country are improved, though issues such as Ram Janmabhoomi are still on the agenda, the party's national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao said on Saturday. "We want to solve all the issues as early...
  • Photo: The New Yorker has the perfect tribute in cartoon for comedy legend Joan Rivers September 6, 2014

    Joan Rivers, the sassy, sharptongued comedy legend who jokingly wrote about wanting an elaborate funeral, will be laid to rest in a private service on Sunday. The New York City Medical Examiner's Office said on Friday that after an initial examination, further tests were needed to determine the cause of...
  • Mahatma Gandhi, Chinese Kali, and a Sachin Tendulkar temple: 10 unusual temples in India for the unconventional Indian gods September 2, 2014

    The spiritual land of India has a temple for every God we worship. The list of Gods is endless and so is the count of temples in India. Have you heard of the strange and mysterious temples in India like the one dedicated to a motorcycle? Did you also know...
  • 'I am Modi, you are Mori!' PM to Kinkakuji temple monk August 31, 2014

    Kyoto: "I am Modi and you are Mori!" This is how Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the head monk of a Buddhist temple in Kyoto on Sunday. Modi, who looked dapper in a white kurta pyjama and bandhgala, spent some time with the 83yearold head priest Yasu Nagamori of Kinkakuji...
  • Modi lauds Kyoto as heritage city, says India plans to unite culture and technology too August 31, 2014

    Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the second day of his Japan trip by visiting the Toji temple a UNESCO world heritage site along with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. On Saturday, Modi and Abe signed the KashiKyoto agreement. The agreement is aimed at using the Kyoto model for developing Varanasi, Modi's...
  • 70yearold priest rapes minor girls inside temple premises August 29, 2014

    Mehrauli: In a shocking incident, a 70yearold priest was arrested from SouthWest Delhi's Mehrauli for allegedly raping two minor girls on Janmashtami. The priest raped the girls aged 6 and 8 inside the temple premises. He was arrested on the day the crime was committed. ...
  • RSS publishes Swamy's letter outlining action plan to rebuild Ram temple in Ayodhya August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'organizer' on Saturday published a letter written by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy outlining an action plan to rebuild the Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party's commitment to the electorate. The letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined an...
  • 'Mardaani' actress Rani Mukerji's arrival at Kolkata's Kalighat temple creates mass frenzy August 20, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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 August 17, 2014

    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...