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Temple Attacks: ISKCON Kolkata Members Protest Outside Bangladesh Deputy High Commission

Several temples and Durga puja pandals have come under attack in Bangladesh over the past few days, triggering clashes and tension.

18 October 2021

Police Register Temple Desecration Case In J&K's Anantnag District, Matter To Be Probed

Anantnag Deputy Commissioner Piyush Singla said the culprits will be punished and no one will be allowed to harm social and communal harmony.


Krishna’s Messiah: ISKCON Founder, Srila Prabhupada's 125th Birth Anniversary

The Government of India will release a commemorative coin of the value Rs 125 in the honour of the founding Acarya of ISKCON. A booklet on the contributions and achievements of Srila Prabhupada will be featured with each...


Operating Rights Of Temples Should Be Given To Hindus: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

Speaking at the annual Vijayadashmi address RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the temples of south India are fully controlled by the state governments, while in the rest of the country some are managed by the government,...

15 October 2021

Mysore Temple Demolition Puts Karnataka BJP Government In A Fix

Hindu groups target Basavaraj Bommai government over implementation of Supreme Court order to raze illegal buildings.


Research Scholar Finds 1509 AD Stone Inscription At Karnataka's Temple

The date mentioned on the inscription is Tuesday, Jyeshta month of the Hindu calendar of Shalivahana Shaka 1434.

04 August 2021

Famous Temples See Massive Pilgrim Footfall, Covid Fears Knock At Himachal Doors

A let-off in Covid cases since the peak of the second wave has already seen a big spike in tourist inflow to the state over the past couple of months, a trend referred to as ‘revenge travel’.

10 October 2021

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Ujjain Temple Stampede: No Social Distancing, Devotees Injured After VIP Visit

The incident occurred in Mahakaleshwar Siva Temple in Ujjain on Monday after the arrival of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan caused a commotion.

27 July 2021

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25 June 2021
Wrath Of The Pandemic

Wrath Of The Pandemic

The juggernaut is subdued, again. Puri will see only a scaled-down rath yatra, with complete Covid protocol. Devotees will be mostly watching on TV. Smaller...


07 May 2021
OMG! Locked In Again

OMG! Locked In Again

Two dozen priests test positive at Jagannath. And the portals close to the devotees. The idea is to ensure the rath yatra—the ‘juggernaut’—goes off...


15 April 2021
Bengali New Year

Bengali New Year

West Bengal: People offering prayers at the Kalighat Kali Temple in Kolkata as the Bengali New Year begins today.


09 April 2021
Sharp End Of A Poll Spear

Sharp End Of A Poll Spear

Demand for freeing temples from state control gains currency in poll season


28 March 2021
Pakistan: Complaint Filed Against Hindu Temple’s Security Staff For Stopping Devotees From Praying

Pakistan: Complaint Filed Against Hindu Temple’s Security Staff For Stopping Devotees From Praying

Stopping the worshippers from religious rituals in mandir (temple) is against the law of the land, the complainants said in their application.


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25 March 2021
Amritsar: Devotees Offer Liquor At Baba Rode Shah Shrine, Flout Covid-19 Norms

Amritsar: Devotees Offer Liquor At Baba Rode Shah Shrine, Flout Covid-19 Norms

The uniqueness of this shrine is that only liquor is accepted as offerings from the devotees.


19 March 2021
Back To Normal? Well, Almost

Back To Normal? Well, Almost

It’s one year since Atlas shrugged, and our planet turned upside down. Have we come back to the way we were? Has India, finally, ‘Uncovided’ itself?


31 January 2021
ASI Unearths Ancient Odisha Structure Linked To Oldest Temple; Groups Rally For Heritage Preservation

ASI Unearths Ancient Odisha Structure Linked To Oldest Temple; Groups Rally For Heritage Preservation

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan wrote to the Culture Minister on Saturday urging him to intervene in the preservation of the 'invaluable' remains...


27 December 2020
Amit Shah Offers Prayers At Assam's Kamakhya Temple

Amit Shah Offers Prayers At Assam's Kamakhya Temple

The Union Home Minister also launched four development projects in Assam as part of his three-day visit to the northeast


14 December 2020
Nod To Ordinance For Committee To Look After Lingaraj Temple

Nod To Ordinance For Committee To Look After Lingaraj Temple

A special law Lingaraj Temple management will ensure its better functioning, quality facilities to the pilgrims, devotees and worshipers.


18 November 2020
Stolen Idols Of Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita Returned To Tamil Nadu

Stolen Idols Of Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita Returned To Tamil Nadu

India Pride Project had informed the High Commission last year about the missing artefacts


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13 November 2020
Gongs And Bells

Gongs And Bells

Faith or health? States everywhere have been chary of reopening temples. But priests in Odisha start a unique protest…. Their dilemma is different: health or...


07 November 2020
Why Can’t Muslims Pray At Temples And Hindus At Mosques?

Why Can’t Muslims Pray At Temples And Hindus At Mosques?

Ironically, inter-faith worship and scriptural readings have often transcended the boundaries of religion and caste in India


24 October 2020
Farooq Abdullah Prays For Peace At Durga Nag Temple In Jammu & Kashmir

Farooq Abdullah Prays For Peace At Durga Nag Temple In Jammu & Kashmir

Want Kashimiri Pandits to return home, says National Conference leader


23 October 2020
Cross-Currents In Festival Circuit

Cross-Currents In Festival Circuit

To open up or not? As the season of festivals comes knocking and the pandemic lurches on, parties play games over the vital question of safety.


02 September 2020
Long Wait For Booze Lovers In Himachal Finally Over, Temples Wait For SOPs

Long Wait For Booze Lovers In Himachal Finally Over, Temples Wait For SOPs

As the nation is set to embark on Phase-4 of unlocking, Himachal Pradesh is set to welcome tourists in large numbers.


08 August 2020
Kashi, Mathura Next? A Petition In SC Against Place Of Worship Act 1991 Sparks Fears Of Ayodhya Replay

Kashi, Mathura Next? A Petition In SC Against Place Of Worship Act 1991 Sparks Fears Of Ayodhya Replay

With renewed calls by some Hindu fringe groups for ‘reclaiming’ temples in Kashi and Mathura getting shriller, there is growing apprehension in...


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