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In a circular issued to the Chief Secretary, District Magistrates and District Police Chiefs, the Deputy Chief Controller of Explosives and the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) said that most temples in Kerala were conducting fireworks display violating all provisions of Explosives Rule ...
C.B. Vedamurthy, Superintendent of Police, Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement, said on Tuesday that the construction of a parallel temple, with the name of Danagunda Ammamalasavari, had been stopped at Kotathattu village in Udupi district. The Karnataka Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (DSS) had objected ...

Minister Kadakampalli Surendran releasing the Book "Padmanabhaswamy Temple Wealth of Heritage" published by 'The Hindu' by handing over a copy to Princess Ashwathi Thirunal Gouri Lakshmi Bayi of the Travancore Royal Family before the temple in Thiruvananthapuram | Photo Credit: S. Mahinsha.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who was on a one-day visit to Rameswaram on Monday, offered worship at Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple, visited the 'House of Kalam', the residence of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and Arichamuni, the south-eastern tip of Dhanushkodi. The Governor, accompanied ...
The volume has articles, accompanied by brilliant pictures, on the traditions associated with the temple, its rich history, its amazing architectural splendour and the many rituals and festivities associated with it. The collector's item also has a portfolio of photographs, including a few rare ones, from The Hindu ...
Some 5,000 devotees attended the ceremony, also called Kumbabishegam - a Hindu temple ritual that homogenises, synergises and unites the mystic powers of the temple and its deities. It is widely celebrated as a festival among temples of the South Indian tradition. Minister for Law and Home Affairs K.

Patna, India: Villagers in a Bihar hamlet wake up every morning to the sounds of bells coming from a local temple. They have been doing this for several decades -- the bell chimes and they run out of their beds to prepare for the day. This is their daily routine. However, what is unusual here is that the bell ...
The temple is expected to be constructed by 2020 in the capital's Al Rahba area and will be modelled on other shrines built by the organisation, particularly the Akshardham temple in New Delhi. Abu Dhabi's first Hindu temple will be inspired by temples like the Akshardham shrine in New Delhi. Hemant ...
The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is both honoured and humbled to have been invited and entrusted to design, construct and manage the Temple by the rulers of the UAE and the Government of India," he said. The temple in the UAE would be unique, he said and among the 1,200 temples managed by ...
Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnana Muneeswarar Temple (AVGMT) in Sengkang has reopened after a year-long renovation. Costing over $4 million, the renovation of the temple includes a new facade, upgraded facilities and a multi-purpose hall. AVGMT is an amalgamation of three Hindu temples - the Arulmigu ...
The Veera Vasantha Rayar Mandapam at the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is being assessed by structural engineers in order to bring it back to its original form at the earliest, an official from the temple administration said here on Sunday. A fire broke out on February 2 at the eastern entrance of the ...
Prime Minister NarendraModi today officially launched a project for the construction of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, describing the holy place as a "catalytic agent" of humanity and harmony that will become a medium of India's ... "We have grown in a culture where temples are a medium of humanity.
Describing the visit of Congress president Rahul Gandhi to various temples in the State as 'religious tourism', Railway Minister Piyush Goyal wondered why Mr. Gandhi was visiting temples only ahead of the Assembly elections. Addressing presspersons here on Sunday, he said Mr. Gandhi had started ...
While the UAE already has two Hindu temples in Dubai, a spokesperson from Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) said the temple in Abu Dhabi will be the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East. BAPS manages almost 1,200 temples in India, UK, the US, ...
A division bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and R. Tharani suggested prohibition of carrying cell phones into the temple. Instead, a vault could be put up for devotees to keep their cell phones, similar to the practice in other major temples across India, the court said. But temple officials could be exempted ...
BJP MP from Gujarat tweets images of a temple that is actually in the US and later deletes it. New Delhi: BJP MP Vinod Chawda tweeted a picture Friday of what he believed would be the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. The lawmaker from Kachchh in Gujarat tweeted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ...
By 2020, UAE's Abu Dhabi will be hosting the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East which will be hand carved and crafted by temple artisans in India and assembled in the UAE. The architecture will be inspired by the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi, reported The National newspaper on ...

Abu Dhabi: The generous gift of land for a Hindu temple by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces, is a strong reaffirmation of the UAE's cultural and spiritual inclusiveness and spirit of tolerance, ...
"I want to give special gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed for his generosity and graciousness in providing a very large tract of land for this temple. I am pretty confident that once this temple comes up, it will be a beacon not only of Indian culture here but also the UAE's own spirit of tolerance that ...
Come Saturday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in the UAE on a short two-day visit. He will meet the rulers, community members, businessmen and will be guest of honour at the World government Summit. Modi will also be laying the foundation stone for Abu Dhabi's first Hindu temple through ...
The opposition in Fiji is calling on the police commissioner to inform the public on the status of investigations into attacks on Hindu temples. The Tirath Dham temple in Nadi was vandalised just before Christmas and there have been other attacks on temples near Suva, the latest just last month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of a temple in Abu Dhabi during his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the External Affairs ... be a special event, which will be the laying of the foundation stone of a Hindu temple," said Mridul Kumar, Joint Secretary in charge of the gulf region.
About 300 men and women from organisations like Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Temple Protection Committee, Anithu Ina Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam and ... C. Sasiraman, district president, said shops on the temple premises must be removed. The HR and CE department was using temples as 'property.
With dispute prevailing over the conduct of temple festival at Marisi Amman Temple at Nallur in Punjai Puliyampatti in Sathyamangalam, revenue officials sealed it on Sunday. The temple belongs to a particular community who were offering prayers for over 50 years. A person belonging to another ...
Devotees of a temple on Gandhi Road here were in for a shock on Monday as news broke out that police had seized a ganja (cannabis) plant from the premises on Sunday. Usually, this temple attracts a large number of devotees every Monday. Legend has it that the presiding deity would help devotees ...
SILVER SPRING TWP, Pa. (WHTM) - Plans to build a Hindu temple in Silver Spring Township have stirred controversy among some neighbors. ABC27 received multiple calls from residents concerned about the site's location on North Locust Point Road. "This is a pretty quiet road," said Rachel Miller, who ...
The previous consecration was performed in 1999. According to an official in the Hindu religious and Charitable Endowments Department, the presiding deity is a 'swayambu lingam' and was shifted to the present temple 100 years ago. The temple was rebuilt in 1788 funded by Dubash Kandappa ...
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi during his visit to West Asia from February 9-12 when he will visit ... The UAE government had announced it was allocating land in Abu Dhabi to build a temple during Modi's first visit to the emirates in 2015 and ...
"We really got the idea going in 1994 to have a temple, a place of worship for Hindus," said Prakash Babu, Indian American chairman of the board that oversees the Hindu temple of Central Illinois. "People were gathering in each other's homes and praying, but it made sense to build this facility.".
Dubai/Abu Dhabi: A commencement ceremony of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will be held during the visit of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February, gulf News has learnt. Modi will witness the ceremony which will be live-streamed to the community members during a reception for the ...
"There are no listings or data about the rare artisans of Hindu temples in India. These master craftsmen are in demand all over the world but we have somehow failed to protect their interests and rights," Rahul Easwar added. Meanwhile, the Sridurka Hindu temple management has denied the allegations.
A large number of devotees from different parts of the western districts participated in the trial run of the new wooden car of Arulmigu Sugavaneswarar Temple here on Monday. The car festival of the temple was not held for the last two years, as the old car had worn out. Special yagasala pujas in connection ...
The Johor Sultan, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar (4th from left) has stepped in as peacekeeper to allay fears of devotees upset with the controversial demolition of an 80-year-old Hindu temple, said to be built illegally on private land. Pic by NSTP/ courtesy of SULTAN IBRAHIM SULTAN ISKANDAR ...
A Hindu community in Cambridge is running into trouble as it tries to build a new temple for itself. The Cambridge Hindu Society currently operates out of a 2,100-square-foot building on Old Mill Road. Nearly 20 years ago, the organization bought a parcel of land at Cherry Blossom Road and Boxwood ...
The president of the Cambridge Hindu Society does not understand public resistance to a proposed new temple they want to build, but he's confident truth and love will win out. Dwarka Persaud tells the Mike Farwell Show on 570NEWS, they own a 2.24 acre parcel of land between the 401 and the Toyota ...
Kuala Lumpur: All Hindu temples must be closed for prayers for the duration of the lunar eclipse on Thaipusam Day on Jan 31, the Malaysia Hindu Sangam ... Temple in Batu caves on Thaipusam Day would proceed even during the period of the eclipse, which has raised a controversy among the Hindu ...
"This is practised by all Hindus in the country for hundreds of years," he said, adding that temples around the world, including those in India and Singapore, would also be observing the closure. This came in the wake of an announcement by the Sri Subramaniar Temple in Batu caves that it would stay open ...
The infuriated Phoenix couple, who declined to be named for fear of victimisation, believe officials at the Umgeni Road Hindu temple denied them permission due to their sexual orientation. They were allegedly told that such weddings could not be conducted at the temple. The couple, both aged 25, said ...
Last month, he wrote, comparing Jerusalem to the northern Indian city where a 16th-century mosque was demolished by right-wing Hindu mobs 25 years ago: "India should shift embassy from Tel Aviv to #Jerusalem. And also recognize that Temple Mount belongs to the only Jewish people. What Ayodhya ...
Real-estate investors Raxit and Ketki Shah donated $1 million to the Hindu Sri Lakshmi Narayan Temple, 6464 Sodom Hutchings Road, on Friday to improve the temple's facilities and infrastructure. "It is our responsibility to support those things that are most important to us. We are honored to provide an ...
The Dundee Hindu temple wishes the community a blessed and peaceful 2018. "We hope ... Donations, kavady and obayam payments will be collected over the 10 days of the festival at the Dundee Hindu temple. ... The payment for your obayam can be made at the temple during the 10 days of prayer.
Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin has called for calm following the demolition of a Hindu temple in Masai, Johor, yesterday. Khaled said the matter stemmed from a longstanding land dispute and his government would work out the "most reasonable and fairest solution". "Due to the seriousness ...
Dhanpal told the Bangalore Mirror that after he reported his discovery to the local archaeology department, experts visited the site and concluded that the ruins belonged to a temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Allalanatha, for which the region Allasandra was named. Experts found that the temple was ...
Lake in the Hills village officials have approved a proposal to operate a Hindu temple on roughly 2.4 acres formerly housing a church. Village officials last month authorized a conditional religious use for the building at 1300 Cunat Court, which is zoned as a multifamily dwelling district.
... official houses of prayer, the Hindu temple of Central Illinois also has hewed to age-old traditions that predate current languages. "Even today, everything is done in Sanskrit," Babu said. "The scriptures have been preserved through the ages from family to family to family." Even in this newest of temples, ...
The petitioner said in some of the temples no puja was performed and they were in a dilapidated condition. He said that under Section 97 A of the Tamil Nadu Hindu religious and Charitable Endowments Act, 1959, devaswom funds should be utilised for customary and religious ceremonies. But it was not ...
A 14-year-old boy was killed on Monday when an old coconut tree fell on him as he was making rounds of the Sri Bala Rajeswaraswami temple in Uploor village of Kammarpally mandal. The deceased, Mani, along with his elder brother Rahul and mother Rani, were making rounds around "garbhagudi".
Devotees visited the temples on Monday on the eve of the New Year and on Tuesday as it was full moon day. They made a beeline for the temples at the crack of dawn and the rush continued even after 6 p.m. on both days. T.M. Prasad, executive officer of the Chamundi Hills temple, told The Hindu on ...
Devotees queued up at the Sri Yoganarasimhaswamy Temple in Vijayanagar here early on Monday as the temple authorities distributed ladoos to mark the New Year. This year, the temple had proposed to distribute 2 lakh ladoos which had been prepared a team of 50 sweetmakers. The temple was ...
The city corporation and the Public Works Department (PWD) on Monday issued stop memo to the Althara Bhagavathy Temple Trust at Vellayambalam against the construction of a concrete extension to the temple, alleging encroachment upon the main road. The construction work on the concrete pillars ...


 

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