Emphasising that India safeguards all religions, the Indian envoy at the UN, TS Tirumurti, slammed Islamabad government over the vandalization of Hindu Temples in Pakistan. During the UN meeting on January 21, Tirumurti also criticized Pakistan for selective implementation of laws… read-more
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Hearing the Hindu temple vandalisation case, the Pakistan Supreme Court has directed the authorities to restore the Shri Paramhansji Maharaj’s Samadhi and the Krishna Dwara Mandir. The Court ordered the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province government to complete the restoration in two weeks. Taking suo-motto cognizance of the case, the Court also said that the incident has brought “international shame to Pakistan.” Moreover, the SC also sought for… read-more
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The prestigious Shree Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar has reopened for servitors after being shut for nine months owing to the pandemic. The temple authorities said that the local people would be allowed from January 3 and the outsiders can visit from January 6. Besides, the temple would remain closed on January 1 and January 2 to avoid the rush. Meanwhile, a COVID-negative report is mandatory to visit the temple.
After adhering to COVID-19 precautionary protocols, Mathura's Banke Bihari temple re-opened on October 25 for the devotees. Police have been deployed in the temple to ensure the devotees adhering to the regulations. The temple which was shut on March 22 due to the pandemic, was reopened on October 15 assenting the court's order. However, the temple manager shut it again on October 19 as were unable to control the crowd.
Temples in Northern Karnataka offering marijuana to its devotees. The plight came into light after the recent arrest of peddlers in the state’s film industry. Devotees from Sharana, Aruda, Shaptha and Avadhuta traditions consider marijuana as a sacred grass which shows the path to enlightenment and spirituality. Raichur SP Prakash Nityam said, “I’m not aware of this, but if we… read-more
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Stating that his government practices religious tolerance, Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao announced that the new secretariat complex will have a temple, two mosques, and a church. He said that the foundation stones for all of these will be laid soon after the end of the ensuing legislative session. He also called it as a symbol of "Ganga Jamuna Tehjeeb". The old secretariat in Telangana was brought down in July.
Shiv Sena leader Adesh Bandekar has been reappointed as chairman of Shri Siddhivinayak Temple Trust for the next three years. The post given to the leader would be equivalent to that of Minister of State (MOS) in the Maharashtra government. The Shri Siddhivinayak Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is located in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi area and is one of the richest temple of the country.
Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi condemned the demolition of a temple and mosque which happened along with the demolition of the Telangana Secretariat building, demanding the arrest of the contractor involved. "We expect the mosque to be built in the exact same place where it once stood and the Chief Minister to speak to the representatives and meet our expectations and emotions about the mosque," said the MP.
A 500-year-old temple in Odisha, which had submerged during floods in 1933, has been spotted again in the Mahanadi river. According to locals, the temple top was first spotted around 11 years ago.
ÔÇ£The temple is in a good state and it should be re-established as we have the technology,ÔÇØ said Anil Kumar Dhir, Cheif of the archeological survey team.