Category Articles: Religious

Shravan 2018 in Gujarat from August 12

July 31, 2018
Shravan 2018 in Gujarat from August 12

Gandhinagar: Auspicious Shravan month in Gujarat will begin from August 12 this year. Some of major festivals during the month will include Janmashtami, Raksha Bandhan, Nag Panchami, Shitla Satam, Durgashtami, Dashama vrat and Shivratri. Apart from this, the holidays of Independence Day, Pateti, Bakra Eid will also come in this period. Shravan is considered a holy month dedicated to bhakti, puja, archana of Hindu Gods. Mondays during Shravan are considered most auspicious. Devotees visit Shiv...Read More

Dhwaj dand and top of Shamlaji Mandir to be converted golden

July 30, 2018
Dhwaj dand and top of Shamlaji Mandir to be converted golden

Himmatnagar: Dhwaj dand and top of Shamlaji temple located in tribal belt of North Gujarat will soon be converted golden. A group of devotees from Nadiad and Surat have last week presented 600 gram gold to convert Dhwaj dand(top most part of the temple) and top part of Shikhar golden. Shamlaji temple has already converted the doors of Garbha griha of temple silver in the past. DeshGujaratRead More

No murti visarjan in Sursagar lake this year in Vadodara

July 26, 2018
No murti visarjan in Sursagar lake this year in Vadodara

Vadodara: The city of Vadodara which is in a way the capital of Ganesh Utsav festivities in Gujarat will see a change in location of Ganesh murti Visarjan this year. As per the notification issued by city police commissioner Anupamsingh Gehlot, immersion in Sursagar lake will not be allowed this year. The notification also says that the allowed height of murti as well as tajiya for upcoming festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi and Muharram will be maximum 9 ft if made from paper. For thermocol ...Read More

141st Rath-yatra concluded peacefully, Lord Jagannath returns Nij-Mandir with brother and sister but will spend night out-side

July 14, 2018

Ahmedabad: The 141st rath yatra (chariot procession) of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra from historic Jagannath temple in Ahmedabad which started this morning amid unprecedented security and chants of Jai Ranchhod Makhanchor and Jai Jagannath after the traditional Pahind Vidhi (the ritual of cleaning the route of procession in the temple premises in the morning before its start with golden broom) by chief minister Vijay Rupani and Dy CM Nitin Patel ended peac...Read More

Mumbai based doctor girl to leave worldly life to become monk in Surat

July 14, 2018
Mumbai based doctor girl to leave worldly life to become monk in Surat

Surat: Mumbai based Dr. Hinakumari Hingad will leave worldly life to become monk on July 18 in Surat. Dr. Hinakumari is gold medalist doctor. She passed her MBBS from Ahmednagar University. She is into medical practice for last three years. She has walked one thousands km with Jain Acharya Shrimad Vijay Yashovarma Surishwarji Maharaj. Hinakumari is elder most among six sisters. Her diksha mahotsav will be held on July 18 in Vijayalakshmi hall near Jolly Residency. Her varshidan proce...Read More

141st Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Ahmedabad amid unprecedented security, CM,Dy CM use golden brooms for Pahind ritual

July 14, 2018
141st Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Ahmedabad amid unprecedented security, CM,Dy CM use golden brooms for Pahind ritual

Ahmedabad: Amid unprecedented security, the 141st annual Jagannath Rath Yatra here started at 7 this morning with Pahind Vidhi by CM Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel in the Jagannath temple in Jamapur area of the city. Earlier BJP president Amit Shah participated in the Mangla Aarti in the temple early morning at 4am. The eyes of the 3 main deities Lord Jagannath, elder brother Balbhadra and sister Subhadra tied with cloth stips two days ago during Netrotsav ritual wer...Read More

Photos and video from a day ahead of Rath Yatra 2018 in Ahmedabad

July 13, 2018

Ahmedabad: In pics: A group of Muslims present memento and offer garland to Mahant of Jagannath mandir Shri Dilipdasji Maharaj in Ahmedabad ahead of Rath Yatra   In pics: Israeli drones, helium balloon attached camera, CCTV camera network and video wall, some of new additions by Gujarat Police this year for security vigil over Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad In pics: Jay Amit Shah visits Jagannath temple on eve of Rath Yatra. His fa...Read More

16 bombs, pistol found on the roof-top of bootlegger in Ahmedabad on Rath-yatra eve

July 13, 2018
16 bombs, pistol found on the roof-top of bootlegger in Ahmedabad on Rath-yatra eve

Ahmedabad: A day before the 141st Rath-yatra in the city, police today recovered 16 crude bombs and a rifle from the roof-top of the house of notorious bootlegger Shafiq Sanghi alias Guddu near Rajpur toll-point in Gomatinagar area. 'A 32 bore pistol and 16 bombs, some bottles and kerosene were found during a search at around mid-night,' PI Gomatipur C B Tandel said today. Sanghi and another person have been detained in this regard. Meanwhile, the FSL team dur...Read More

Israeli Drone Guard for Ahmedabad Rath Yatra capable of tracking any suspicious drone/low flying object and crash-land it

July 12, 2018
Israeli Drone Guard for Ahmedabad Rath Yatra capable of tracking any suspicious drone/low flying object and crash-land it

Gandhinagar: The drone guard system of Israel to be used for the first time in the security of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra (Chariot Procession) in Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat - the home state of PM Narendra Modi, on July 14 is capable of detecting any drone or other low flying object with potential danger and stopping/force returning/crash landing it. Minister of State for Home in Gujarat Pradipsinh Jadeja today informed this. The 141st Rath Yatra to start fr...Read More

RSS Chief Bhagwat offers prayers at Somnath temple

July 12, 2018
RSS Chief Bhagwat offers prayers at Somnath temple

Somnath: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat today offered prayers at Somnath temple here. Bhagwat, who is in the coastal pilgrimage town of Gujarat to participate in All India Pracharaks Meet of the RSS, arrived at the temple in the morning and was received and welcomed by temple trust chairman Keshubhai Patel. The RSS Chief performed Gangajal Abhishek, Mahapuja and Dhawjapuja. He along with Keshubhai also offered floral tribute to Sardar Patel at his Statue in the temple premises...Read More

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