Category Articles: Religious

Somnath temple to remain open for 22 hours due to Lunar eclipse on August 7

July 12, 2017
Somnath temple to remain open for 22 hours due to Lunar eclipse on August 7

Somnath: Jyotirlinga Somnath mandir will remain open for darshan continuously for 22 hours on 7th of August due to Chandra Grahan. It is happening after 26 years that Chandra Grahan will take place on Shravan sudh punam day of Gujarati Hindu calendar. The grahan will take place in Shravan nakshatra and Makar rashi in the month of Shravan. As per a verse in Skanda Purana, this is believed rare occurrence. As per a shloka in Skanda Purana, happening of Saraswati, Samudra, Somvar, Chandrag...Read More

CM dedicates Swaminarayan general hospital of Vadtal Dham

July 09, 2017
CM dedicates Swaminarayan general hospital of Vadtal Dham

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani today dedicated Swaminarayan general hospital providing services free of cost at Vadtal Dham in the presence of senior saints and the acharya of the LaxmiNarayn Dev Gadi Rakeshprasadji Maharaj. During the celebration of rich tradition of Guru Purnima Mr. Rupani said that the duty of state government is to perform for the people. He said that the organization shall plan for a 500-bed hospital and a collage for which State Government would provi...Read More

Somnath Trust gives Shravan gift to permanent employees, pay hike by upto Rs 11,000

July 04, 2017
Somnath Trust gives Shravan gift to permanent employees, pay hike by upto Rs 11,000

Somnath: In a gift of sorts to its over 130 permanent employees just before the holy month of Shravan, the Somnath temple trust has increased their salaries and has also agreed to their other long-standing demands. AGM (Administration) of the trust Ashwinbhai Jani today said that the tri-annual wage settlement agreement between the temple trust and the union was signed in presence of Labour commissioner Junagadh yesterday. Trustee secretary P K Lahiri was also present along with...Read More

PM Modi release Rs 150 and 10 coin and Rs 5 special postal stamp on Shrimad Rajchandraji

June 29, 2017

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released two commemorative coins and a special postal stamp on Shrimad Rajchandraji, on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary. One coin of Rs 150 denominations was meant for collectors and the other of Rs 10 was for normal circulation. The postal stamp was of Rs five denominations. Addressing a function organized at the Gaushala ground close to Sabarmati Ashram of Sabarmati Ashram of Gandhi, which was also visited by PM Modi on the...Read More

Amid auspicious ‘Ami Chhatna’ 140th rath-yatra concludes peacefully,Lord to wait for entry into temple till tomorrow

June 25, 2017
Amid auspicious ‘Ami Chhatna’ 140th rath-yatra concludes peacefully,Lord to wait for entry into temple till tomorrow

Ahmedabad: The commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG) have been put on stand-to for use in case of need during the 140 th rath yatra of the historic Jagannath temple here, and this is first time ever that NSG have been involed in security of the famous chariot procession which draws crowds of lakhs of people and passes through sensitive routes. IG of police J K Bhatt today confirmed that NSG have been kept on 'stand to' for use in case of any emergency if needed. 'NSG is nev...Read More

140th Rath Yatra commences from Jagannath temple Ahmedabad

June 25, 2017
140th Rath Yatra commences from Jagannath temple Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Rath Yatra of this year in the city commenced from Jagannath temple in Jamalpur area today morning with pahid vidhi performed by Chief Minister as per the ritual in presence of Mahant Dilipdasji Maharaj, deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, Shri Dhanraj Parimal Nathwani and Trustee Mahendra Jha. Early in the morning BJP national president Amit Shah joined Mangala aarti at Jagannath Mandir along with his wife. Shah regularly attends Mangala aarti at this mandir on Rath Yatra morning ever...Read More

CM inspects preparations of Rathyatra at Jagannath Temple of Ahmedabad

June 24, 2017
CM inspects preparations of Rathyatra at Jagannath Temple of Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Nitinbhai Patel today performed holy aarti of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and their sister Subhadra at Jagannath Temple of Ahmedabad prior to 140th Rath Yatra commencing on June 25, 2017. They inquired about the details of preparations of the Rath Yatra from the trustee of Temple Mr. Mahendra Jha and Dilipdas Ji Maharaj. Mr. Rupani said that this is a festival of each and every person of the society. This is the b...Read More

On Rath-yatra eve offering from PM Modi reaches Jagannath temple

June 24, 2017
On Rath-yatra eve offering from PM Modi reaches Jagannath temple

Ahmedabad: On the eve of the 140 th Rath Yatra (Chariot procession) of Lord Jangannath from the historic temple in Jamalpur here, 'offerings' from Prime Minister Narendra Modi were today offered to the lord while State Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki, leader of opposition Shankersinh Vaghela and others performed the traditional ritual of 'Rath Puja' in presence of other prominent Congress leaders. Temple trustee Mahendra Jha said that the traditional offering (prasad) of gree...Read More

Password protected lockers with charging facility for mobile phones to open at Somnath

June 24, 2017
Password protected lockers with charging facility for mobile phones to open at Somnath

Somnath: Visitors at Somnath mandir will have new option to keep their mobile phone safe outside. For security reasons, one can not take mobile phone inside the Somnath temple campus. At present there's a facility of general locker room in which people put their mobile phones. While the present facility is safe and there has been never a complain regarding it, Shri Somnath Trust in order to offer even better facility is going to open a new password protected digital locker setup in which you ...Read More

Netrotsav puja performed ahead of Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

June 23, 2017
Netrotsav puja performed ahead of Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Two days prior to the 140th rath-yatra (chariot procession), the netrotsav pujan of Lord Jagannath along with brother Bhalbhadra and sister Subhadra on their symbolic return from Mosal (uncle's place) after a fortnight long stay there was performed in the historic Jagannath temple in Jamalpur area here today. Meanwhile a grand security rehearsal on the yatra route was also conducted this morning. According to religious belief, it is said that the eyes of the three deities get af...Read More

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