Category Articles: Religious

PM takes spiritual break, takes 2 km trek to a solitary cave near Kedarnath

May 18, 2019
PM takes spiritual break, takes 2 km trek to a solitary cave near Kedarnath

Rudraprayag: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a spiritual break, starting Saturday, a day after his hectic campaigning for the 2019 general elections came to an end. Modi offered obeisance at the Kedarnath temple and also reviewed ongoing development projects. Dressed in a traditional pahari outfit, Mr Modi offered obesiance at the temple for around half-an-hour and mingled with the devotees. He also reviewed ongoing Kedarnath development projects, which he said on Friday, that he likes t...Read More

Day before final phase of polling, BJP chief Amit Shah performs ‘Tatkal Mahapuja’ at Somnath temple

May 18, 2019

Somnath: On a day when PM Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath temple, BJP president Amit Shah today performed special 'Tatkal Mahapuja' at Somnath temple in his home-state Gujarat. Amit Shah along with wife Sonalben, son Jay, daughter-in-law Rishita and grand-daughter visited Somnath temple. He is also the trustee of the temple which is the seat of first among 12 jyotirlinga (optical body) of lord Shiva. He did Jalabhishek, Dwaja puja and tatkal mahapuja in the grand temple situated on the ...Read More

CM attends final rituals of Saint Sadaram Bapa, pays rich tribute

May 15, 2019
CM attends final rituals of Saint Sadaram Bapa, pays rich tribute

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani today attended the final rituals of Saint Sadaram Bapa at Totana dham, Kankrej in North-Gujarat and paid a rich tribute to him. The Chief Minister said the sad demise of Saint Sadaram Bapa at the age of 111-years has left a vast void in the society and it was a very sad day for the entire state. His contribution for upliftment of poor, downtrodden, deprived people was very noticeable. A large number of people from all strata of the society...Read More

Barahi(naming) prastaav function of Tilakayat heir held

May 12, 2019
Barahi(naming) prastaav function of Tilakayat heir held

Mumbai: Goswami Chi. Shri Bhupeshkumarji (Shri Vishal Bawa sahab) and A. S. Aishwarya-Laxmi (Dixita Bahuji)’s son’s naming ceremony was concluded in Tilakayat Aawas, Mumbai, this afternoon. The new heir of Vallabhkul was named Shri Lal-Govindji IV. His Rashi name will be Dhananjayaadhiraj, while his Vyahvarik name (on Official Documents) is Adhiraj Goswami. The Vaishnav community will affectionately address him as Lal Bawa. In the Tilakayat Lineage, usually a name repeats every 3...Read More

In pictures: 69th anniversary of pran pratishtha of Somnath mandir marked

May 11, 2019
In pictures: 69th anniversary of pran pratishtha of Somnath mandir marked

Somnath: 69th anniversary of pran pratishtha ceremony of Somnath temple was marked today with various programmes at pilgrim town Somnath. Then President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad had presided over installation ceremony of Somnath Jyotirlinga at 11th of May 1951 at 9.46 am.   Read More

Somnath Series: How Jawaharlal Nehru opposed President Rajendra Prasad’s decision to attend Somnath ceremony

May 11, 2019
Somnath Series: How Jawaharlal Nehru opposed President Rajendra Prasad’s decision to attend Somnath ceremony

By Japan K Pathak Presented here are the historical details that throw light on how India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had opposed President Rajendra Prasad's decision to attend the installation ceremony of Somnath shiv linga, scheduled to take place on May 11, 1951. Rajendra Prasad was not Nehru's first choice for the post of President: Mathai in his book Mathai in his book Reminiscences of the Nehru Age writes: Nehru did not like the idea of Rajendra Prasad as President becau...Read More

Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir Election: Dev Paksh emerges winner, SP Swami led Acharya Paksh loses

May 06, 2019
Gadhada Swaminarayan Mandir Election: Dev Paksh emerges winner, SP Swami led Acharya Paksh loses

Bhavnagar: Gadhada Swaminarayan temple will be now under Dev Paksh which also controls the famous Swaminarayan temples in Vadtal and Sarangpur. The temple was so far was governed by Acharya Paksh. Due to legal fight in courts over voters lists between Acharya Paksh and Dev Paksh, election for Gadhda Temple Board couldn't be held in last 13 years. An election could take place on 5th of May 2019 only after the order by the Supreme Court. There are three temple boards in Vadtal faction ...Read More

BAPS Hindu Mandir foundation stone-laying ceremony completed, celebrating UAE’s commitment to tolerance

April 21, 2019
BAPS Hindu Mandir foundation stone-laying ceremony completed, celebrating UAE’s commitment to tolerance

Abu Dhabi (press release) : Marking a significant moment in the history of the UAE, around 5,000 devotees and well-wishers thronged to participate in and witness the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the BAPS Hindu Mandir. Volunteers began to arrive at the site location as early as 6:00 a.m., with participants arriving at 8:00 a.m. The Shilanyas Ceremony, which is an ancient Vedic ritual performed to bless and sanctify the main foundation stones, commenced at 9:00 a.m. This ceremony signi...Read More

Devendra Fadnavis visits Haridham Sokhda, addresses Ram Navmi gathering

April 14, 2019

Vadodara: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was in Gujarat on day-long visit for party campaign for Lok Sabha general elections 2019. Fadnavis addressed a public meeting in Ahmedabad at around noon and left for Central Gujarat where in the evening he addressed a gathering at Haridham Sokhada in presence of Hari Prasad Swami. Fadnavis in last programme of the day visited Vadodara and addressed another public meeting. DeshGujaratRead More

Rajkot to get Gujarat’s second largest ISKCON temple

April 11, 2019
Rajkot to get Gujarat’s second largest ISKCON temple

Rajkot: The second biggest ISKCON temple in Gujarat will be inaugurated on Sunday, April 14. The temple has been named as Radhanil Madhav Dhaam. Constructed at a cost of Rs. 51 crore over 30,000 square ft land the temple will have murtis of Radhanil Madhav, Jagannath Baldev, Subhadra, Sita, Ram, Lakshman, Hanuman, Prahlad Narsimh, Gaur Nitai and Prabhupad. A four-day mahotsav has been organized to mark opening of the temple. Future plans involve mid-day meal kitchen, gau shala, A...Read More