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Christian clergies in Mizoram battle Satan
Aizawl, March 24 (IANS) The church in the predominantly Christian northeastern state of Mizoram is grappling to fight a bizarre phenomenon of tribal youths worshipping Satan, seeking supernatural powers to perform miracles.

Saturday, March 24, 2007 12:15:13 PM

Bihar plans religious tourist circuits
Patna, March 22 (IANS) In a bid to turn Bihar into a tourist destination, the government is planning to develop six exclusive tourist circuits that will connect shrines of different religions besides heritage sites.

Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:45:11 PM

ISKCON fined for copyright violation
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday imposed a fine of Rs.50,000 on the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) for copyright violation in staging Ram Leela, the traditional play on the life of Hindu Lord Ram, based on the script of a cultural organisation.

Monday, March 19, 2007 8:34:10 PM

800,000 take dip in Kurukshetra during eclipse
Kurukshetra (Haryana), March 19 (IANS) Over 800,000 people took the holy dip in the Brahmasarowar (Pond of Lord Brahma) Monday in this town of the Mahabarata fame on the occasion of the solar eclipse.

Monday, March 19, 2007 6:34:40 PM

Hooda donates tractor at Hindu shrine
Panchkula, March 19 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda drove a tractor at a famous north Indian Hindu shrine Monday before donating it to the temple.

Monday, March 19, 2007 5:13:44 PM

Partial solar eclipse in India, thousands take holy dip (LEAD - Changing dateline)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) A partial solar eclipse in the country Monday saw thousands of religious-minded people taking bath in rivers and praying, while the curious gathered at planetariums to watch the celestial show.

Monday, March 19, 2007 4:37:30 PM

Confusion over 'Ugadi' celebrations in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) A majority of people in Andhra Pradesh did not celebrate Telugu New Year 'Ugadi' Monday even as the state government held the official celebrations to mark the day.

Monday, March 19, 2007 4:34:17 PM

Temples closed, hundreds take dip during eclipse
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) All major Hindu temples in Andhra Pradesh were closed and hundreds of men and women took a dip in the river during the partial solar eclipse Monday.

Monday, March 19, 2007 12:59:47 PM

Strict vigil prevents child marriages in Andhra town
Srikalahasti (Andhra Pradesh), March 18 (IANS) For the first time in centuries the divine wedding of Hindu god Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati was celebrated in this temple town without a child marriage being performed simultaneously, as has been the practice.

Sunday, March 18, 2007 8:49:50 AM

Row over celebrating Telugu new year
Hyderabad, March 17 (IANS) The Telugu new year Ugadi this time is mired in controversy with some religious heads, astrologers and even political parties warning the Andhra Pradesh government that celebrating it Monday would spell doom for the state.

Saturday, March 17, 2007 5:46:28 PM

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