Quite spiritedly, fervently and emotionally like the Ramlila, Muharram in India observes the victory of virtue over evil. It commemorates the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the younger grandson of Prophet Mohammed. In India, it is revered by all communities, especially the Hindus in Varanasi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Amroha, Indore, Nagpur, Jaipur, Phagwara in Punjab, Bhopal and Kanpur.
Monday, January 29, 2007 11:27:44 AM
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 (IANS) The Orthodox church in Kerala condemned the state government Sunday for allowing the rival Jacobite faction to offer prayers in a restricted area.
Sunday, January 28, 2007 6:04:38 PM
Kannur (Kerala), Jan 27 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy Saturday demanded that state Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan visit a Christian faith healing centre near Trissur that is under a cloud over allegations of criminal activities and receipt of foreign funds.
Saturday, January 27, 2007 4:42:31 PM
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Dara Singh, who led a mob that burnt alive Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons in Orissa in January 1999, should not get the death sentence, says an Indian American author on the eighth anniversary of the crime.
Saturday, January 27, 2007 8:14:25 AM
India has had the misfortune of experiencing Sikh, Muslim and Hindu terrorism.
Saturday, January 27, 2007 8:12:39 AM
Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) The Republic Day got a religious touch as devotees thronged a city temple where Hindu deities Vaishno Devi and Hanuman were dressed in the tricolour.
Friday, January 26, 2007 7:47:29 PM
Kochi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Thursday allowed the state police to probe irregularities into the Muringur Divine Retreat Centre, a leading Christian faith healing centre near Trissur district.
Thursday, January 25, 2007 9:05:35 PM
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) After nearly three decades of work in commercial films, Malayalam superstar Mammootty has now started endorsing social issues through his films and is even forgoing remuneration at times.
Thursday, January 25, 2007 6:02:51 PM
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) It is a question of 2.4 million empty plastic bottles dumped on a helpless city, and Varanasi, the cultural capital of India, doesn't even have regular garbage collection!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:04:02 AM
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Shades of sunny yellow brightened homes and temples as Basant Panchami was celebrated, heralding the beginning of spring, and prayers offered to Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of learning, in the city Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 5:42:43 PM
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