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Sonia may visit Kumbh, uncertainty over holy dip
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to visit Allahabad during the Ardh Kumbh Mela despite the caution issued by security agencies, but there is no final decision yet on whether she should take a holy dip in the Sangam.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 2:08:52 PM

Thousands 'lost and found' at the Kumbh
Allahabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian movies are replete with stories of people getting lost at the 12-yearly Kumbh Mela - the largest single human gathering on earth. But such incidents often occur in reality too when millions converge here for the six-yearly Ardh-Kumbh.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 8:45:04 AM

Seven million take icy baths in salvation quest (NIGHT LEAD)
Allahabad, Jan 15 (IANS) It was a sea of humanity in quest of salvation as nearly seven million devotees, many from outside India, Monday participated in the 'shahi snan', the royal bath, of the six-yearly Hindu festival of Ardh Kumbh at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers, here.

Monday, January 15, 2007 9:14:29 PM

Seven million participate in Ardh Kumbh royal bath (LEAD)
Allahabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Nearly seven million devotees from across the world Monday participated in the shahi snan, or royal bath, of the six-yearly Hindu festival of Ardh Kumbh at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers, here.

Monday, January 15, 2007 7:11:14 PM

Pongal celebrated with prayers to sun god and feasting
New Delhi/Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) With happy shouts of 'Pongal-o-Pongal' as the milk boiled over signifying prosperity and plenty, people in Tamil Nadu and other parts of the country celebrated the harvest festival of Pongal Monday with prayers to the sun god and feasting on traditional sweet rice pudding.

Monday, January 15, 2007 6:47:51 PM

Millions queue up for royal bath at Ardh Kumbh
Allahabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Long before the sun's first rays dawned, millions of Hindus Monday started making their way to Sangam, the holy confluence of three rivers, for the much-awaited 'shahi snan' (royal bath) at the Ardh Kumbh festival here.

Monday, January 15, 2007 1:37:18 PM

Kumbh Mela: five million take holy dip at Sangam
Allahabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Over five million devotees from around the world braved winter chill and took a dip at the confluence of three rivers - Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati - here on Makar Sankranti, an auspicious bathing day of the 42-day Kumbh Mela.

Sunday, January 14, 2007 9:13:21 PM

Millions witness Makar Jyothi at Sabarimala
Sabarimala (Kerala), Jan 14 (IANS) Nearly three million devotees Sunday gathered at the Sabarimala temple and had a sighting of Makar Jyothi, or celestial light, on the horizon on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, marking the finale of the three-month pilgrim season of the hill shrine.

Sunday, January 14, 2007 8:37:49 PM

Politicians, Bollywood share Jaipur sky on Makar Sankranti
Jaipur, Jan 14 (IANS) Politicians and Bollywood celebrities shared the Jaipur sky Sunday as kites bearing life-size pictures of celluloid stars and flamboyant politicos were flown in hordes by residents celebrating the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti.

Sunday, January 14, 2007 6:05:50 PM

Now, English classes for priests in Rajasthan
Kota (Rajasthan), Jan 14 (IANS) With the demand for English-speaking Hindu priests growing both in India and abroad, a Rajasthan organisation has started teaching the language to local pundits.

Sunday, January 14, 2007 8:39:56 AM

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