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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday greeted people on the occasion of Makara Sankranti and Pongal, two harvest festivals celebrated Sunday and Monday respectively.
Saturday, January 13, 2007 11:52:15 AM
Ranchi, Jan 11 (IANS) Three people have been arrested in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district for forcibly cutting off the hair of a Sikh youth. The main culprit is absconding.
Thursday, January 11, 2007 4:34:36 PM
Hyderabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi has sought a Rs.500-billion package for uplifting Muslims.
Thursday, January 11, 2007 4:07:48 PM
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