Splendors Mini-Srishti Car Festival scenes

Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Splendors Mini-Srishti Car Festival scenes

Subrahmanya: As a part of the Kiru-Srishti Festival held in the hoary Kukke Subrahmanya Temple, a Car-pulling spectacle was arranged as seen by devotees thronging at the Car Street on Friday (Dec 30). The deity was taken out on a high chariot and a worship (Puja Ceremony) was held at Savari Mantapa on a platform, […]

“Made Snana” service continued at Kiru Srishti in Subramanya Temple

Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Dharma-Sammelana

Kukke Subramanya: During a Kiru (small) Shasti festival here on Friday, hundreds of devotees performed Madesnana (rolling over leftover banana leaves of Brahmins) at the Kukke temple as per traditions. After a meal offering on the courtyard of Sri Subrahmanya temple, over 150 devotees rolled like snakes on leaves left by people who dined. A […]

Christmas crib set on fire near Maripalla colony

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Crib

Bantwal: A Christmas crib, telling tales of Jesus Christ’s birth and erected by 30 Christian families at their cost, in Thumbe Darkas near Maripalla, was unfortunately set ablaze by some miscreants around 3 AM on Wednesday, Dec 28 here. The crib was on a land owned by Valerian Fernandes, made up on the eve of […]

Record offerings of Rs. 114 crores at Sabarimalai temple

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
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Sabarimalai: The Travancore Devaswom Committee in Thiruvananthapuram in a release on Tuesday, revealed that the Sabarimalai Temple Trust had collected a record income of Rs. 114 crores so far, for the Mandalam Makaravilakku season of religious activities, from devotees thronging the hills In lakhs to meet Lord Ayyappa, after a bath in Pampa river and […]

Paddy and Pandal Muhurtas performed at Geetha Mandir

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
Pooja

Udupi: The Paryaya Peetha change once in 2 years is approaching fast in Udupi town. The Paddy Muhurta and the Pandal Muhurta at Sri Sode Mutt, which will take charge of Kadegolu Krishna worship in January 2012, were gone through on Monday. These are preliminary rituals to be conducted before the Paryaya festival, due on […]

Movement of devotees to be restricted

Monday, December 5th, 2011
Sabarimali

Sabarimala  : The movement of Ayyappa devotees will be restricted during Mandala Makaravilakku day at Sabarimala, the abode of Lord Ayyappa. Official sources said the devotees will be stopped at Pampa from moving to Sabarimala on Makaravilakku day evening to reduce rush. The precautionary steps would help avoid the rush in front of Malikappuram Temple. […]

Kumbhashi annual Chariot pulling festival draws crowds on Nov 28

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Kumbhashi-Vinayaka-Temple

Kundapura: Kumbhashi Aanegudde Vinayaka Temple’s annual fair (Jatre) took place from Nov 24 to 28 in great devotional enthusiasm, by thousands of followers of Lord Vinayaka here. A Chariot pulling programme was held on Nov 28 drawing people to the spectacular gola, to perform services to the deity.A century old care was decorated with flags […]

3 Sabarimalai Devotees drowned in rivers

Monday, November 28th, 2011
Falguni-River

Karkala: Tradegy struck 3 Ayyappa devotees in black clothes in 2 separate incidents, cutting short then pilgrimage to Sabarimalai here, due to drowning. Sadananda Moolya (31) of Five cents colony, and Lokesh (35) of Mantrady village lost their lives in River Falguni  after lunch, when whirlpools pulled them, in during a bath. The bodies were […]

Two Russians from Moscow get married in DK as Hindus

Monday, November 21st, 2011
Russians-Moscow

Belthangady: Two Russians coming to India and Belthangady taluk, from Moscow, got Married here in pure Hindu customs of marriage, as devotees of Lord Ganapathy since 15 years. Alexiev Zelenin(39) and fellow citizen(of Moscow) Polina Korniyenko(31) were married on Sunday as per Hindu customs, speaking like Sirsi Havyak Brahmin community members. The Russian couple sat […]

16 Hindus die in stampede in India

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Haridwara Hindus

Lucknow : A stampede killed 16 Hindu pilgrims and injured about 50 during a religious ceremony Tuesday on the banks of the Ganges River in northern India, an official said. The stampede at Haridwar in Uttrakhand state was triggered when some of the pilgrims tripped and fell while those behind continued to push forward, government […]