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Tuesday, May 11, 2021



14-year-old boy thrashed for entering temple to drink water, accused held

March 14, 2021 3:49 am

The temple where the boy was beaten has a board outside which states: “Ye mandir Hinduon ka pavitr sthal hai, yahan Musalmanon ka pravesh varjit hai (This temple is a holy place for Hindus, it is forbidden for Muslims to enter).

Karnataka temple priest's family clash with management over Navaratri celebrations

October 20, 2020 8:54 am

According to Sagar police, the management and chief priest have been at odds over various issues in the last few months. The priest's family, police said, resorted to violence after the temple management refused to grant permission to conduct Chandika homa during Navaratri.

Karnataka: Mookambika Temple authorities complain of fake website with similar name, case filed

November 26, 2019 5:41 pm

According to Udupi district police on November 23, Arvind S. Sutagundi, executive officer of the temple, had submitted a written complaint at the cyber crime, economic offences and narcotics (CEN) police station.

Chennai's transgender priestess 'Ravi Amma' gets devotees flocking to the temple

September 14, 2019 4:07 pm

Ravi Amma has been the head priestess of a temple in Chennai's Old Washermenpet locality for the last 13 years.

Blast near temple pond at Kancheepuram: Two dead, four injured

August 27, 2019 9:16 am

The men had allegedly tried to force open a device they had discovered while desilting a pond at the temple, and triggered an explosion.

Athi Varadar festival: All you need to know about the event

August 17, 2019 11:49 am

The 48-day festival has gained a lot of traction following the visit of high profile political leaders who visited Kancheepuram to offer prayers to Lord Athi Varadar.

All places of worship to be charged domestic power rates, UP minister clarifies

September 02, 2018 3:02 am

Power Minister Srikant Sharma said, “...It should be clarified that all places of worship, be it temple or a church or a mosque will avail of the benefit. However, if any of them are used for commercial purpose, then it will be treated accordingly.”

Lost temple discovered after 1,000 years in China

June 04, 2017 2:39 pm

The Fugan Temple, located in downtown Chengdu, was a famous temple that lasted from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) to the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).

Odisha: OTDC planning to spend Rs 1.15 crore to re-develop old temple

June 12, 2016 1:28 pm

The temple holds significance for the people of Odisha as Maa Budhi Thakurani is regarded as the deity of Silk City

Shani Temple row: No ‘purification’ carried out, women not discriminated against, say villagers

December 03, 2015 12:48 am

The village and temple administration attacked television channels “for presenting a distorted image” of the village. They also denied that women were barred from the shrine.


Hartal in Kerala, widepspread Violence Across State

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

A day after two women entered Sabarimala, several pro-Hindutva outfits have called for a statewide shutdown. The outfit backed by RSS opposes the Supreme Court verdict that lifted the ban on women of all ages in the temple.

Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?

Women know where to go and how to behave, Uma Bharti on Sabarimala

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.

Shah offers prayers at Banke Bihari Temple

February 08, 2016 2:32 pm

Vrindavan (UP), Feb 08 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Monday offered prayers at Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. Shah paid visit to the city to inaugurate a temple in the holy city of Vrindavan. After the inauguration, he will interact with the BJP party workers.

Women must not be barred from entering temple: Mahant Narendra Giri

January 27, 2016 4:30 am

Allahabad, Jan 27 (ANI): Speaking on the Shani Shignapur temple issue, Akhara Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri on Wednesday said that women must not be barred from entering the temple asserting that preventing them from doing so, was not right in any manner. He added that people must be allowed to visit temple and offer prayers irrespective of caste, creed or gender since it is their right to do so.

Shani Shignapur Temple row: 'Bolt' on democracy, say women commission members

January 26, 2016 5:48 pm

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Former member of National Commission for Women (NCW) Shamina Shafiq on Tuesday voiced her concerns regarding the age-old practice of discriminating women and barring them from entering the Shani Shignapur temple. She said it was a blot on the democracy. She added that patriarchy was another main reason because of which such practices still existed. Echoing similar sentiments, Delhi Commission for Women's former chief Barkha Shukla said there was absolutely no reason for barring women from the temple. Such practices are man-made and it should be changed over the period of time.

'Black day' for women after barred from entering Shani Shingnapur shrine

January 26, 2016 5:37 pm

Ahmednagar, Jan 26 (ANI): Scores of women attempting to enter the premises of Shani Shingnapur temple on Tuesday were barred by the police from entering the temple's sanctum. Women have been demanding eradication of an age-old tradition that bars women's entry inside the temple. In November 2015, a woman had offered prayers at the popular shrine in 'breach' of the age-old practice of prohibiting entry of women, after which the temple committee had to suspend seven security men and the villagers to perform purification rituals.