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Friday, September 17, 2021



Day-long Annadhanam scheme launched for 3 Tamil Nadu temples

September 17, 2021 11:32 am

The Annadhanam scheme at the famous Sri Subrahmanya Swamy temple at Tiruchendur, Mariamman temple in Samayapuram and Sri Subrahmanya Swamy temple at Thiruthani will be operated from 8 am to 10 pm.

Madras HC directs police to arrest encroachers of temple property under Goondas Act

September 16, 2021 10:15 am

The court directed the State government to effect publication of advertisements in respect of all the temples across the state, calling upon the encroachers/illegal occupants to surrender the possession of all such properties voluntarily before the competent authorities within a stipulated period.

HR & CE officials told to follow CM's instruction on TN temple priests

August 20, 2021 9:11 am

M K Stalin had assured that no serving priests were relieved from temples in the wake of new appointments and directed to accommodate those exceeding the upper age limit on daily wages.

Women trained in Agama Sastra to be allowed as priests: Tamil Nadu minister

June 14, 2021 6:58 am

While neighbouring Kerala too was not known for any such formal government move to allow women priests for gender equality, both Tamil Nadu and Kerala have many temples — especially subcultural deities — with women priests.

Centre should withdraw NMA bylaws for Ekamra Kshetra temples: Naveen Patnaik

February 13, 2021 7:14 am

On Monday, Union Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel had announced withdrawal of the draft heritage bylaws for development around Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, after delegations of the BJP and the ruling BJD separately met him in Delhi, seeking its withdrawal.

Unaware of SHRC order, Hyderabad man still waits for next meal

May 29, 2020 11:32 pm

45-year-old Rajesh Vanam, who has to walk with the help of crutches for the last five years, used to be dependent on the alms he received from visitors to the Nagamma temple in Yellareddyguda, one of the busiest residential locales in Hyderabad.

Karnataka to reopen temples from June 1; final decision after Centre guidelines

May 26, 2020 11:49 pm

If they do open on June 1, temples will have to follow a standard operating protocol (SOP) across the state.

Andhra Pradesh: Tirumala Tirupati trust to seek govt advice on non-Hindu staff

December 31, 2017 6:02 am

A government order issued in 2007 mandated that only Hindus can be recruited by the TTD as it is a purely Hindu organisation. The order exempted TTD’s educational institutions.

Will prayers reach god from illegally built temples, asks Delhi High Court

December 12, 2017 8:10 pm

The court asked the municipal corporation of north Delhi, under whose jurisdiction the area falls, to produce records pertaining to the construction of the road and the pavement adjoining which the illegal encroachments have sprung up.

Call for entry of non-Hindus in temples

September 09, 2017 3:00 pm

Minister for Tourism and Devaswom, Kadakampally Surendran wanted to avoid 'unnecessary' debate on the issue and said except in Sree Krishna Temple in Guruvayour, there was no bar for entry of non-Hindus in temples.


Arvind Kejriwal visits Varanasi

March 25, 2014 5:32 pm

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal visited Varanasi to campaign for Lok Sabha elections.


Sabarimala: Protestors block activist Trupti Desai’s exit from Kochi airport

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Activist Trupti Desai is stuck in Kochi airport as protestors block her exit. She was scheduled to go to Sabarimala as the annual pilgrimage begins on Saturday.