April 30, 2013
A selection of images from the car festival at Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Temple held in Triplicane, by our photographer S. R. Raghunathan
April 28, 2013
In yet another pilgrim-friendly initiative, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) management has cancelled the VIP break darshan in the evenings from May 1.At a joint press conference on...
April 26, 2013
Massive ‘Shobha Yatras’ held during Hanuman Jayanti »
April 22, 2013
The A.P. State Haj Committee will conduct ‘qurrah’ (draw of lots) on Tuesday to select 5,977 pilgrims for Haj 2013. The district wise computerised qurrah will be held at 12 noon at the Haj House he...
April 19, 2013
Sporting saffron caps, ‘kurtas’ and scarves, youngsters took out the yatra from Rani Avanthi Bai Hall at Dhoolpet in the afternoon, culminating at the culminated at Hanuman Vyayamshala at Koti
March 29, 2013
CELEBRATION Easter is about remembrance, celebration and feasting. NEETI SARKAR looks at the connection between Easter eggs and the risen Christ
March 18, 2013
Brahmotsavam of Sri Kapaleeswarar temple begins tomorrow with flag hoisting at 7. 30 a.m. In this ten-day fest, Adigara Nandi (March 20), Thiruther (March 24), Arupathumoovar ((March 25) and T...
March 13, 2013
The Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) will be deploying 3,200 Amala Bharatham volunteers for the intensive cleaning drive planned at Sabarimala on March 16 and 17.
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March 10, 2013
At least two devotees were on Sunday killed and 10 others injured when a stampede broke out in a Shiva temple on the occasion of Shivratri here. The incident occurred in the morning when ‘k...
February 26, 2013
Thousands of women to cook for the goddess
April 30, 2013
Pilgrims visiting the temple town of Chottanikkara continue to suffer as the spat between the grama panchayat and the Hotels and Restaurants’ Association on waste water being let out into public dr...
April 27, 2013
In the recently conducted draw of lots for selection of Haj pilgrims, as many as 177 applicants from Coimbatore and Tirupur and 34 from the Nilgiris have been chosen for undertaking the pilgrimage...
April 24, 2013
A total of 5,977 pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh were selected for Haj 2013 through ‘qurrah’ (draw of lots) on Tuesday. They are in addition to the 1,345 pilgrims already selected under the two rese...
April 21, 2013
Celebrated every year in the month of ‘Medam’ (mid-April to mid-May) as per the Malayalam calendar, the festival was introduced by King Sakthan Thampuran of the erstwhile Kochi state in the late 18th century.
April 15, 2013
The uruli (large brass bowl) was tastefully arranged with rice, dal, and pulses, navadhanyam, coconut, assorted vegetables, fruits such as mango, jackfruit, pineapple, banana, along...
March 26, 2013
Lakhs of devotees huddled around the four mada streets in Mylapore on Monday, like a tightly-knit garland bound by their sheer will to witness the annual and opulent Arubathu Moovar procession. »
March 16, 2013
For the past few days, the streets of Puducherry have come alive with a series of processions that depict the ‘Mayanakollai’ story. On Saturday, all the festivities came to an end with an offering...
March 11, 2013
About 20,000 people thronged the sand banks of the Periyar and paid respects to departed souls by performing the balitharpanam at Aluva Manappuram. The Travancore Devaswom Board had arranged...
February 27, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI has recalled moments of “joy and light” during his papacy but also times of great difficulty in an emotional, final general audience in St. Peter’s Square before retiring. ...
February 25, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the Conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition...