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 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...
Kumbh Nagri (Allahabad),
February 7, 2013
Former conservancy workers ecstatic about mingling with seers
January 20, 2013
Concerned over rising river pollution, sadhus of various orders are now seeking departure from tradition as they want adequate land to bury their dead instead of the practice of ‘Jal Samadhi’ (wat...
January 6, 2013
The State Police have made elaborate preparations for crowd management and avert any untoward incident at Sabarimala as surrounding base camps of pilgrims during the Makaravilakku festival, P. Cha...
August 29, 2012
SAVE entrusted the task of preparing 25,000 small and 200 big idols »
August 13, 2012
Chief priest Godavarthi Ananta Padmanabhacharyaswami received the crown with temple honours and performed ‘abhishekam’ and ‘samprokshana’ before placing it on the tall and beautiful idol of the Lord. »
May 7, 2012
Swargapuri, the burial ground, in Krishnalanka has acquired a new look and amenities with philanthropists donating generously. A gas-based crematorium facility came up at the Swargapuri here on Su...
April 15, 2012
The annual Hindu festival of luck, Vishu, was celebrated with traditional fervour and ritualistic splendour at Sabarimala Sannidhanam on Saturday.
Hundreds of devotees from different part...
April 5, 2012
The astrological consultation, ‘raasi-vaickal', allegedly organised without authorisation by Devaswom administrative officer K. Rajan and a private construction company, at Lord Ayyappa Temple at...
March 26, 2013
Devidas began his ‘rolling yatra’ to Puttaparthi some 1,250 km away, on December 7. Covering an average of 10 km a day, the saffron-clad devotee has completed around 900 km »
February 8, 2013
Sometimes in life, it does seem as if there is an impossibly difficult situation from which there is no exit. Often, however, our fears are exaggerated. When we face a problem that seems in...
January 20, 2013
As it being the custom, the Melsanthi had closed the sanctum sanctorum and handed over the keys to the royal representative who, in turn, had given a purse as dakshina to the priest. »
January 14, 2013
Tens of thousands of Ayyappa devotees worshipped the Makarajyoti, a bright star sighted on the eastern horizon of Sabarimala Sannidhanam, and the Makaravilakku, ritualistic deeparadhana performed...
January 2, 2013
The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed Municipal authorities here to ensure proper shelter for the poor visiting the city during the two-month-long Maha Kumbh commencing on January 14.
August 18, 2012
Residents of Edappally, under the aegis of the Coordination Committee of Residents’ Associations, welcomed the Malayalam New Year with a harvest of a field of bananas and vegetables cultivated und...
May 10, 2012
Minister for Industries and Information Technology P. K. Kunhalikutty has written to the Union Minister for S. M. Krishna expressing his disappointment over the Centre not conceding State’s demand...
April 21, 2012
Amarnath pilgrims have to undergo a compulsory check-up and furnish a health certificate from a registered medical practitioner when they apply for a permit to make the pilgrimage.
April 9, 2012
Young Men’s Christian Association has organised an ‘Easter evening’ at the YMCA Hall in Thiruvalla on Monday.
Agriculture Minister, K.P. Mohanan, inaugurated the Easter celebrations and E...
April 3, 2012
The Travancore Devaswom Board has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the Pallivetta and Aratt ceremonies in the last lap of the 10-day annual festival at the Lord Ayyappa Temple...