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Durga puja begins in Bengal Durga puja begins in Bengal



Kolkata, Durga Puja rituals began in West Bengal on Monday as enthusiastic devotees plunged into merriment marking the first day of the biggest festival in this part of the world.

'Sasthi' or 'Bodhan' -- the welcoming of the Durga idols -- signalled the commencement of the five-day puja as the eastern metropolis welcomed its patron goddess to beats of dhaak (drums) and aroma of incense.

Armed with mobile apps, special arrangement by West Bengal Transport Development Corporation for puja parikrama (pandal hopping), printed guide maps, denizens and tourists -- cutting across age and class barriers -- hit the streets here and in towns across districts, making rounds of different marquees under tight security arrangements.

Mythology revisited: Lakhs to attend Sita-Ram marriage at Agra Mythology revisited: Lakhs to attend Sita-Ram marriage at Agra



Agra, Around a million people are set to descend on this historic city over the next three days beginning Saturday to witness the divine marriage of goddess Sita and Shri Ram with the the city's oldest colony Vijay Nagar being opulently decorated as mythological Janakpuri.


The Janak palace has been modeled after Belur Math in West Bengal, while three other mammoth structures mimick historical buildings of the country.

Work on to restore Srinagar mosque after 250 years Work on to restore Srinagar mosque after 250 years



Srinagar, The restoration work at the historic Jamia Masjid began here on Tuesday after a gap of 250 years.

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who heads the Anjuman-e-Auqaf or mosque management, tweeted that to begin with restoration of the heritage minarets had been taken up under the supervision of experts.

The Mirwaiz delivers his weekly congregational sermon on Friday at the mosque, which was built by Sultan Sikander Shahmiri in 1394.

History of Sri Harmandir Sahib , Golden Temple  Amritsar History of Sri Harmandir Sahib , Golden Temple Amritsar


Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Sri Darbar Sahib or Golden Temple,  is named after Hari (God) the temple of God. The Sikhs all over the world, daily wish to pay visit to Sri Amritsar and to pay obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib in their Ardas.

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan dev ji Martyrdom of Guru Arjan dev ji


On 16 June 1606, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir ordered that Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Sikh Guru be tortured and sentenced to death after the Guru had refused to stop preaching his message of God as started by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Guru was made to sit on a burning hot sheet while boiling hot sand was poured over his body. After enduring five days of unrelenting torture, Guru Arjan Dev Ji was taken for a bath in the river. As thousands watched he entered the river, never to be seen again.

Purja purja kate marhe kabho na chhade khet - Saint Kabir ji Purja purja kate marhe kabho na chhade khet - Saint Kabir ji

Kabir ji was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism's scripture Guru Granth Sahib. His early life was in a Muslim family, but he was strongly influenced by his teacher, the Hindu bhakti leader Ramananda.

Toll in Haryana Sikh shrine collapse rises to 3 Toll in Haryana Sikh shrine collapse rises to 3

 

  

Chandigarh,  With the recovery of two more bodies, the toll in the collapse of the main portion of a Sikh shrine in Haryana's Panipat town rose to three on Tuesday, officials said.

Rescue operations by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) continued at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Pehli Patshahi as one more body was located in the debris while two people remained missing.

No one sings about Jesus- Palash Sen No one sings about Jesus- Palash Sen


Mumbai, Singer Palash Sen, who has launched a rock song on Jesus Christ, says that no one sings about him and that the reasons could be communal, commercial or political.

While people celebrated the Easter Sunday on April 16, Sen unveiled the song "Jesus, the Lord has risen".

"No one sings about a man like Jesus... the reasons could be communal, commercial or political. I have always believed music and poetic expressions are way above all this," he said.

Authentic flavours of Amritsar Authentic flavours of Amritsar


Amritsar, Home to the holiest gurdwara of Sikhism -- the Harmandir Sahib -- Amritsar entices devotees with its divine and spiritual energy. And what adds to the splendour of the city is the absolutely scrumptious food on offer.

There is definitely something satisfying about experiencing this culinary capital of Punjab in the luxurious ambience of the Taj Swarna, which is located at the outer Circular Road, a few kilometres from the Golden Temple.

Gurdwaras in Sacramento (U.S) offer food, shelter to California dam evacuees Gurdwaras in Sacramento (U.S) offer food, shelter to California dam evacuees



Washington, Several gurdwaras in Sacramento, California's capital city, have come forward to offer meals and shelter to the evacuees of Yuba City, which consists of a sizable number of Indian-Americans, following fears of Oroville Dam collapsing.

Some 188,000 residents, including around 20,000 Indian-Americans, in the River Valley below the Lake Oroville Dam, 65 miles or about 104 km north of Sacramento, were ordered to move away from their homes on Sunday when one of two damaged spillways appeared in danger of imminent collapse from severe erosion, American Bazaar online reported on Monday.

Dalai Lama lays foundation stone for South Asia hub Dalai Lama lays foundation stone for South Asia hub



Hyderabad, Tibet's spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a South Asia hub of the Dalai Lama Centre For Ethics and Transformative Values here.

Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali and Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao were also present at the groundbreaking ceremony at Madhapur, the IT hub.

Amarinder will visit Takht Sri Patna Sahib Gurdwara on Tuesday Amarinder will visit Takht Sri Patna Sahib Gurdwara on Tuesday



New Delhi,

Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh will visit the holy Takht Sri Patna Sahib Gurdwara on Tuesday to participate in the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.

Sgpc will add two sub committees -Badungar Sgpc will add two sub committees -Badungar

Chandigarh

SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar today said that they are going to set up two sub committees of Sikhs which will tackle that important religious  and social issues raised by Sikhs who are settled in abroad or except the states represented by the SGPC

CM Virbhadra inaugurates Admn. block of Guru Gobind Singh College, Paonta Sahib CM Virbhadra inaugurates Admn. block of Guru Gobind Singh College, Paonta Sahib

Paonta Sahib

Chief Minister, Shri Virbhadra Singh along with his wife and former Member of Parliament Smt. Pratibha Singh, today inaugurated the College administrative block of Guru Gobind Singh Ji College in Paonta Sahib, in district Sirmaur constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.15 crore and also laid foundation stone of academic block to cost Rs. 4.16 crore.

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