‘Not Afraid of Covid-19’: Devotees Flout Covid-19 Rules, Hundreds Throng Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi

‘Not Afraid of Covid-19’: Devotees Flout Covid-19 Rules, Hundreds Throng Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi

In brazen violation of the Covid-19 mandates issued by the Uttar Pradesh government, hundreds of devotees on Monday visited the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi to take a holy dip in the Ganga on the second Monday of the holy month of Sawan. Most visitors were seen walking without face masks or maintaining social distancing. … Read more

Devotees Risk Life By Crossing High Stream River To Reach Shakumbhari Devi Temple

Many of the pilgrims decided to move ahead despite the fast flowing rivers in their way

Many of the pilgrims decided to move ahead despite the fast flowing rivers in their way Many of the people, who were crossing the river in groups, were not following Covid-19 guidelines. The incessant rains in Behat region of Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district is affecting the pilgrims who have been flocking to the Shakumbhari Devi … Read more

With Eco-Friendly Campus, Ayodhya Ram Temple to be Open for Devotees by End of 2023

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By the end of 2023, the Ram temple in Ayodhya will open to devotees and the entire 70-acre campus will be completed by the end of 2025, office-bearers of the Ram Temple trust said on Thursday.

The announcement came after a meeting of the 15-member Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust with engineers and architects and it was chaired by the trust’s chief Nripendra Misra, who wrapped up a two-day visit to Ayodhya.

“By the end of 2023, the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram temple will be opened for devotees to pay obeisance to Ram Lalla,” Champat Rai, general secretary of the trust told the Hindustan Times. “Construction work on the 70-acre temple complex will be completed by the end of 2025. Then the entire temple campus will be opened for devotees,” added Rai.

In August 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of the temple in a glitzy ceremony. However, the temple’s construction was stalled in January after water was found under the proposed temple site. Currently, engineers are working on the foundation of the temple and it is likely to be completed by September 15. Reportedly, the second phase of the work is likely to start in November.

The temple’s committee has also decided to keep the Ram Janmabhoomi campus eco-friendly with the provision of rainwater harvesting. “All existing trees in the temple complex will be preserved so that they provide natural cooling to devotees,” said Rai.

Meanwhile, the committee also decided that instead of cement, industrial fly ash will be used in the construction of the temple, which will be procured from the Unchahar Thermal Power Plant in Rae Bareli. Sa

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Odisha Bans ‘Bol Bom Yatra’ Of Shiva Devotees For Second Year In Row Amid Covid

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This is for the second year when the Odisha government prohibited the “Bol Bom Jatra”. (File) Bhubaneswar: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Odisha, the state government Tuesday announced a ban on the religious activities and congregations of “Kaudias” or “Bol Bom” devotees. The “Bol Bom” devotees are not allowed to collect water … Read more

Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple to Open for Devotees from July 17-21, Jabs, RT-PCR Test Must

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File photo of Sabarimala temple. To follow Covid-19 protocols, a maximum of 5,000 people will be allowed through virtual queue system for darshan of ‘Masapooja’. News18.com New Delhi Last Updated:July 10, 2021, 21:59 IST FOLLOW US ON: Sabarimala temple in Kerala is all set to open its gates for devotees of Lord Ayyappa from July … Read more

In the Name of God and Corona, Devotees Tonsure Themselves at Srisailam Temple in AP

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General tradition at the temples is that devotees will offer prayers after tonsuring at Kalyana Kattas followed by bathing. However, in the famous temple of Srisailam Temple in Andhra Pradesh the devotees themselves tonsuring their heads instead of temple staff to do so. On Wednesday, a video of devotees tonsuring the heads of their children … Read more

Puri Rath Yatra to Be Held Without Devotees for Second Year in a Row And Other Top Stories

Puri Rath Yatra to Be Held Without Devotees for Second Year in Row With Covid Protocol in Place

Puri Rath Yatra to Be Held Without Devotees for Second Year in Row With Covid Protocol in Place A month ahead of the annual Rath Yatra, on July 12, the Odisha government on Thursday announced that this year, too, devotees will be barred from participating in the festival, which will only be held in Puri … Read more

Puri Rath Yatra to Be Held Without Devotees for Second Year in Row With Covid Protocol in Place

Puri Rath Yatra to Be Held Without Devotees for Second Year in Row With Covid Protocol in Place

A month ahead of the annual Rath Yatra, on July 12, the Odisha government on Thursday announced that this year, too, devotees will be barred from participating in the festival, which will only be held in Puri amid strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena said that all guidelines of the … Read more

Kedarnath Temple Reopens For Devotees

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Kedarnath Temple. (Pic: @PIBDehradun/Twitter) Badrinath Temple, which was closed on November 19, will reopen to devotees on May 18, a spokesperson of the Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board had earlier said The portals of Kedarnath Temple were opened for devotees today at 5 am. The temple was closed on November 16 last year. The official handle … Read more

Kedarnath Temple Reopens For Devotees

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Kedarnath Temple. (Pic: @PIBDehradun/Twitter) Badrinath Temple, which was closed on November 19, will reopen to devotees on May 18, a spokesperson of the Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board had earlier said The portals of Kedarnath Temple were opened for devotees today at 5 am. The temple was closed on November 16 last year. The official handle … Read more

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