If people do not have the freedom to practice their religion the way they want, what kind of freedom is that? Before the 75th Independence Day, we must free the temples
Health ministry issues SOPs for religious places; no physical offerings to be allowed, thermal screening mandatory at entrance
According to the SOPs, all religious places should ensure hand hygiene (sanitizer dispenser) and make thermal screening provisions at the entrance mandatorily.
Cycle Pure Agarbathies launches PurePrayer app for devotees; solution to help book pujas, services at 52 major temples in Karnataka
The PurePrayer app will not add any additional service charge or convenience for connecting the Devotees to the temples.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Hundreds of devotees assemble in temples on Ram Navami across West Bengal, flout lockdown
Long queues of devotees were seen outside temples across the state, while the annual Ram Navami rallies were not held this year as the VHP and other saffron groups have called off the programmes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
From temples to royal courts, and the proscenium stage: A social history of Indian performance spaces
A proscenium stage born in the West posits a distance between audience and performer to offer a visual experience. Yet, why is it that classical dance, which vehemently claims its origins in a text on Indian aesthetics, most widely performed on a proscenium stage? The history of performance spaces in India is a deeply sociological one.
As many as 121 species of plants thrive in Bengaluru’s sacred sites, contributing to the city’s urban biodiversity.
Headless body found near Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati points to prevalence of human sacrifices at centre of tantricism
The Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati is steeped in closely-guarded secrets and on 19 June, that mystery got a fresh twist with the discovery of the headless, semi-naked body of a woman, about 40 years of age
Rajnath Singh says temples and cows not electoral stunt for BJP but 'integral part of cultural life'
Addressing a press conference in Alwar district's Bansur, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that temples and cows were not an elections stunt for the BJP. Meanwhile, he said that Congress leaders start offering prayers at temples when elections approach
Murtis, Indian statues, came about as a concept millennia ago, where anything physical could technically be a murti— a rock, a stream and so on — as opposed to the abstract.
On 6 January 2014, the SC ruled that no government had the absolute right to take over the management of temples' trusts
Tamil Nadu's Idol Wing recovers 56 stone idols, 22 pillars, 12 metal statues from businessman Ranvir Shah's home
Idol Wing DSP Ashok Natarajan said a total of 89 items including 56 stone idols, 22 pillars and 12 metal statues were recovered from Ranvir Shah's home on Thursday.
Varanasi is a strange city; one foot in the past, one in the present. The word ‘future’ feels out of place here, things just have been and continue to be
The Congress leaders would be seeking divine blessings at various temples in Madhya Pradesh in a bid to wrest power from the BJP in the state.
Clarifying on media reports that suggested that GST would be levied on free food supplied in anna kshetras run by religious institutions, a finance ministry statement said "this is completely untrue. No GST is applicable on such food supplied free".
With the demonetisation move resulting in a drop in donations, some of the famous temples in Gujarat have started introducing e-wallets.
Police in Bangladesh have arrested the alleged mastermind of attacks on Hindu temples and houses earlier this month.
Demonetisation: Why send I-T notice to only Goa Catholic Church, what about other religious entities?
To suddenly demand data about how much the Catholic Church in Goa held in demonetised notes on 8 November under section 133(6) of the Income Tax act and also all its affiliates is pretty much out of line.
Maharashtra government issued a circular on Wednesday asking all religious bodies, NGOs and charitable trusts to maintain a daily balance sheet and deposit donations received, in banks, on a daily basis
Smugglers and looters have long been suspected of targeting Tamil Nadu's temples, many of which are located in remote areas and have been abandoned.
The decision to allow donations in stocks and bonds is aimed at enhancing the income of these temples.